Download E-books Normative and Sectarian Judaism in the Second Temple Period (The Library of Second Temple Studies) PDF

By Moshe Weinfeld

The e-book brings jointly the essays on moment Temple Judaism through Moshe Weinfeld, one of many prime figures in comparative literature and the background of faith in historical close to japanese stories.
This built-in assortment facilities at the non secular debates inside moment Temple Judaism among the sectarian Qumran neighborhood and the Pharisees. It examines issues equivalent to liturgy, legislation, theology and beliefs; concerns that confirmed Jewish non secular types for normative, Rabbinic Judaism. It additionally units those debates within the broader context of texts and ideas from the Bible and historical close to East texts on one hand and the hot testomony and Rabbinic Judaism at the other.

The e-book includes 4 sections. the 1st, 'Prayer and Worship' analyzes constitutive principles mirrored within the definitive prayers of Qumran and Pharisaic liturgy. the second one, 'The Qumran Scrolls' engages a variety of felony and hermeneutic matters within the literature of the Qumran sect. part 3, 'Theology and beliefs' treats a gaggle of foundational Jewish strategies from the old perspective. the ultimate part 'The New testomony' brings numerous easy thoughts and conceptions of Judaism into New testomony context.

This is quantity fifty four within the Library of moment Temple experiences sequence (formerly the magazine for the learn of the Pseudepigrapha complement series).

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism (Cambridge Companions to Religion) PDF

By Dana Evan Kaplan

This better half offers readers with a complete creation to an important and engaging historic and modern elements of Judaism in the United States. Written via twenty-four prime students from the fields of spiritual stories, historical past, literature, philosophy, artwork background, sociology, and musicology, the survey adopts an inclusive standpoint on Jewish spiritual adventure. 3 preliminary chapters disguise the improvement of Judaism in the United States from 1654, while Sephardic Jews first landed in New Amsterdam, till this present day.

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Download E-books The Septuagint and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria: A Study in the Narrative of the 'Letter of Aristeas' PDF

By Sylvie Honigman

The Letter of Aristeas tells the tale of ways Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt commissioned seventy students to translate the Hebrew Bible into Greek.
Long authorized as an easy old account of a cultural firm in Ptolemaic Alexandria, the Letter however poses critical interpretative difficulties. Sylvie Honigman argues that the Letter should now not be considered as background, yet as a constitution fantasy for diaspora Judaism. She expounds its favourite affinities with different works on Jewish historical past from Ptolemaic Alexandria, and argues that the method of translation used to be at the same time a means of constructing an authoritative textual content, corresponding to the paintings at the textual content of Homer being conducted by way of modern Greek scholars.
The Letter of Aristeas is likely one of the such a lot interesting literary productions of Ptolemaic Alexandria, and this is often the 1st book-length research to be dedicated to it.

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Download E-books Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism PDF

By Elliot R. Wolfson

This publication offers with the difficulty of gender in Jewish mysticism displaying the thematic correlation of eroticism and esotericism that's significant to the kabbalah.

"A travel de strength when it comes to historic diversity, analytic boldness, textual assets, and interpretive buildings. an incredible contribution in each experience to Jewish idea and interpretation." -- Michael Fishbane, college of Chicago

"Wolfson has a knack for choosing rather tough texts and elucidating them for the reader." -- Daniel Matt, Graduate Theological Union

This publication bargains with facets of the gender imaging of God in quite a few medieval kabbalistic assets. It offers the major to realizing the phenomenological constructions of mystical event in addition to the thematic correlation of esotericism and eroticism that's primary to the kabbalah. the writer examines the function of gender using present feminist experiences and cultural anthropology. He explores the topics of the feminization of the Torah, the correlation of circumcision and imaginative and prescient of God, the phallocentric realizing of divine production as a strategy of inscription mythologized as an act of sexual self-gratification, and the phenomenon of gender-crossing in kabbalistic fable and formality. jointly, the reviews discover in nice intensity the androcentric phallocentrism that's attribute of medieval Jewish mysticism.

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Download E-books Kritische Religionsphilosophie: Eine Gedenkschrift für Friedrich Niewöhner (German Edition) PDF

From the center a long time to trendy instances, from faith to philosophy and vice versa, from Christianity to Judaism to Islam - this quantity comprises papers written in honor of Friedrich Niewöhner, the student and historian of philosophy who died in 2005. those stories thematically keep on with up on his paintings and proceed a severe research of his serious philosophy of faith.

