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Sacred Writings

  • The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquityby Eva Mroczek

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    How did Jews understand sacred writing before the concepts of "Bible" and "book" emerged? The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity challenges anachronistic categories to reveal new aspects of how ancient Jews imagined written revelation-a wildly varied collection stretching back to the dawn of time, with new discoveries always around the corner. more...

  • Song of Exileby David W. Stowe

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    In Song of Exile, David Stowe reconstructs the rich and varied reception history of Psalm 137 using textual analysis, historical overview, and a study of the psalm's place in popular culture. He weaves together the fascinating story of how the psalm has both shaped and been shaped by our understanding of violence, pain, oppression, and justice. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bibleby Leo G. Perdue

    Wiley 2015; US$ 239.95

    This comprehensive The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible offers a broad overview and survey of Old Testament study. It consists of newly commissioned articles from an impressive range of top international Old Testament scholars, from the UK, Europe, Israel, Canada and the US. Explores the history, archaeology, theology, sociology, and... more...

  • Making Menby Stephen M. Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99

    This book identifies seven narratives of male maturation in the Hebrew Bible, and shows how this theme is employed by biblical redactors and narrators to highlight transitions in the historical prose of the Hebrew Bible. It also considers how these stories provide insight into the varying representations of biblical masculinity. more...

  • Christ Died for Our Sinsby Jarvis Williams

    James Clarke & Co 2015; US$ 28.50

    In Christ Died for Our Sins, Jarvis J. Williams argues a twofold thesis: First, that Paul in Romans presents Jesus’ death as both a representation of, and a substitute for, Jews and Gentiles. Second, that the Jewish martyrological narratives in certain Second Temple Jewish texts are a background behind Paul’s presentation of Jesus’ death.... more...

  • Evil and Deathby Beate Ego; Ulrike Mittmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Jewish anthropological beliefs during the Hellenistic-Roman period are an important but previously neglected area of biblical exegesis and Jewish studies. In an effort to address this deficiency, this volume brings together 20 essays related to the subject of sin and death, with special emphasis on integrating material from neighboring... more...

  • Impurity and Gender in the Hebrew Bibleby Elizabeth W. Goldstein

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    Impurity and Gender in the Hebrew Bible explores the role of female blood in the Hebrew Bible and considers its theological implications for future understandings of purity and impurity in the Jewish religion. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume compiles 17 articles by the late Jewish scholar Günter Mayer (1936?2004) and his life-long collaborator, the Tübingen New Testament scholar Michael Tilly. Thematically wide-ranging in the fields of Hellenistic and Rabbinical Judaism, the papers explore biblical history, the socialization and education of children, ancient funerary... more...

  • A Mirror of Rabbinic Hermeneuticsby Giuseppe Veltri

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Rabbinic hermeneutics in ancient Judaism reflects this multifaceted world of the text and of reality, seen as a world of reference worth commentary. As a mirror, it includes this world but perhaps also falsifies reality, adapting it to one's own aims and necessities. This book explores the rabbinic concern with texts as the main area of... more...

  • How to Improve Your Mindby Baruch Spinoza; Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    How to Improve Your Mind is an engaging philosophical text by master Enlightenment thinker Baruch Spinoza. Dr. Dagobert D. Runes, the founder of Philosophical Library, and Albert Einstein were close friends and colleagues who regarded Spinoza as the greatest of modern philosophers.   This edition includes exclusive commentary and biographical... more...