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Sacred Writings

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

    De Gruyter 2014; 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 Qumran), as well... 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...

  • Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canonby James A. Diamond

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines a wide range of theologians, philosophers, and exegetes who share a passionate engagement with Maimonides. 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 been focused on... more...

  • The Jewish Study Bibleby Adele Berlin; Marc Zvi Brettler

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory... more...

  • The Lost Matriarchby Jerry Rabow

    JPS 2014; US$ 22.95

    The Lost Matriarch offers a unique response to the sparse and puzzling biblical treatment of the matriarch Leah. Although Leah is a major figure in the book of Genesis, the biblical text allows her only a single word of physical description and two lines of direct dialogue. The Bible tells us little about the effects of her lifelong struggles in... more...

  • Maps and Meaningby Nancy H. Wiener; Jo Hirschmann

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Maps and Meaning is relevant to those looking for a fresh perspective on biblical narratives related to the role of the priest, patients, soldiers, and others who spend time ?outside the camp.? The authors consider the geographical, interpersonal, temporal, and spiritual transitions individuals experience when they move ?in? and ?out of the camp?... more...

  • Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Lawby Jane L. Kanarek

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book presents a new framework for understanding the relationship between biblical narrative and rabbinic law. more...

  • A Sage's Fruitby Rav Yehuda Ashlag

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2014; US$ 4.99

    When traveling, the great Kabbalist, Rav Yehuda Ashlag would write to his students, providing them with guidance and encouragement. This compilation contains letters that reveal the special relationships cultivated between the great teacher and his students. Their unique style and tone offer inspiration and guidance to any seeker of spiritual advancement.... 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...