The Brill Reference Library of Judaism

Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck (College of the Holy Cross) and William Scott Green (University of Miami).

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Zvi Yehuda, Research Institute of Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center (Israel)

The New Babylonian Diaspora: Rise and Fall of Jewish Community in Iraq, 16th–20th Centuries C.E. provides a historical survey of the Iraqi Jewish community's evolution from the apex of its golden age to its disappearance, emergence, rapid growth and annihilation.
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57
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004354005
Expected: 
September 2017
€105,00
$121.00

Beatrice J.W. Lawrence, Seattle University

In Jethro and the Jews, Beatrice J. W. Lawrence explores rabbinic texts interpreting the identities and roles of Moses’ father-in-law, revealing him to be a locus of anxiety concerning conversion, community boundaries, intermarriage, and non-Jews.
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56
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004348912
E-ISBN: 
9789004348929
Publication date: 
June 2017
€83,00
$96.00

Dr. Barak S. Cohen, Bar Ilan University

For Out of Babylonia Shall Come Torah and the Word of the Lord from Nehar Peqod reevaluates the evidence of an independent “Babylonian Mishnah” which originated in the proto-talmudic period. The research focuses on an analysis of "Babylonian baraitot" that have been identified by scholars as...
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55
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004347014
E-ISBN: 
9789004347021
Publication date: 
May 2017
€127,00
$147.00

Isaac Kalimi, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

In Fighting over the Bible Isaac Kalimi explores the roots of the conflicts among Jews and between Jews, Christians, and Muslims regarding their interpretations of Jewish Scripture, as well as the rich new exegetical and theological approaches that grew from these controversies.
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54
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004339101
E-ISBN: 
9789004339118
Publication date: 
March 2017
€138,00
$159.00

Tyson L. Putthoff, Trinity College Dublin

In Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology, Tyson L. Putthoff combines contemporary theory and sound exegesis to understand early Jewish beliefs about how the human self reacts ontologically in God’s presence.
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53
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004336407
E-ISBN: 
9789004336414
Publication date: 
December 2016
€132,00
$152.00

Bernard H. Mehlman, Temple Israel (Boston, MA) and Seth M. Limmer, Chicago Sinai Congregation

Medieval Midrash: The House for Inspired Innovation is the first treatment of this curious genre. Illuminating matters of historicity and origin with translations of six Solomon texts, Mehlman and Limmer address questions regarding Medieval Midrash and the need for creative religious expression.
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52
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004331327
E-ISBN: 
9789004331334
Publication date: 
November 2016
€109,00
$131.00

Edited by Isaac Kalimi, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

This collection honors Professor John T. Townsend through fresh essays on the interpretation of the common Jewish and Christian Scripture – the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament – as well as its two off-shoots, Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament interpretation and Jewish-Christian relations.
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Volume: 
51
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004324534
E-ISBN: 
9789004324541
Publication date: 
August 2016
€139,00
$167.00

Menahem Mor, University of Haifa

In The Second Jewish Revolt: The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 C.E., Menahem Mor offers a detailed account on the Bar Kokhba Revolt in an attempt to understand the second revolt against the Romans.
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Volume: 
50
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004314627
E-ISBN: 
9789004314634
Publication date: 
May 2016
€150,00
$194.00

Alan J. Avery-Peck, College of the Holy Cross, Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University and Jacob Neusner, Bard College

Top scholars of early Christianity and Judaism consider methodological issues, earliest Christianity’s Judaic setting, Gospel studies, and the emergence of later Christianity. These essays honor Bruce Chilton, recognizing his seminal contribution to the study of earliest Christianity in its...
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Volume: 
49
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004310322
E-ISBN: 
9789004310339
Publication date: 
February 2016
€168,00
$218.00

Martin Schwarz Lausten, Københavns Universitet. Translated by Margaret Ryan Hellman.

In Jews and Christians in Denmark Martin Schwarz Lausten investigates how the antijudaistic attitudes in Church and society changed starting around 1100. While some anti-Semitic movements arose later, 7,000 Danish Jews were able to escape to Sweden with Christian assistance during the German...
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Volume: 
48
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004304369
E-ISBN: 
9789004304376
Publication date: 
October 2015
€115,00
$149.00

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