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Sacred Writings

  • Divine Wisdom and Warningby Nicholas Gura

    Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Why are we here? Who really wrote the Bible? Was Jesus actually a messenger of God? Can science and religion be reconciled? Do we have free will? Divine Wisdom and Warning introduces a new way of using the ancient system of Gematria to solve these and other timeless questions. more...

  • Einführung in die Qumranliteraturby Géza G. Xeravits; Peter Porzig

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 42.00

    This book offers a concise introduction to the full range of writings in the Qumran: genuine, apocryphal, and pseudoepigraphic works as well as ?Biblical? manuscripts. The basic knowledge regarding each work is cogently summarized and brief passages are presented verbatim. This approach allows each of the texts to speak for itself as part... more...

  • Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaismby Micah Goodman; Yedidya Sinclair

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 34.95

    A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides. The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed , are... more...

  • Tractates Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah and Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin)by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    The present volume is the seventeenth and last in this series of the Jerusalem Talmud. The four tractates of theSecond Order - Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah, Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin) - deal with different fasts and holidays as well as with the pilgrimage to the Temple. The texts are accompanied by an English translation and presented with full... more...

  • The Revealed and Hidden Writings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslavby Zvi Mark

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Zvi Mark uncovers previously unknown aspects of Rabbi Nachman?s spiritual world. The first section, Revelation, explores Rabbi Nachman?s spiritual revelations, personal trials and spiritual experiments. Among the topics discussed is the powerful ?Story of the Bread.? The second section is dedicated to the rituals of rectification that... more...

  • The Nowhere Bibleby Frauke Uhlenbruch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume explores a biblical text as utopia - a ?no-place?. Reception historical case studies focus on the biblical passage Numbers 13. In Numbers 13 a place is described which has 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... more...

  • Bewildermentsby Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95

    The newest book in Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg?s award-winning series of commentaries on the hebrew bible.   The book of Numbers is the narrative of a great failure. What should have been for the Israelites a brief journey from Mount Sinai to the Holy Land becomes a forty-year death march. Both before and after the devastating report of the Spies, the... more...

  • The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literatureby Markus Witte; Sven Behnke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Metaphors are a vital linguistic component of religious speech and serve as a cultural indicator of how groups understand themselves and the world. The essays compiled in this volume analyze the use, function, and structure of metaphors in Jewish writings from the Hellenistic-Roman period (including the works of Philo and the texts of... more...

  • Scripture and Interpretationby Ariel Feldman; Liora Goldman; Devorah Dimant

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are texts which rewrite the Hebrew Bible. They differ from the literary products of the Qumran ascetic community by missing the sectarian particular style and terminology. These rewritten Bible texts may therefore shed light on the origins and sources of this community. Most of the scholarly attention has... 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...