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  • Studies in Jewish Manuscripts

    Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating areas of Judaic research, Jewish manuscripts, has experienced a remarkable renaissance. What the field has largely lacked, however, is professional publications to bring together researchers who, albeit in different… (Harde kaft)

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  • Hayim Lapin boeken
    Hayim Lapin - Economy, Geography, and Provincial History in Later Roman Palestine

    Hayim Lapin examines the economic geography of fourth-century Roman Galilee. Drawing on literary and archaeological material for the distribution of cities, villages, roads and other features of trade and marketing, and making use of the central-place theory,… (Harde kaft)

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    Alexei Sivertsev - Private Households and Public Politics in 3rd-5th Century Jewish Palestine

    Alexei Sivertsev examines the nature of the Jewish aristocratic households and their public functions during the later Roman and Byzantine periods (third to fifth centuries C.E.). The author first discusses the nature of the Jewish patriarchate during the… (Harde kaft)

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    Catherine Hezser - Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine

    Since Judaism has always been seen as the quintessential 'religion of the book', a high literacy rate amongst ancient Jews has usually been taken for granted. Catherine Hezser presents the first critical analysis of the various aspects of ancient Jewish… (Harde kaft)

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    Jill Middlemas - The Divine Image

    Although attempts to understand the growth of aniconism focus on the Pentateuchal legal material, scholars increasingly make reference to the prophetic literature to illuminate the debate. Jill Middlemas provides the first comprehensive analysis of the… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Envisioning Judaism

    This volume offers an extensive collection of cutting-edge articles in Jewish studies and related areas that celebrate Peter Schäfer and take their lead from his groundbreaking scholarship. The collection lays particular emphasis on the dynamics of continuity… (Harde kaft)

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  • Abraham H. Foxman boeken
    Abraham H. Foxman - Jews and Money

    The head of the Anti-Defamation League dispels the most dangerous and pervasive myth about the Jewish people: that Jews have a special, and unsavory, relationship with money (Harde kaft)

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  • Tractates Sanhedrin, Makkot, and Horaiot

    This is volume 12 in the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. The common topic of the tractates in this volume is procedural civil and criminal law, and the theory of the rabbinate, in addition to a Chapter on Divine judgement and the World of immortal… (Harde kaft)

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  • Hekhalot Literature in Context

    Scholars of early Jewish mysticism have, with increasing confidence, located the initial formation of Hekhalot literature in Byzantine Palestine and Sasanian or early Islamic Babylonia (ca. 500-900 C.E.). Yet questions remain regarding the specific cultural… (Harde kaft)

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  • Zvi Mark boeken
    Zvi Mark - The Revealed and Hidden Writings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

    Zvi Mark uncovers previously unknown aspects of Rabbi Nachman's spiritual world. The first section, Revelation, explores Rabbi Nachman's spiritual revelations, personal trials and spiritual experiments. Among the topics discussed is the powerful "Story of the… (Harde 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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  • Divine Presence and Absence in Exilic and Post-Exilic Judaism

    The catastrophic events at the beginning of the sixth century BCE resulted in a theological crisis for the Judean elite. The end of the only surviving Hebrew kingdom was explained by a theology of divine abandonment, a motif widely understood in the ancient… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Jewish and Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity

    The authors of this collection of essays explore different ways that ancient Jews and Christians understood the worlds creation and how this understanding shaped their world. The volume places discussions of cosmogony not only within the contexts of biblical… (Harde kaft)

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  • The Jerusalem Talmud. First Order: Zeraim

    This volume concludes the edition, translation, and commentary of the first order of the "Jerusalem Talmud". It contains four small but important tractates. The first, Ma'aser seni, deals with Second Tithe (Deut. 14:22-27) and the fourth-year fruit of a newly… (Harde kaft)

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  • Tractate QidduSin

    This volume concludes the edition, translation, and commentary of the third order of the Jerusalem Talmud. The pentateuchal expression lqkh 'SSh "to take as wife" is more correctly translated either as "to acquire as wife" or "to select as wife". The Tractate… (Harde kaft)

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  • On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination

    Synesius essay De insomniis (`On Dreams) - written soon after 400 AD by a man who was not only a highly educated Greek intellectual but also (in the last years of his life) a Christian bishop of the city of Ptolemais (Cyrenaica) - inquires into the ways and… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Rabbi - Pastor - Priest

    Judaism and Christianity have officeholders who are responsible for carrying out the varied tasks of the community. The concrete realization and functions of the office are subject to continual change. The articles in this volume examine the expectations set… (Harde kaft)

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  • Oystein Lund boeken
    Oystein Lund - Way Metaphors and Way Topics in Isaiah 40-55

    Øystein Lund gives a new approach to texts in Isaiah 40-55 that deal with ways and desert transformation. Earlier exegesis has mainly read these texts in a literal way. In recent years, exegetes have pointed out that the so-called 'exodus texts' should rather… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Gustav Landauer: Anarchist and Jew

    For Gustav Landauer, literary critic and anarchist, scholar of mysticism and participant of the Bavarian revolution, culture and politics occupied the same spiritual space. While identifying with ethical socialism, his Jewish sensibility increasingly gained… (Harde kaft)

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  • Tractates seqalim, Sukkah, RoS HaSSanah, and Yom Tov (Besah)

    This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud publishes four tractates of the Second Order, seqalim, Sukkah, RoS HaSSanah, and Yom Tov. These tractates deal with financial issues concerning the Temple service, with the festival of Tabernacles, the observations at New… (Harde kaft)

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  • Ken Brown boeken
    Ken Brown - The Vision in Job 4 and Its Role in the Book

    Near the beginning of the Joban Dialogues, Job's friend Eliphaz is attributed a remarkably subversive vision (Job 4:12-21). Laced with images of divine judgment and deception, this vision undermines the very foundation of the friends' theology, and closely… (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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  • Stuart S. Miller boeken
    Stuart S. Miller - At the Intersection of Texts and Material Finds

    Stuart Miller examines the hermeneutical challenges posed by the material and literary evidence pertaining to ritual purity practices in Graeco-Roman Palestine and, especially, the Galilee. He contends that "stepped pools," which we now know were in use well… (Harde kaft)

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  • Regev Eyal boeken
    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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  • Between Cooperation and Hostility

    The question of why the cooperation of Jews with the Persian and Ptolemaic empires achieved some success and why it failed with regard to the Seleucids and the Romans, even turning into military hostility against them, has not been sufficiently answered. The… (Harde kaft)

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