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Sacred Writings

  • "Genizat Germania" - Hebrew and Aramaic Binding Fragments from Germany in Contextby Andreas Lehnardt

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This volume presents the discovery of several hundred new Hebrew and Aramaic manuscript fragments in Germany. It is a collection of conference papers that discuss the historical, paleographical, and cultural significance of these fragments. It is the first in a series of studies of similar findings in Europe. more...

  • The "Dead Sea Scrolls": A Biographyby John J. Collins

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and... more...

  • (Sacrifices) Left at the Altarby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 38.99

    This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers. more...

  • 1 Enochby George W.E. Nickelsburg; James C. VanderKam

    Fortress Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    1 Enoch was an important and popular text in ancient Judaism, well attested among the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of Jewish origins. George W. E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam have now revised their translation in conjunction with their publication of the complete two volumes on 1 Enoch in the Hermeneia commentary... more...

  • 4 Ezra and 2 Baruchby Michael E. Stone; Matthias Henze

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Fresh translations of early Jewish texts 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, written in the decades after the Judean War, which saw Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism changed forever. This handy volume makes these two important texts accessible to students, provides expert introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts through... more...

  • 4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function and the Meaning of the Epilogueby Hanne von Weissenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    This book focuses on the third section of one of the most important documents from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. Although the primary focus is on the epilogue, the results of this investigation shed light on 4QMMT as a whole. more...

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book of Reasonsby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    The present volume offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra?s Sefer ha-Te'amim, the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer ?reasons?, ?explanations?, or ?meanings? of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction... more...

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra Book of the Worldby Shlomo Sela

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This volume offers the first critical edition, translated and annotated, of the two versions of Abrahan Ibn Ezra?s Book of the World, the first Hebrew work, unique in medieval Jewish science, to discuss the theories and techniques of historical and meteorological astrology. more...

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra on Elections, Interrogations, and Medical Astrologyby Shlomo Sela

    BRILL 2011; US$ 257.00

    This volume offers the first critical edition, with English translation and commentary, of seven astrological treatises by Abraham Ibn Ezra: the Book of Elections (3 versions); the Book of Interrogations (3 versions); and the Book of the Luminaries. more...

  • The Alef-Beitby Yitzchak Ginsburg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 49.99

    This intriguing volume takes readers on a fascinating journey through the Hebrew alphabet. Along the way, Rabbi Ginsburgh reveals each letter's secrets and demonstrates that they are a key to Jewish spirituality. more...