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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Tractates ?evu'ot and 'Avodah Zarahby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    This is volume 13 of the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. Within the Fourth Order Neziqin (?damages?), these two tractates deal with various types of oaths and their consequences (?evu?ot) and laws pertaining to Jews living amongst gentiles, including regulations about the interaction between Jews and ?idolators? (?Avodah Zarah). more...

  • Die Homilien zum Buch Genesisby Peter Habermehl

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 147.00

    The main focus of Origen?s work was exegesis of the Bible ? in large commentaries, but also in sermons, which explore in particular the Old Testament allegorically and typologically. Origen distinguishes between a literal and a figurative, moral-spiritual interpretation of the Holy Scripture. Especially in the case of his sermons on the Book of Genesis... more...

  • Humanistische Kabbala im Barockby Gerold Necker

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    The author reconstructs the adventurous life of the Kabbalist Abraham Cohen de Herrera (d. 1635) in the context of his mystic works. Herrera wrote a synthesis between Christian-oriented Renaissance philosophy, humanistic educational tradition and the kabbalistic ideas of Isaac Luria. His biography is exemplary for the importance of Jewish families,... more...

  • Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalahby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Over the past generation, scholars have devoted increasing attention to the diverse forms that Jewish mysticism has taken both in the past and today: what was once called "nonsense" by Jewish scholars has generated important research and attention both within the academy and beyond, as demonstrated by the popular fascination with figures... more...

  • Judaica Minoraby Günter Stemberger

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 200.43

    Hauptbeschreibung Die hier gesammelten Aufsätze befassen sich mit drei Themenbereichen: Ein Teil gilt der vorislamischen Geschichte der Juden, der Entwicklung des Rabbinats und dem Verhältnis von Juden und Christen. Es folgen Texte zu Methodenfragen, dem historischen Wert rabbinischer Texte, und dem Erbe der Apokalyptik. Zehn Arbeiten kreisen um... more...

  • Sefer ha-Razim I und II - Das Buch der Geheimnisse I und IIby Bill Rebiger; Peter Schäfer

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 154.67

    Hauptbeschreibung Unter dem hebräischen Titel Sefer ha-Razim ("Das Buch der Geheimnisse") sind zwei bis in die Spätantike zurückreichende Schriften bekannt, die überlieferungs- und redaktionsgeschichtlich eng mit einander verwandt sind. Beim Sefer ha-Razim I handelt es sich um ein magisches Handbuch, das eminent magisches Material in das... more...

  • Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prismby Admiel Kosman; Edward Levin

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a legal system, he argues that the Talmud demands inner spiritual effort, to which the trait of humility and the refinement of the ego are central. This leads to the question of the attitude to the Other,... more...

  • Tractates ?abbat and ?Eruvinby

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 280.00

    This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud publishes the first twotractates of the Second Order, ?abbat and ?Eruvin. These tractates deal with discussion of all regulations regarding Shabbat, the weekly day of rest, including the activities prohibited on Shabbat. The tractate ?Eruvin covers questions of definition of what is allowed to do on Shabbat. The... more...

  • Law and Narrative in the Bible and in Neighbouring Ancient Culturesby Klaus-Peter Adam; Friedrich Avemarie; Dorit Felsch; Nili Wazana

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 76.88

    Hauptbeschreibung Law is not only conveyed in codified clauses; it is often featured as a pivotal topic in literary texts. Existing legal relationships can determine the historical or the fictive setting of a drama or a plot, narratives can propagate laws or demonstrate their inherent problems. Literature can be used as an integral part of a strategy... more...

  • Economics, Ethics and Religionby Rodney Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    There is a revival of interest by economists in ethical issues and beliefs, and by moral philosophers and theologians in economics. This book is intended to make a contribution to this cross-fertilisation of ideas. Rodney Wilson has undertaken an extensive survey of Jewish, Christian and Muslim views on economics, and reviewed the rapidly expanding... more...