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Sacred Writings

  • 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...

  • Eight Questions of Faithby Niles Elliot Goldstein

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 19.95

    Eight Questions of Faith is a spiritual exploration of some of life?s biggest questions?questions that have been asked by prophets and kings, mystics and sinners?that continue to be asked by every one of us today. Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting such... more...

  • Lifting the Veilby Michael Cover

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    What accounts for Paul's atypical pattern of scriptural exegesis in 2 Cor 3:7-18? Drawing on the evidence of contemporaneous Jewish and Greco-Roman commentaries, Michael Cover traces Paul's pattern to the writings of Hellenistic Judaism, unveils new evidence for the rhetorical unity of Paul's argument, and illuminates the context of Paul's... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Rewriting Samuel and Kingsby Ariel Feldman

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Long neglected by scholars, the Dead Sea scrolls rewriting Samuel-Kings shed precious light on the ancient Jewish interpretation of these books. This volume brings all these texts together for the first time under one cover. Improved editions of the fragments, up-to-date commentary, and detailed discussions of the exegetical traditions... more...

  • 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...