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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00
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... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 129.99
This is the only complete English translation of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov . Ein Yaakov is a collection of all the agaddah (the non-legal) material of the Talmud, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv, the fifteenth century talmudist. Scattered among the more than 2,700 pages of the Talmud, aggadah focuses on the ethical and inspirational... more...
Inner-Midrashic Introductions and Their Influence on Introductions to Medieval Rabbinic Bible CommentariesDe Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00
The opening sections of some Midrashim deal with the same type of material that is found in the introductions to medieval rabbinic Bible commentaries. These are designated as ?Inner-Midrashic Introductions? (IMIs). Further analysis of Bible commentary introductions reveals a high degree of continuity between them and the IMIs, including the... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.00
Elie Wiesel?s classic look at Job and seven other Biblical characters as they grapple with their relationship with God and the question of his justice. ?Wiesel has never allowed himself to be diverted from the role of witness for the martyred Jews and survivors of the Holocaust, and by extension for all those who through the centuries have asked Job's... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00
The Midrash Va-Yosha belongs to the rabbinic literature of the Middle Ages, providing a commentary to the Bible passages Genesis 22 (Binding of Isaac) and Exodus 15 (Song by the Red Sea). It also includes folkloristic traditions and historical events. The different variations of the text are based on the compilation and comparison of several... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99
Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays by Howard Schwartz. Together the essays present a coherent theory of the way in which each successive phase of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the previous ones. The book is organized into four sections: The Ancient Models; The Folk Tradition; Mythic Echoes; Modern Jewish Literature and... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00
Drawing on the shared mythic narratives of the Pseudepigrapha, Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer is understood as a revolutionary midrashic text, both in form and content, taking motifs from cosmogony and recapitulating them in a vision of the End of Days. more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 45.99
Organized by subject, this is a collection of teachings and quotations from the Talmud, the Bible, rabbinical commentaries, and ancient and modern religious and secular writings. Writers include Elie Wiesel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hebrew poet Hayim Bialik, Cynthia Ozick, Emile Zola, Albert Einstein, Bruno Bettelheim, Gertrude Stein, Irving Howe, and... more...
- SPCK 2012; US$ 18.94
According to Margaret Barker's groundbreaking theory, temple mysticism underpins much of the Bible. Rooted in the cult of the first temple in ancient Judaism, it helps us to understand the origins of Christianity. Temple mysticism was received and taught as oral tradition, and many texts were changed or suppressed or kept from public access. Barker... more...