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  • Mind the Gapby Matthias Henze

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    To understand Jesus of Nazareth, it is essential to read writings from the four-century gap between the Old and New Testaments. Matthias Henze introduces this period and its writings, discusses how they have been read over history, guides the student’s encounter with select texts, then introduces key ideas in New Testament texts that can’t be understood... more...

  • Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Loveby Naftali Rothenberg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book explores the philosophy of love through the thought and life of Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph. Readers of the Talmud are introduced to Rabbi Akiva through the iconic story of his love for his wife Rachel. From this starting point, Naftali Rothenberg conducts a thorough examination of the harmonious approach to love in the obstacle-laden context... more...

  • Joseph Albo on Free Choiceby Shira Weiss

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Joseph Albo on Free Choice discovers unsuspected philosophical originality in the interpretations of biblical narrative found in Joseph Albo's Book of Principles . Free choice, a significant topic during a historical period of religious coercion, emerges as a conceptual theme throughout his work. more...

  • Sukzession in Religionenby Almut-Barbara Renger; Markus Witte

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 149.99

    Der Band bietet einen Überblick über Sukzession in Religionen als Mittel der Legitimation von Autorität und Wissen sowie über die mit Sukzessionen verbundene Ausbreitung von Wissen. An einzelnen regional und sozial differenzierten Fallbeispielen aus der Zeit vom 2. Jt. v. Chr. bis ins 16. Jh. n. Chr. werden Nachfolgestrukturen typologisch klassifiziert... more...

  • Jabotinsky's Childrenby Daniel Kupfert Heller

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How interwar Poland and its Jewish youth were instrumental in shaping the ideology of right-wing Zionism By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for its support of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism. Poland was not only home to Jabotinsky’s largest following. The country... more...

  • The Jewish Annotated New Testamentby Amy-Jill Levine; Marc Zvi Brettler

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded... more...

  • Two Puzzling Baptismsby Roger David Aus

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 27.99

    With the aid of early Jewish sources, this study opens new avenues of interpretation regarding two enigmatic passages on baptism in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, 10:1-5 and 15:29. more...

  • Shared Identitiesby Aaron W. Hughes

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Received opinion imagines two distinct religions, Judaism and Islam, interacting in the centuries immediately following the death of Muhammad in the early seventh century. Tradition describes these relations using the trope of "symbiosis." In this revisionist study, Aaron W. Hughes instead argues that various porous groups--neither fully Muslim nor... more...

  • The Jewish Encounter with Hinduismby Alon Goshen-Gottstein

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 42.28

    Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. The book surveys the history of the relationship from historical to contemporary times, from travellers to religious leadership. It explores the potential enrichment for Jewish theology and spirituality, as well as the challenges for Jewish identity. more...

  • The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Cultureby Garrick V. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture explores the relationship between the writing of Revelation and its early audience. more...