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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumranby John Sietze Bergsma

    BRILL 2007; 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...

  • Mediating the Divineby Alex P. Jassen

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    A comprehensive treatment of prophecy and revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This book examines the reconfiguration of biblical prophecy and revelation, the portrait of prophecy at the end of days, and the evidence for ongoing prophetic activity. more...

  • An Introduction to the Old Testamentby David M. Carr

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2010; US$ 99.95

    This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography. Provides a historical context for students learning about the development... more...

  • L'énigme du bonheurby Bertrand Pinçon

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    This study deals with the question of happiness in the book of Qoheleth, starting with the contemporary debate among modern writers concerning the status of various encouraging statements that emerge out of a general context in which "all is vanity." The first part of this study describes the current position of research, examining the debated... more...