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Download E-books Performing Israel's Faith: Narrative and Law in Rabbinic Theology PDF

By Jacob Neusner

If legislation by myself yields legalism, then non secular trust, on its own, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel's Faith, Jacob Neusner indicates how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) healthy jointly to shape a strong and coherent covenant theology―one at once all in favour of this international. Neusner's cautious and thorough exam of a number of key matters inside of rabbinic Judaism―the countries, idolatry, sin, repentance, and atonement―demonstrates that neither Halakhah nor Aggadah might be totally and rightly understood whilst the 2 are remoted from one another. Performing Israel's Faith therefore successfully finds that rabbinic Judaism's real development of faith used to be constituted through a covenant theology comprised by means of either legislation and story―a covenant theology whose objective was once to revive the sanctification of God's unique construction.

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Download E-books Perspectives in the Study of the Old Testament and Early Judaism: A Symposium in Honour of Adam S. Van Der Woude on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday ... (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum) PDF

That includes a set of papers, 8 in English, 4 in German, this quantity explores the advancements over the Nineteen Nineties within the assorted parts of analysis of the previous testomony. It examines present views in those parts and seeks to map the instructions of analysis for the subsequent millennium.

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Download E-books The Emergence of Jewish Theology in America (The Modern Jewish Experience) PDF

By Robert G. Goldy

"Goldy's publication isn't like the other e-book on Jewish theology. He has awarded a favored, pithy and intensely informative quantity for the student in addition to for the common clever reader... " ―Jewish put up and Opinion

"... very good primer on Jewish theology... " ―Heritage Southwest Jewish Press

"... an important and targeted contribution to an knowing of latest Jewish theology... Goldy's command of recent Christian theologians and his skill to point how those thinkers have knowledgeable their Jewish scholars and friends make this an innately compelling paintings for college students of western theology... [and] observers of comparative spiritual trends." ―David Ellenson

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Download E-books The Deuteronomic School: History, Social Setting, and Literature (Studies in Biblical Literature, Number 2) PDF

After a quick evaluate of the present country of study at the Deuteronomistic historical past (DtrH), individual proposes 4 views to maneuver the argument ahead and to achieve new insights: using text-critical controls for redactional arguments; the contribution of the examine of oral culture to appreciate the composition and transmission of biblical texts in old Israel; arguments for the postexilic surroundings of the Deuteronomic tuition; and using comparative fabric (Udjahorresnet and Qumran) to appreciate scribal guilds, akin to the Deuteronomic university, in historical Israel. the result of those new views problem the main broadly accredited understandings of the redaction heritage of DtrH and recommend that the Deuteronomic college was once a scribal guild whose redactional job spanned a protracted time period from in all likelihood as early because the pre-exilic interval to the Persian interval presently ahead of Ezra. Person's reconstruction of the social atmosphere of the Deuteronomic tuition comprises their go back from Babylon to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel on the way to help the rebuilding of the temple with their scribal abilities. This reconstruction ends up in new interpretations of Deuteronomic literature (DtrH and Jeremiah).

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Download E-books By the Same Word: Creation and Salvation in Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft Und Die Kunde Der Alteren Kirche 145) PDF

Heart Platonism defined how a transcendent precept might relate to the cloth international by means of positing an middleman, modeled after the Stoic lively reason, that mediated the superb precept s effect to the realm whereas protecting its transcendence. Having related issues as center Platonism, Hellenistic Jewish sapientialism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism appropriated this middleman doctrine as a way for realizing their courting to God and to the cosmos. although, those traditions differ of their variation of this instructing because of their distinct figuring out of construction and humanity's position therein. The Jewish writings of Philo of Alexandria and knowledge of Solomon espouse a holistic ontology, combining a Platonic appreciation for noetic fact with an finally confident view of construction and its position in human achievement. The early Christians texts of one Cor 8:6, Col 1:15-20, Heb 1:2-3, and the prologue of John supply an eschatological twist to this ontology whilst the middleman determine unearths ultimate expression in Jesus Christ. Contrarily, Poimandres (CH 1) and the Apocryphon of John, either linked to the normal rubric "Gnosticism", draw from Platonism to explain how construction is antithetical to human nature and its transcendent resource.

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