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  • Fortress Commentary on the Bibleby Gale A. Yee; Jr. Hugh R. Page; Matthew J. M. Coomber

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    The Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha presents a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. The contributors bring a rich diversity of perspectives to the task of connecting solid historical critical analysis of the Scripture with sensitivity to theological,... more...

  • Biblical View of Manby Leo Adler; Daniel Schwartz; Shimon Gesundheit

    Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Biblical View of Man argues cogently that the Bible is more about human beings than about God and insists that, in the biblical view, what human beings need is not so much wisdom or grace but rather their own free will to fulfill the obligations that a loving God has bestowed upon them in order to allow them to prove and improve themselves. According... 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...

  • 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 Yahwist's Landscapeby Theodore Hiebert

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 129.99

    The present ecological crisis has created new interest in and criticism of biblical attitudes toward nature. In this book Theodore Hiebert offers a comprehensive examination of the ideology of a single biblical author--the Yahwist (J), writer of the oldest narrative sections of Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers.Hiebert argues the importance of reading J... 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...

  • 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...

  • La guerre et les rites de guerre dans le judaïsme du deuxième Templeby Christophe Batsch

    BRILL 2004; US$ 219.00

    This book presents the diversity of religious, social and historical practises and representations of warfare in Judaism during the Hellenistic and Roman period. It's conclusion: Jewish war is a theophany. more...

  • Reading the Old Testament in Antiochby Robert C. Hill

    BRILL 2005; US$ 127.00

    The work examines the approach of the Antioch Fathers to the Old Testament. If they shared an ignorance of the original language with the Fathers generally, their form of the Greek Bible was distinctive, as was their style of commentary and in particular their accent on the factual and historical character of the authors' message. more...