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  • Argonauts of the Desertby Philippe Wajdenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source.... more...

  • Biblical Studies and the Failure of Historyby Niels Peter Lemche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Changing Perspectives 1by John Van Seters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The volume brings together forty years of agenda-setting scholarship in Israelite and Judean history. The historical essays gathered here were among the first to raise serious questions about the "patriarchal age", the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan, and the temple of Solomon. The literary essays on the Pentateuch challenged both the... more...

  • Die Entstehung des Alten Testamentsby Walter Dietrich; Hans-Peter Mathys; Thomas Römer; Rudolf Smend; Traugott Jähnichen; Adolf Martin Ritter; Ulrich Schwab; Udo Rüterswörden; Otto Kaiser

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 31.22

    Dieses Lehr- und Studienbuch beschreibt die biblischen Schriften zunächst nach Inhalt und Aufbau und verfolgt dann ihren Werdeprozess zurück bis zum jeweiligen Entstehungsgrund. Den Rahmen gibt der Kanon der hebräischen Bibel vor, der im Einleitungsteil von der griechischen bzw. christlichen Bibel und den sog. Apokryphen abgegrenzt wird. Die vier Kanonteile... more...

  • The Zionist Bibleby Nur Masalha

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Throughout the history of European imperialism the grand narratives of the Bible have been used to justify settler-colonialism. "The Zionist Bible" explores the ways in which modern political Zionism and Israeli militarism have used the Bible - notably the Book of Joshua and its description of the entry of the Israelites into the Promised Land -... more...

  • Sexual Hospitality in the Hebrew Bibleby Thalia Gur-Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    A woman's life in the ancient world was constrained by her social and economic status. As a daughter she was firmly under the aegis of her father and brothers, who would later allocate the woman to another man as his wife. The power of fathers and husbands extended to using their wives and daughters as sexual gifts to gain favour. Yet, alongside this,... more...

  • The Jews and the Bibleby Jean-Christophe Attias

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Despite its deceptively simple title, this book ponders the thorny issue of the place of the Bible in Jewish religion and culture. By thoroughly examining the complex link that the Jews have formed with the Bible, Jewish scholar Jean-Christophe Attias raises the uncomfortable question of whether it is still relevant for them. Jews and the Bible... more...

  • The Mythic Mindby Nicolas Wyatt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Mythic Mind follows the tradition of works which insist on the necessity for a comparative dimension in the study of ancient Israel. The Israelite world-view was essentially a West Semitic world-view in origin, with additional deeply embedded influences from Egypt and Mesopotamia, though it produced its own distinctive character by way of synthesis... more...

  • The Torahby Inc. Jewish Publication Society

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 30.00

    Read our customer guide The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew. more...

  • Werkbuch Psalmen IIIby Beat Weber-Lehnherr

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 24.80

    Die theologische Beschäftigung mit Psalmen und Psalter kann sich nicht auf die Erarbeitung von Sachaussagen, Themen und Konzepten beschränken. Spiritualität ist insofern genuines Anliegen, als der Psalter Menschen ins Gespräch mit Gott, das von der Klage bis zum Lob reicht, einbeziehen und zugleich Wegleitung geben will. Die Einzigartigkeit des Psalmenbuchs... more...