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Edited by James L. Kugel
These essays, by some of today’s greatest scholars of Judaism and Hellenism in antiquity, explore a variety of ways in which these two great civilizations interacted. Taken together, a large, variegated picture of the cultural interaction that was to prove so crucial for the later history of ...
Pablo A. Torijano
The book studies the esoteric characterization of Solomon that had a great importance throughout Late Antiquity. These esoteric traditions were very known in the Judaism from the first century to the fourth century CE and they were inherited by Christianity that cherished and developed it. The ...
Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner
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.
Dov Schwartz. Translated by Batya Stein
The book exposes the theological foundations of religious-Zionism. Relying on a rigorous analysis of new primary sources, Schwartz argues that this movement strove to build a new religious consciousness, in light of the Jewish national renaissance in the twentieth century.
Antoinette Clark Wire
This book translates and examines over one hundred Early Jewish stories about holy figures first told between 150 BCE and 150 CE, shifting attention toward the work of the oral storytellers, men and women alike, who generated the traditions that ultimately came to be preserved in written ...
Who and what is a Jew? Part I of this book presents a systematic discussion of Jewish identities in this era of (post)modernity. Part II consists of texts about Jewish identity that were invited by Ben-Gurion from 50 illustrious intellectuals from the Diaspora and Israel.
Herbert W. Basser
By closely examining the exegetical underpinnings of the controversies between Jews and Christians, Herbert Basser discovers the Jewish side to a debate that, until now, has not received adequate scholarly treatment. He goes behind the words of the gospels and behind the words of the rabbis to ...
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