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  • 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 Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)by Christopher R. Seitz; Craig Evans; Lee McDonald

    Baker Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    Challenges current understandings of formation of the Christian canon, utilizing the latest research on the biblical prophets. more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; 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...

  • A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bibleby John J. Collins

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Here the erudition of Collins? renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and bibliographies for further reading. The second edition has been carefully revised to take the latest scholarly developments into account.... more...

  • Die Entgrenzung JHWHsby Sven Petry

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 91.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Sven Petry schaltet sich in die Monotheismusdebatte ein, die in der alttestamentlichen Forschung seit knapp drei Jahrzehnten wieder lebhaft geführt wird. Aufbauend auf dem im Rahmen dieser Debatte erreichten Erkenntnisstand weist er die Entwicklung der JHWH-Verehrung von der faktischen oder praktischen Monolatrie der vorexilischen... more...

  • Isaiah's Political Messageby Olof Bäckersten

    Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 64.26

    Hauptbeschreibung Scholars have traditionally identified two fundamental, and somewhat separate, discourses in Isaiah 1-39. In what might be labelled the social-critical discourse, we supposedly encounter a prophet who condemns the Jerusalemite elite for their complacent attitudes and decadent life-style in general, and for their more or less systematic... more...

  • Anthropologische Aufbrücheby Andreas Wagner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 70.20

    Der Mensch ist ein Gegenstand des Nachdenkens gewesen, solange es das Nachdenken gibt, in Religion und Theologie, in der Philosophie, in der Politik, der Gesellschaft und im Alltag. Aber kaum eine Zeit war in der Lage, Grenzen des Menschseins, vermeintliche körperliche und psychische Unveränderlichkeiten und Bedingtheiten so zu verändern, wie wir das... more...

  • Divine Substitutionby Stephen L. Ph.D. Herring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 41.03

    Divine Substitution is an investigation of ancient conceptualizations of divine presence. Specifically, this thesis investigates the possibility that the ancient Mesopotamian conceptualization of cultic and royal statues, thought to actually manifest the presence of gods and kings, can likewise be found in ancient Israel. Despite the overly pessimistic... more...

  • God?s Word Omittedby Juha Pakkala

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 59.40

    The book investigates omissions in the textual transmission of the Hebrew scriptures. Literary criticism (Literarkritik) commonly assumes that later editors only expanded the older text; omissions would not have taken place. This axiom is implied in analyses and introductions to the methodology. The book investigates the validity of the axiom. After... more...