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  • Peshat and Derashby David Weiss Halivni

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.60

    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...

  • The Yahwist's Landscapeby Theodore Hiebert

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    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 US$ 36.12

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Old Testament in Its Worldby Robert P. Gordon; Johannes C. de Moor

    BRILL 2004; US$ 124.00

    This volume published jointly by scholars from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium deals with the relationship between the Old Testament and the cultures surrounding ancient Israel. New parallels are indicated and alleged parallels dismantled, methodical issues are discussed. Essential reading for both Hebraists and Orientalists. more...

  • Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literatureby T. C. Vriezen; A. S. van der Woude; Brian Doyle

    BRILL 2005; US$ 149.00

    Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman... more...

  • Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literatureby T. C. Vriezen; A. S. van der Woude; Brian Doyle

    BRILL 2005; US$ 59.00

    Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman... more...

  • The Despoliation of Egyptby Joel S. Allen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 155.00

    This work examines how Jews defended themselves against anti-Jewish slander concerning the biblical despoliation of Egypt. The embarrassment of the episode was later 'healed' through allegory and became a critically important biblical justification for the Christian appropriation of the Greco-Roman cultural heritage. more...

  • The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumranby John Bergsma

    BRILL 2006; US$ 182.00

    Beginning with the historical origins of the jubilee in ancient Israel, this book traces the reinterpretation of the jubilee through the Old Testament, Second Temple literature, and Qumran documents, demonstrating a tendency toward eschatological re-readings with the passage of time. more...