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  • Memory and Oblivionby Rachel Elior

    De Gruyter 2016; 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...

  • The Early Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kingsby Everett Dr Fox

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 50.00

    The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume in Everett Fox?s landmark translation of the Hebrew Bible. The personalities who appear in the pages of The Early Prophets, and the political and moral... more...

  • Hebrew Mythsby Robert Graves; Raphael Patai

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    This is a comprehensive look at the stories that make up the Old Testament and the Jewish religion, including the folk tales, apocryphal texts, midrashes, and other little-known documents that the Old Testament and the Torah do not include. In this exhaustive study, Robert graves provides a fascinating account of pre-Biblical texts that have been... more...

  • The Mythology of Edenby Arthur George; Elena George

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    Arthur and Elena George utilize new historical and archaeological discoveries to reveal how the author of the Eden story uses veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to convey his message about the most profound questions of human existence regarding the divine, life, death, and immortality. more...

  • The Book of Psalms in Plain Englishby Aaron Lichtenstein

    Urim Publications 2007; US$ 3.99

    The ideas and emotions that make the book of Psalms such a powerful text for Judaism and Christianity alike are brilliantly captured in this deft translation by a scholar of Judaism. Aaron Lichtenstein offers the English translation in verse, just as the original Hebrew text is in poetry, in the various poetic modes required by the myriad moods and... more...

  • Maps and Meaningby Nancy H. Wiener; Jo Hirschmann

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Maps and Meaning is relevant to those looking for a fresh perspective on biblical narratives related to the role of the priest, patients, soldiers, and others who spend time ?outside the camp.? The authors consider the geographical, interpersonal, temporal, and spiritual transitions individuals experience when they move ?in? and ?out of the camp?... more...

  • Lifting the Veilby Michael Cover

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    What accounts for Paul's atypical pattern of scriptural exegesis in 2 Cor 3:7-18? Drawing more deeply than previous studies on the evidence of contemporaneous Jewish and Greco-Roman commentaries, Michael Cover traces Paul's pattern to the writings of Hellenistic Judaism, unveils new evidence for the rhetorical unity of Paul's argument, and illuminates... more...

  • Reading Jewish Religious Textsby Eliezer Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation... more...

  • The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Veniceby Yaacob Dweck

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah spread throughout... more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59

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