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- The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 32.95
The complex and dramatic story of Joseph is the most sustained narrative in Genesis. Many call it a literary masterpiece and a story of great depth that can be read on many levels. In a lucid and engaging style, Alan T. Levenson brings the voices of Philo, Josephus, Midrash, and medieval commentators, as well as a wide range of modern scholars, into... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 25.00
We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: Hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best , Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical,... more...
- Fortress Press 2016; US$ 38.99
In this now-classic work, E. P. Sanders carefully shows that what was important in Second Temple Judaism was the ?common Judaism? of the people, their observances of regular practices, and the beliefs that informed them. Sanders offers a remarkably comprehensive presentation of Judaism as a functioning religion: the temple and its routine and festivals;... more...
- IRH Press 2016; US$ 18.99
If you could speak to Jesus, Buddha, Moses, or Muhammad, what would you ask? In this book, Ryuho Okawa shares the spiritual communication he had with these four spirits and the messages they want to share with people living today. The Truths revealed in this book will open your eyes to a level of spiritual awareness, salvation, and happiness that... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 32.95
The New Jewish Diaspora is the first English-language study of nearly two million Jews who emigrated from the former Soviet Union and examines the marks they have made on the social and political terrain of the United States, Israel, and Germany. An international array of experts on the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora from a variety of disciplines... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00
Luke the Historian and Theologian looks globally over "written texts" that are being read as authoritative scripture and pronounces them as pointing together. He argues that both Hellenistic rhetorical historiography and Israel's scriptural heritage distinguish the ever intriguing landscape that we call Luke-Acts and, through a thematic... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
This study examines the life of Arminius Vambéry, the nineteenth-century Hungarian writer, intellectual, and informal diplomat who traveled extensively throughout Central Asia. It uses his experiences to explore the identity politics of the period and the political and intellectual concept of Orientalism. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95
In Holocaust: An American Understanding , Deborah E. Lipstadt reveals how since the end of the war a broad array of Americans have tried to make sense of an inexplicable disaster, and how they came to use the Holocaust as a lens to interpret their own history. Drawing upon extensive research on politics, popular culture, student protests, religious... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69
This work offers a literary reading of the first two chapters of the Book of Exodus, demonstrating how they anticipate the plot and themes of the rest of the book as well as repeating motifs from Genesis. It argues that Exodus 1-2 is a powerful narrative and a striking example of the artistic qualities of the Pentateuch. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
This Companion provides an outstanding introduction to the historical origins and literary character of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. more...