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  • Exile and Sufferingby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The Babylonian period has often been construed as a time of distress and suffering. The essays in this volume - a selection of papers read at the 50th Anniversary of the SSOTS - discuss this theme from a variety of angles. more...

  • Philo of Alexandria and Post-Aristotelian Philosophyby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    An inquiry drawing on the presence of Hellenistic philosophy in Philo provides a better knowledge of the diffusion of Hellenistic philosophy since the late Republican age, as well as the relationship between Philo?s reception and other doxohraphical tradition. 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...

  • Psalms and Prayersby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Psalms are to be seen as prayers, it is as testimonies of faith and despair. By applying a multi-dimensional matrix of methods the authors of these essays open perspectives on new insights in these ancient hymns. more...

  • Biblical ambiguitiesby D.H. Aaron

    BRILL 2001; US$ 60.00

    This volume poses as its central question: when we read a passage in the Hebrew Bible, how do we know whether the passage was meant literally or metaphorically? This study argues that our assumptions as to how language works influences the way we interpret biblical texts. more...

  • At Freedom's Limitby Sadia Abbas

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The subject of this book is a new "Islam." This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was consolidated in the period following September 11, 2001. It is a name, a discursive site, a signifier at once flexible and constrained--indeed, it is a... more...

  • Ethical Writingsby Peter Abelard; Paul V. Spade; Marilyn McCord Adams

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 13.50

    Abelard's major ethical writings--Ethics, or "Know Yourself," and Dialogue between a Philosopher, a Jew and a Christian, are presented here in a student edition including cross-references, explanatory notes, a full table of references, bibliography, and index. more...

  • The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939by David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The fragility of the liberal democratic state after 1789 is illustrated in the history of the European Jews from the French Revolution to the Holocaust. Emancipation and hope of emancipation amongst the European Jewish population created a plethora of Jewish identities and forms of patriotism. This book takes the original approach of studying European... more...

  • Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual Historyby David Aberbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    This book analyzes major transformations in Jewish life and thought: from idolatry to exclusive monotheism in the biblical age, from state-based identity to cultural nationalism in the Roman empire; and, in the European Diaspora, from theology to secularism and revived political nationalism in the modern period. Fundamental questions are asked about... more...

  • Jewish Cultural Nationalismby David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature, particularly in Tsarist Russia. While the influence of the... more...