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  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bibleby John J. Collins

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. The text is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously... 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...

  • Anthropologische Aufbrücheby Andreas Wagner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 69.11

    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...

  • Die Entgrenzung JHWHsby Sven Petry

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 90.08

    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$ 63.27

    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...

  • Divine Substitutionby Stephen L. Ph.D. Herring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 40.40

    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$ 58.48

    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...

  • 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...