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  • Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?by Ilana Kurshan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    This fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated books translates the Passover seder's Four Questions into twenty-three languages and provides capsule histories of the Jews in the countries where the languages are spoken. The recitation of the Four Questions at the beginning of the Passover seder by the youngest participant is one of the... more...

  • Essential Torahby George Robinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 35.00

    Whether you are thinking about studying the Bible for the first time or you?re simply curious about its history and contents, you will find everything you need in Essential Torah. George Robinson, author of the acclaimed Essential Judaism , begins by recounting the various theories of the origins of the Torah and goes on to explain its importance... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmudby Aaron Parry

    DK Publishing 2003; US$ 18.95

    An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle.... more...

  • A New English Translation of the Septuagintby Albert Pietersma; Benjamin G. Wright

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99

    Translated from the Hebrew between the third and first centuries B.C., the Septuagint became the Bible for Greek-speaking Jews and was widely cited by early Christians. Now, at long last, it has been made available in an accurate modern translation for English readers.- more...

  • 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...

  • Back To The Sourcesby Barry W. Holtz

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.00

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

  • Hebraic Literatureby Various

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book. This book features the table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small... more...