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  • Politics in the Hebrew Bibleby Matthew B. Schwartz; Kalman J. Kaplan

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2013; US$ 37.99

    In Politics in the Hebrew Bible: God, Man, and Government, Kalman J. Kaplan and Matthew B. Schwartz offer a genre-straddling examination of the political themes in the Jewish Bible. By studying the political implications of 42 biblical stories (organized into the categories Social Order, Government and Leadership, Domestic Relations, Societal... more...

  • Divine Substitutionby Stephen L. Ph.D. Herring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 52.06

    HauptbeschreibungDivine 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... more...

  • God's Word Omittedby Juha Pakkala

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 75.20

    HauptbeschreibungThe 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... more...

  • Sparks of the logosby D. Boyarin

    BRILL 2003; US$ 158.00

    This work covers the typological relation of rabbinic Judaism to Christianity, and provides a re-examination, by going back to the roots, of a rabbinic Judaism that would not manifest some of the deleterious social ideologies and practices that modern orthodox Judaism generally does. more...

  • The idea of biblical interpretationby H. Najman; J.H. Newman

    BRILL 2004; US$ 248.00

    Biblical and literary scholars explore themes central to the work of Kugel (classical and modern Jewish and Hebrew literature, Harvard U. and Bible, Bar Ilan U., Israel), who enlarged the field of biblical studies from a narrow focus on the origins and prehistory of the biblical texts to encompass the emergence of Scripture and its role in shaping more...

  • The concept of time in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrollsby G. Brin

    BRILL 2001; US$ 211.00

    This work examines the approach to time in ancient Hebrew literature, beginning with the Bible and concluding with the first century CE, the latest possible time frame for the Scrolls. The volume discusses issues of terminology, substance and ideology. more...

  • The Yahwist's Landscapeby Theodore Hiebert

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 109.99

    This comprehensive examination of the ideology of the biblical author J. (the Yahwist), writer of the oldest narrative sections of Genesis, Exodus and Numbers, explains how the ancient viewpoint is relevant to modern attempts to frame a theology of ecology. more...

  • War in the Hebrew Bibleby Susan Niditch

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

    Dealing with a wide spectrum of war ideologies in the Hebrew Bible, this study seeks to discover why and how these views might have made sense to biblical writers. It challenges the stereotype of the "violent" Old Testament. more...

  • Writing on the Tablet of the Heartby David M. Carr

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    Explores a model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on the studies of the oral/written interface in medieval and Greco-Roman contexts, this book argues that in ancient Israel, Biblical texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were intertwined. more...

  • Peshat and Derashby David Weiss Halivni

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00

    This text offers an explanation in this text for the willingness of the early sages to attribute to scripture meanings not suggested in the text itself. The author posits a sharp discontinuity between what the sages considered a valid meaning and our own modern understanding of textual meaning. more...