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  • The Messenger of the Lord in Early Jewish Interpretations of Genesisby Camilla Hélena von Heijne

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 190.89

    Texts like Genesis 16, 22 and 31 mention an enigmatic figure, ?the messenger/angel of the Lord?. The identity of God and this angel is merged. The angel is anonymous and speaks with divine authority as if he is God Himself, there being no clear distinction between sender and messenger. The angel accepts being worshipped by men and is acknowledged... more...

  • Rites and Rankby Saul M. Olyan

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 78.50 US$ 62.80

    Good and evil, clean and unclean, rich and poor, self and other. The nature and function of such binary oppositions have long intrigued scholars in such fields as philosophy, linguistics, classics, and anthropology. From the opening chapters of Genesis, in which God separates day from night, and Adam and Eve partake of the tree of the knowledge of... more...

  • The Biblical Qumran Scrollsby Eugene Ulrich

    BRILL 2010; US$ 199.00

    This single volume collects all the Hebrew biblical manuscripts from Qumran?a transcription of each fragment in biblical order plus its textual variants. These manuscripts are the most authentic witnesses to the Scriptures at the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. more...

  • Homeland and Exileby Gershon Galil; Markham J. Geller; Alan Millard

    BRILL 2009; US$ 262.00

    This volume is a tribute to B. Oded's career, and it points to the span of his research. It's thirty contributions deal with a wide range of topics, focusing on the Assyrian Empire, as well as on the Hebrew Bible. more...

  • The Concept of Exile in Ancient Israel and its Historical Contextsby Ehud Ben Zvi; Christoph Levin

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.43

    The exile is a central turning point in Israel?s construction of the past as it is recorded in the Hebrew Bible. The latter?s concept/s of exile are involved, among others, in constructions of patriarchal narratives, the Egyptian sojourn and slavery that led to the Exodus, and the motif of ?the empty land? during the Babylonian period. Moreover,... more...

  • The Heart of Hebrew Historyby H. I. Hester

    B&H Publishing Group 1980; US$ 34.99

    Presents the leading facts in the history of the Hebrew people as given in the Old Testament. more...

  • Promises to Keepby Yael Ziegler

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This book analyzes the pivotal role of the oath in biblical narrative as a literary device in character and plot development. It examines the significance of deviations from standard oath formulae and offers an in-depth analysis of the oaths in the Saul and David narratives. more...

  • The Bible Nowby Richard Elliott Friedman; Shawna Dolansky

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    In The Bible Now , two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues--including homosexuality, abortion, women's status, capital punishment, and the environment. In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today's most... more...

  • Society, the Sacred and Scripture in Ancient Judaismby Jack N. Lightstone

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 38.95

    This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the... more...

  • The World and the Wordby Eugene H. Merrill; Mark Rooker; Michael A. Grisanti

    B&H Publishing Group 2011; US$ 44.99

    Three esteemed Old Testament professors introduce students to the first eighty percent of the Bible-freshly illuminating the text as a rich source of theology and doctrine packed with practical principles for modern times. more...