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  • Praise Israel for Wisdom and Instructionby Benjamin G. Wright

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    Features fifteen articles that focus on three interrelated themes in the study of Early Judaism. This work explores how specific wisdom and apocalyptic texts relate. It also focuses on how traditional material was shaped and framed in order to ensure its successful transmission to subsequent generations. more...

  • Echoes from the Cavesby F Garc-A Mart-Nez

    BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00

    The 16 contributions of experts both in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and on the study of the New Testament analyze the relationship among the two corpora. Some of the studies propose a general understanding of the relationship, other apply it to concrete topics or texts. more...

  • Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianityby Ruth A Clements; Daniel R Schwartz

    BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00

    The 13 papers comprising this volume treat afresh the connections between the Dead Sea and early Christian texts. Topics covered include exegetical issues; prophecy, demonology, messianism; canon and the rise of commentary; the Fourth Gospel and the Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • Translating Religionby Benjamin H. Hary

    BRILL 2009; US$ 189.00

    Studies the translation of Jews sacred texts, known as the shar, into Judeo-Arabic in Egypt in the 18th and 19th centuries. This book places Judeo-Arabic on the Jewish linguistic spectrum, traces its history, and offers insights to the spoken variety of Egyptian Judeo-Arabic, which set it apart from other Arabic dialects. more...

  • Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desertby Emanuel Tov

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    The updated inventory list reflects corrections made to details recorded imprecisely in DJD XXXIX, the data published in the last DJD volumes, inscribed archeological evidence, new fragments, changed names, new identifications, etc. Also included is an updated version of the categorized list of biblical texts. more...

  • Flores Florentinoby Anthony Hilhorst; Emile Puech; Eibert Tigchelaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 265.00

    This volume comprises forty-eight essays, presented by friends, colleagues and students in honour of Florentino García Martínez. The articles are primarily in the field of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but also cover many other fields of Second Temple Judaism, from late biblical texts and Septuagint up to the pseudepigrapha and early rabbinic writings. more...

  • Memory and Oblivionby Rachel Elior

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This book presents a new perspective on the meaning and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is founded on the contention that the remains of the 1000 sacred scrolls that were found in Qumran on the Dead Sea western shore between 1947?1956 are part of a huge priestly library. This library was lost because of religious conflicts between two rival... more...

  • Back To The Sourcesby Barry W. Holtz

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view. more...

  • The Essential Talmudby Adin Steinsaltz

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    This expanded version of the classic text on Jewish theology--by the scholar Newsweek called "a genius of the highest order"--demonstrates the contemporary relevance of this proud legacy of the Jewish people more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59

    An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised... more...