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  • Israel and Its Bibleby Ira Sharkansky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Bible's Many Voicesby Michael Carasik

    JPS 2014; US$ 31.95

    The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik demonstrates, not a remote text reserved for churches and synagogues but rather a human document... more...

  • Sacred Enigmasby Stephen Geller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Sacred Enigmas assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew Bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of biblical religion through detailed literary analyses of key texts, presented in English translation to make them accessible to the general reader... more...

  • Philosophical Interpretations of the Old Testamentby Seizo Sekine; J. Randall Short

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    This monograph challenges the extremes of faith-based theological approaches and value-free historical-critical methods by pursuing the middle path of philosophical hermeneutics. Drawing on Eastern and Western philosophy, the author proposes original interpretive solutions to the Akedah, Jeremiah and other biblical texts. Readers will also gain fresh... more...

  • Family and Kinship in the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literatureby Angelo Passaro

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This volume discusses various conceptions of family and kinship in the context of deuterocanonical literature. After analyzing the topic family in a narrow sense of the term, the articles investigate general ideas of morality, respect, or love and take a critical look at representations of gender, power, and social norms in Judaism and Early Christianity. more...

  • Der eine Gott Israels und die Mächte der Weltby Otto Kaiser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 135.25

    HauptbeschreibungTheologie / Altes Testament / Exegese Jahwe, der Gott Israels, war von Anfang bis zum Ende seiner sich im Alten Testament spiegelnden Geschichte der einzige Gott seines Volkes. Otto Kaiser verfolgt den Weg des Glaubens an Jahwe als den einzigen Gott Israels von seinen Anfängen bis zu seinem apokalyptischen Ausklang. Er zeigt auf, dass... more...

  • Divine Substitutionby Stephen L. Ph.D. Herring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 50.71

    HauptbeschreibungDivine 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... more...

  • God's Word Omittedby Juha Pakkala

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 73.25

    HauptbeschreibungThe 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... more...

  • Scripture, Interpretation, or Authority?by Thomas Kazen

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 134.12

    Hauptbeschreibung In this study of motives and arguments in Jesus' halakic conflicts, Thomas Kazen suggests a way out of the present methodological impasse in the use of traditional criteria of authenticity in historical Jesus research, at least when it comes to those Jesus traditions that relate to halakic issues. Kazen employs results from recent... more...

  • Old Testament Quotations in Hebrewsby Georg A. Walser

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 83.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Georg A. Walser investigates the use of the Old Testament (Gen. 47:31b; Ps. 40:7b; Jer. 31:33) in the Letter to the Hebrews, taking the complicated textual history of the quotations into account, especially the Septuagint and the possibility that different Hebrew texts may underlie the Greek translation. Further, he draws on the... more...