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  • Lebensform und Lebensnorm im Antiken Judentumby Günter Mayer; Michael Tilly; Daniel Schumann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Der Band versammelt 17 Beiträge des bereits verstorbenen Judaisten Günter Mayer (1936-2004) und des Tübinger Neutestamentlers Michael Tilly, seines langjährigen Mitarbeiters. Das breite Spektrum an Themen aus dem Bereich des hellenistischen und rabbinischen Judentums umfasst u.a. Arbeiten zur Geschichte der Bibel, zur Sozialisation und Erziehung des... more...

  • The Nowhere Bibleby Frauke Uhlenbruch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Can we locate the Bible or is it too strange to be found? This volume explores a biblical text as utopia - a ?no-place?. Case studies focus on a biblical passage about a place with the singular capacity to reflect the fears and hopes of those who encounter it: Believers hope to find a promised land in reality; scholars hope to find a place on a map;... more...

  • Rashiby Elie Wiesel; Catherine Temerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi?Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki?the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages. Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound scholars and closed... more...

  • On the Mystical Shape of the Godheadby Gershom Scholem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    "Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Mermaid and the Partridgeby George Brooke; Jesper Høgenhaven

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This volume, which contains the papers from a conference in Copenhagen in June 2009 on the texts from DJD V, represents the ongoing work on the re-edition of these texts, and reflects the development in approaches and viewpoints since the texts were first published (1968). more...

  • Bibliographia Karaiticaby Barry Dov Walfish; Mikhail Kizilov

    BRILL 2010; US$ 327.00

    This is the first comprehensive bibliography on the Karaites and Karaism. Including over 8000 items in twenty languages, this bibliography, with its extensive annotations, thoroughly documents the present state of Karaite Studies and provides a solid foundation for future research. Special attention has been given to the organizational structure of... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls and Contemporary Cultureby Adolfo D. Roitman; Lawrence H. Schiffman; Shani Tzoref

    BRILL 2011; US$ 287.00

    This volume contains the proceedings of the international conference held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in July 2008 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • Daily Kabbalahby Gershon Winkler; Andrew Md Weil

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    From sorcery to animal totems, buzzard feathers to hawk spirits, talking trees to magical stones, sacred circles to healing rituals, the Kabbalah brings readers a rich body of ancient wisdom that has been long neglected and even longer misunderstood. The Kabbalah celebrates a quality of consciousness that enables one to experience magic in the ordinary,... more...

  • Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquityby Tal Ilan

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 211.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Although described as volume II, this is the last volume to appear in a series of four which documents all the named Jews whose record has come down to us from Antiquity. It lists all the Jewish people we know and those we think were Jews from Palestine after 200 CE and before the Arab conquest. Most of the information in it is... more...

  • A Heart Afireby Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi; Netanel Miles-Yepez

    JPS 2010; US$ 27.00

    The interpretations in A Heart Afire are as rich and meaningful as the teachings and tales themselves in this intimate guided tour of Hasidism and Hasidic storytelling led by Reb Zalman, an old-world Hasidic elder who is also profoundly connected to modern culture. As a bridge between both worlds, Reb Zalman, and his co-author and student Netanel... more...