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- JPS 2013; US$ 19.95
The story of Abraham smashing his father?s idols might be the most important Jewish story ever told and the key to how Jews define themselves. In a work at once deeply erudite and wonderfully accessible, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin conducts readers through the life and legacy of this powerful story and explains how it has shaped Jewish consciousness.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95
This final book published in the series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one of the world's most eminent senior scholars in the field. The essays are marked by penetrating exegetical and critical insight as well... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Sacred Enigmas assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew Bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of biblical religion through detailed literary analyses of key texts, presented in English translation to make them accessible to the general reader... more...
- NYU Press 2003; US$ 82.50
Is the Torah true? Do the five books of Moses provide an accurate historical account of the people of ancient Israels origins?. In The Original Torah , S. David Sperling argues that, while there is no archeological evidence to support much of the activity chronicled in the Torah, a historical reality exists there if we know how to seek it. By... more...
- Fortress Press 2010; US$ 28.99
The remarkable thing about the Old Testament is the persistence of its visions of a better humanity and a better world.? Rather than seek to establish ?what people may or may not once have believed in ancient Israel,? John W. Rogerson addresses ?the human condition in today?s world,? asking what interpreters are doing today when they invoke the... more...
- Fortress Press 2009; US$ 21.99
In the pages of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Israel gave witness to its encounter with a profound and uncontrollable reality experienced through relationship. This book, drawn from the heart of foremost Old Testament theologian Walter Brueggemann?s Theology of the Old Testament, distills a career?s worth of insights into the core message of the... more...
- Fortress Press 2001; US$ 18.99
In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Here he traces the broad sweep from Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus. He highlights that the prophetic... more...
- Fortress Press 2005; US$ 34.99
In this powerful book, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of previous generations. Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel.... more...