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  • Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literatureby R.A. Ohrenstein; Barry Gordon

    BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00

    Discusses Talmudic economics in the light of modern economics. This book focuses on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the Talmudic Rabbis. It discerns a range of macro- and micro-economic ideas of major significance. more...

  • "From a Sacred Source"by Ben Outhwaite; Siam Bhayro

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In August 2007, leading scholars from the world of Genizah Studies assembled in Cambridge for a conference marking the retirement of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and founder of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth and vitality of Genizah Studies today,... more...

  • Moses und der Mythosby René Bloch

    BRILL 2010; US$ 153.00

    In the Hellenistic period Jews regularly encountered Greek mythology in one form or another: in literature, in art, or through language. This book is the first comprehensive study of the different strategies pursued by Jewish-Hellenistic authors as they engaged with Greek myth. The principal focus of this study is on the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus,... more...

  • Primeval History: Babylonian, Biblical, and Enochicby Helge Kvanvig

    BRILL 2011; US$ 251.00

    The book offers a comprehensive analytic comparison between the images of primeval history in Babylonia, in the Hebrew Bible and the parallel Enochic traditions. It presents new interpretations of each of these traditions and how they relate to each other. more...

  • The Serpent Kills or the Serpent Gives Lifeby Robert J. Sagerman

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Abraham Abulafia (1240 ? c. 1291) founded an enormously influential branch of Jewish mysticism, referred to as the prophetic or ecstatic kabbalah. This book, from several perspectives, explores the impact of Christianity upon Abulafia. His copious writings evince an intense fascination with Christian themes, yet Abulafia?s frequent diatribes against... more...

  • Sects and Sectarianism in Jewish Historyby Sacha Stern

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Several Jewish groups from Antiquity until today have been traditionally identified as ?sects? or as ?sectarian?, most famously the Qumran community and the Qaraites. This volume questions the appropriateness of this interpretation of social and religious movements in Jewish history. more...

  • Philo of Alexandria: On Virtuesby Walter Wilson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In the treatise On Virtues (part of his so-called Exposition of the Law), Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, his laws, and the nation constituted by these laws each embody certain widely-discussed moral values, specifically, courage (andreia), humanity (philanthropia), repentance (metanoia), and nobility (eugeneia). Although it makes extensive... more...

  • Everymans Talmudby A Cohen

    Orion 2013; US$ 11.20

    "While there is now no lack of books which regale the English reader with selections from the Talmud, tales from the Talmud and wise sayings of the Rabbis, there is no work which attempts a comprehensive survey of the doctrine of this important branch of Jewish literature. To supply that want is the task undertaken in the present volume. Its aim is... more...

  • Everymans Talmudby A Cohen

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    "While there is now no lack of books which regale the English reader with selections from the Talmud, tales from the Talmud and wise sayings of the Rabbis, there is no work which attempts a comprehensive survey of the doctrine of this important branch of Jewish literature. To supply that want is the task undertaken in the present volume. Its aim is... more...

  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Cultureby Judith R. Baskin

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 208.00

    An authoritative and accessible reference work detailing the concepts and movements that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish experience. more...