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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
The Babylonian exile in 587-539 BCE is frequently presented as the main explanatory factor for the religious and literary developments found in the Hebrew Bible. The sheer number of both ?historical? and narrative exiles confirms that the theme of exile is of great importance in the Hebrew Bible. However, one does not do justice to the topic by restricting... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59
An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 60.00
This absorbing and readable account of the religion of ancient Israel is presented against the background of other cultures of the time. Father MacKenzie traces the development of Israels belief and draws upon modern knowledge of the cultures of the anci more...