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  • The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditionsby Angela Kim Harkins; Kelley Coblentz Bautch

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the "sons of God" who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked an explosion of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions... more...

  • The Bible's Many Voicesby Michael Carasik

    JPS 2014; US$ 31.95

    The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik demonstrates, not a remote text reserved for churches and synagogues but rather a human document... more...

  • Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism, Eighth Seriesby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 32.99

    This collection of essays draws on work done in 2011?2012. The author takes up several topics in the systemic analysis of Judaism, its literature, and its theology. more...

  • Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarshipby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2014; US$ 64.99

    Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough but manageable entries on the figures most vital to an understanding the scholarship of the post-Talmudic era. Despite the fact that these scholars have been of great importance to the continued interpretation of religious texts for more than a millennium, they are typically not given as... 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 Making of the Modern Jewish Bibleby Alan T. Levenson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular need_religion, nationalism, ethnicity_drove the enterprise of Bible study as scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their... more...

  • The Mishnahby Jacob Neusner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1988; US$ 38.99

    To learn more about Rowman & Littlefield titles please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com. more...

  • Sacred Fireby Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira; Hershy J. Worch

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2002; US$ 49.99

    Sacred Fire: Torah from the Years of Fury (1939-1942) consists of commentaries on each weekly Torah portion. It also includes a number of lengthy sermons delivered on the major Jewish Festivals as well as a few discourses alluding to people loved and lost. Because writing is not permitted on the Sabbath, these "words of Torah" were transcribed from... more...

  • The Talmudby Jacob Neusner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 23.99

    Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about-the Talmud. Renowned scholar Jacob Neusner introduces readers to the Talmud, defining it, explaining its historical... more...

  • Chapters of the Sagesby Reuven P. Bulka

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 39.99

    Pirkey Avoth ? Chapters of the Sages ?is one of the most well known texts in Jewish tradition. It contains the ethical and moral principles guiding the Jewish way of life as handed down by the sages. In essence, it is a guidebook for living. In this bilingual edition, Reuven P. Bulka, a highly regarded rabbi, author, and editor who also has a Ph.D... more...