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  • Exodusby Jan Assmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 23.34

    Die Geschichte vom Auszug aus Ägypten ist eine der wirkmächtigsten Erzählungen der Menschheit. Sie steht für die Befreiung aus Sklaverei, aber auch für die Erfindung des Glaubens an den einen Gott. Jan Assmann verfolgt die Spuren der Exodus-Erzählung zurück bis ins Alte Ägypten und nach vorne bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Er entfaltet eine neue Theorie... more...

  • The Hebrew Bible for Beginnersby Joel N. Lohr; Joel S. Kaminsky

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    An engaging introduction showing how the Hebrew Bible forms faith, then and now. more...

  • Representing Zionby Frederik Poulsen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The prophetic books of the Old Testament offer a fascinating collection of oracles, poetic images, and theological ideas. Among the most prominent themes are those of judgment and salvation, especially concerning the fate of Zion. This place, where the people of God dwell, is alternately presented as either the object of divine wrath or the image... more...

  • 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...

  • Geschichte, Sprache und Textby Siegfried Kreuzer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    This volume contains 24 essays on the history and language of the Old Testament and on the transmission of the Hebrew and Greek texts. In terms of chronology, the essays extend from the mid 2nd millennium BCE (archeology and texts of the Tanakh; religious reforms under Pharaoh Akhenaten), through the period of the Old Kingdom (Saul and... 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...

  • 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...