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The publication of this new edition of Elias Bickerman's acclaimed Studies in Jewish and Christian History along with his famous book, The God of the Maccabees, brings Bickerman's central studies on ancient Judaism and early Christianity to a new generation of students and scholars.
The Menorah - the ancient seven-armed candelabrum was the most important and dominant symbol in Jewish art, both in the Land of Israel and the Diaspora. The prominent position of the menorah in Jewish art emphasizes its significance. The book will present the menorah history, origin, its unique ...
J.T.A.G.M. van Ruiten
This publication offers a complete and close comparison of Genesis 1-11 and Jubilees 2-10. It discusses the differences between both writings in relation to the exegetical strategies of the author of Jubilees and to other biblical and non-biblical sources.
Peter Ross Bedford
Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner
This volume presents a new outlook on the fascinating authorial consciousness of Ben Sira and some aspects of his teaching and also proposes a method for working with the notoriously difficult Hebrew manuscripts.
Writing the Wayward Wife is a study of rabbinic interpretations of sotah, the law concerning the woman suspected of adultery (Numbers 5:11-31). The book identifies the emergence of two major interpretive themes: the emphasis on legal procedures, and the condemnation of adultery.
An examination of biblical interpretation, this work explores the unusual interest in the characterizations of women in the Book of Jubilees, written in the second century BCE.
The water vision in Hekhalot Zutarti continues an ancient tradition of exegesis of Ezekiel 1 as an account of a heavenly ascent. "Water" signifies materiality and impurity in opposition to the fiery substance (hashmal) of the celestial temple above the firmament.
Louis H. Feldman
The present volume, consisting of 35 studies of various portions of Josephus' Jewish Antiquities, is an attempt to examine the oldest systematic commentary on the historical books of the Bible that has come down to us. It considers how Josephus resolves apparent contradictions, obscurities, and ...
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