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Sacred Writings

  • Religious Studies and Rabbinicsby Elizabeth Shanks Alexander; Beth A. Berkowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Religious Studies and Rabbinics have overlapping yet distinct interests, subject matter, and methods. Religious Studies is committed to the study of religion writ large. It develops theories and methods intended to apply across religious traditions. Rabbinics, by contrast, is dedicated to a defined set of texts produced by the rabbinic movement of... more...

  • The Heart of Torah, Volume 1by Shai Held; Yitz Greenberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 24.95

    In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions... more...

  • The Heart of Torah, Volume 2by Shai Held; Yitz Greenberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 24.95

    In The Heart of Torah , Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions... more...

  • The Construction of Time in Antiquityby Jonathan Ben-Dov; Lutz Doering

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Time stands at the heart of human experience. In this book, new investigations illuminate the gamut of human engagement with time in antiquity. more...

  • Mind the Gapby Matthias Henze

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    To understand Jesus of Nazareth, it is essential to read writings from the four-century gap between the Old and New Testaments. Matthias Henze introduces this period and its writings, discusses how they have been read over history, guides the student’s encounter with select texts, then introduces key ideas in New Testament texts that can’t be understood... more...

  • Two Puzzling Baptismsby Roger David Aus

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 27.99

    With the aid of early Jewish sources, this study opens new avenues of interpretation regarding two enigmatic passages on baptism in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, 10:1-5 and 15:29. more...

  • Israel and the Dead Sea Scrollsby Edmund Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of 972 documents discovered between 1946 and 1956, are of immeasurable religious and historical significance. They include the oldest known surviving copies of Biblical-era documents. The manuscripts shed considerable light on forms of Judaism never known before. These forms contain hints of Christianity, or as put... more...

  • The Death of Jesus in Matthewby Catherine Sider Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book explores 'innocent blood' and its traditions as keys to the death of Jesus in Matthew, against background of exile and return. more...

  • The End of the Psalterby Alma Brodersen

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen... more...

  • Inconsistency in the Torahby Joshua A. Berman

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Rather than viewing inconsistencies in the Torah as signs of revision, this book identifies precursors for these phenomena in ancient Near Eastern writings. It claims that Enlightenment and German historicist influences corrupted critical study of the Bible, and calls for a return to the more modest agenda set out by Spinoza. more...