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  • Death in Jewish Life

    "This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers;… (Harde kaft)

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  • Simeon Chavel boeken
    Simeon Chavel - Oracular Law and Priestly Historiography in the Torah

    Simeon Chavel identifies a distinct story-type in the Torah, the "oracular novella," its contours and poetics, historical background, and use. A very short story of human quandary resolved by divine law, the oracular novella depicts an incident or set of… (Zachte kaft)

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    Matthew, Kraus - How Should Rabbinic Literature be Read

    Through literary, historical, archaeological, and engendered readings, this collection of essays presents a multidisciplinary analysis of rabbinic texts. Such a conversation between diverse scholars illuminates the hermeneutical issues generated by the… (Harde kaft)

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    Miryam Brand - Evil Within and Without

    iryam T. Brand explores how texts of the Second Temple period address the theological problem of the existence of sin and describe the source of human sin. By surveying the relevant Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the works of Philo… (Harde kaft)

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  • German-Jewish Thought Between Religion and Politics

    German-Jewish intellectuals have occupied center stage in the discourse on Judaism and modernity since the Enlightenment. Dedicated to Paul Mendes-Flohr, this volume explores the complex interaction between Jewish thought and the often competing claims of… (Harde kaft)

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    Matthew J. Suriano - The Politics of Dead Kings

    In the narrative of Israel and Judah found in the Book of Kings, the end of a king's rule is summed up in a series of stock statements that begin with the poetic idiom for death: "and [the king] lay with his fathers." The summary statements all revolve around… (Zachte kaft)

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  • The Evolution of Evil

    Evolution und das Böse Mehrperspektivisch sucht dieser Sammelband, das evolutionsbiologische Problem des Bösen zu erklären und stellt Lösungsansätze für eine christliche Theodizee vor. Überleben ist seit Darwin das Überleben der Stärkeren. Der Kampf… (Harde kaft)

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  • Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee

    What is a Galilean? What were the criteria of defining a person as a Galilean - archaeologically or with respect to literary sources such as Josephus or the Rabbis? What role did religion play in the process of identity formation? Experts from 7 countries… (Harde kaft)

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  • Eugene Seaich boeken
    Eugene Seaich - A Great Mystery

    In this thoroughly provocative book, the late Eugene Seaich made a detailed study of the intractable mystery of the Jerusalem temple. Using historical sources and ingenious detective work, Seaich suggested that the cherubim in Solomon's temple were portrayed… (Harde kaft)

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  • Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition?

    Discourse on the ‘Judeo-Christian tradition’ has been around in the United States since the middle of the 20th century. This volume returns to the original coinage of the signifier ‘Judeo-Christian’ by F.C. Baur in 1831. From this European perspective… (Harde kaft)

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  • Polish Witnesses to the Shoah

    The Warsaw weekly Polityka issued the following appeal to its readers on the 50th anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: "We are asking those of you who still remember the circumstances of the Time of Humiliation to summon up scenes and images from… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Metaphor, Canon and Community

    Every religion interprets its metaphors according to a specific model. Such differences tend to be largely determined by dogmatic principles underlying a specific religion. This volume contains a selection of the papers originally delivered at the 25th… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Wendy L. Widder boeken
    Wendy L. Widder - "To Teach" in Ancient Israel

    Numerous studies have sought to understand the nature ofeducation and the extent of literacy in ancient Israel, but none has asked what the ancient Israelites thought about teaching. This study is the first to ask how they conceived of the teaching process. It… (Harde kaft)

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    Nicholas Ellis - The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing

    Nicholas Ellis examines the interplay present in early Jewish literature between authors' theological assumptions on divine agency in evil and their readings of biblical testing narratives. Ellis takes as a starting point the Epistle of James, and compares… (Zachte kaft)

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  • East European Jews in Switzerland

    During the era of Jewish mass migration from Eastern Europe (from the 1880s until the First World War), Switzerland with its liberal policies on foreigners became a key destination for students, revolutionaries, and travelers. The micro-studies and more… (Harde kaft)

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    Admiel Kosman - Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

    The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a legal system, he argues that the Talmud demands inner spiritual effort, to which the trait of humility and the… (Harde kaft)

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    Regev Eyal - The Hasmoneans

    Eyal Regev presents an inter-disciplinary analysis of the Hasmoneans: How they perceived themselves and their role in Jewish history, and how they wanted to be perceived by their subjects. By exploring the ways-some common among ancient monarchies, others… (Harde kaft)

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  • Stimulation from Leiden

    The contributions of this volume present the latest results of world-wide academic research in the field of the Old Testament/The Hebrew Bible and in related areas. The articles cover a multitude of topics, including exegetical and literary problems, history,… (Zachte kaft)

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  • The Last Years of Paul

    What happened in the last few years of Paul's life? Did he ever get to Spain? How and why did he die? Were his plans fulfilled or frustrated? How should we interpret our scant sources? And what light can be shed on these matters by the social, historical, and… (Harde kaft)

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    Tal Ilan - Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity

    In this lexicon Tal Ilan collects all the information on names of Jews in Palestine and the people who bore them between 330 BCE, a date which marks the Hellenistic conquest of Palestine, and 200 CE, the date usually assigned to the close of the mishnaic… (Harde kaft)

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  • Evert W. van de Poll boeken
    Evert W. van de Poll - Messianic Jews and their Holiday Practice

    Celebrating Biblical and Jewish holidays is most characteristic of the Messianic Jewish movement, and it arouses much interest among Gentile Christians. This practice arose in the struggle of Hebrew Christians in the 19th century against «Christian… (Harde kaft)

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  • John T. Willis boeken
    John T. Willis - Yahweh and Moses in Conflict

    The interpretation of Exodus 4:24-26 is very controversial. Scholars have treated this text from various viewpoints on the basis of divergent methods or approaches. Two fundamental problems cause uncertainty about the origin and meaning of this text. One… (Zachte kaft)

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    David S. Mendelsson - Jewish Education in England, 1944-1988

    Today, the dominant model for Jewish education is the community-wide, technologically advanced day school, where the Judaic subjects are taught by professional educators using student-friendly, interactive methodologies. Not so long ago, however, most Jewish… (Zachte kaft)

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