The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament by Stephen B. Chapman, Marvin A. Sweeney

By Stephen B. Chapman, Marvin A. Sweeney

This better half deals a concise and interesting creation to the Hebrew Bible or previous testomony. delivering an up to date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it comprises essays, particularly commissioned for this quantity, via twenty-three major students. the amount examines a number of issues, together with the old and non secular contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and demanding techniques and techniques, in addition to more recent themes akin to the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western artwork and literature, and modern politics. This spouse is a superb source for college students at collage and graduate point, in addition to for laypeople and students in different fields who wish to achieve an knowing of the present nation of the educational dialogue. The booklet doesn't presume earlier wisdom, nor does it have interaction in hugely technical discussions, however it does pass into larger element than a customary introductory textbook.

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The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the by Andrei Orlov

By Andrei Orlov

The research explores the eschatological reinterpretation of the Yom Kippur ritual present in the Apocalypse of Abraham the place the protagonist of the tale, the patriarch Abraham, takes at the function of a celestial goat for YHWH, whereas the text’s antagonist, the fallen angel Azazel, is estimated because the demonic scapegoat. The research treats the appliance of the 2 goats typology to human and otherworldly figures in its complete historic and interpretive complexity via a large number of Jewish and Christian resources, from the patriarchical narratives of the Hebrew Bible to early Christian fabrics during which Yom Kippur traditions have been utilized to Jesus’ tale.

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What Is Good, and What God Demands: Normative Structures in by Tzvi (Michael) Novick

By Tzvi (Michael) Novick

The normative rhetoric of tannaitic literature (the earliest extant corpus of rabbinic Judaism) is predominantly deontological. past scholarship on rabbinic supererogation, and on issues of touch with Greco-Roman advantage discourse, has pointed out non-deontological features of tannaitic normativity. although, those frameworks forget exactly the efficient intersection of deontological with non-deontological, the 1st simply because supererogation defines itself opposed to legal responsibility, and the second one as the Greco-Roman comparate discourages severe therapy of law-like components. This e-book addresses ways that replacement normative types entwine with the middle deontological rhetoric of tannaitic literature. this attitude exposes, inter alia, echoes of the post-biblical knowledge culture in tannaitic legislation, the wealthy polyvalence of the class mitzvah, and telling adjustments among the colleges of Akiva and Ishmael.

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Peshat and Derash: Plain and Applied Meaning in Rabbinic by David Weiss Halivni

By David Weiss Halivni

From the times of Plato, the matter of the efficacy and adequacy of the written be aware as a motor vehicle of human conversation has challenged mankind, but the secret of ways top to accomplish readability and exactitude of written expression hasn't ever been solved. the main repercussive example of this common challenge has been the exegesis of the legislation embodied in Hebrew scripture. Peshat and Derash is the 1st ebook to track the Jewish interpretative firm from a old standpoint. utilising his substantial wisdom of Rabbinic fabrics to the lengthy historical past of Jewish exegesis of either Bible and Talmud, Halivni investigates the strain that has usually existed among the apparent experience of the divine textual content (peshat) and its inventive, Rabbinic interpretations (derash). Halivni addresses the theological implications of the deviation of derash from peshat and explores the diversities among the ideological severe of the non secular correct, which denies that Judaism has a heritage, and the non secular left, which claims that background is all that Judaism has. A complete and significant narration of the background and repercussions of Rabbinic exegesis, this research will curiosity scholars of criminal texts, hermeneutics, and scriptural traditions, in addition to someone desirous about Jewish stories.

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The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics) by Anonymous

By Anonymous

"Read! Your Lord is the main Bountiful person who taught through the pen, who taught guy what he didn't know.'

The Qur'an, believed by way of Muslims to be the notice of God, was once published to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years in the past. it's the ideal authority in Islam and the residing resource of all Islamic instructing; it's a sacred textual content and a publication of steering, that units out the creed, rituals, ethics, and legislation of the Islamic faith. it's been essentially the most influential books within the background of literature. well-known because the maximum literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has however remained obscure in its English translations. This new translation is written in a latest idiom that continues to be devoted to the unique, making it effortless to learn whereas conserving its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are shunned, and the Arabic which means preserved by way of respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an used to be without delay addressed to each person despite category, gender, or age, and this translation is both available to all people.

Readership: someone attracted to, or learning, the Qur'an, Islam, Arabic reviews, Comparative faith, Muslim society and tradition, philosophy, cultural stories

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The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A by David Janzen

By David Janzen

This paintings makes use of anthropological idea and box reports to enquire the social functionality and which means of sacrifice. All rituals, together with sacrifice, converse social ideals and morality, yet those can't be decided open air of a examine of the social context. hence, there is not any unmarried reason behind sacrifice - corresponding to these complicated by means of René Girard or Walter Burkert or late-19th and early-20th century students. The e-book then examines 4 assorted writings within the Hebrew Bible - the Priestly Writing, the Deuteronomistic heritage, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles - to illustrate how various social origins bring about assorted social meanings of sacrifice.

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Illuminating Leviticus: A Study of Its Laws and Institutions by Calum Carmichael

By Calum Carmichael

The foundation of legislations within the Hebrew Bible has lengthy been the topic of scholarly debate. until eventually lately, the historico-critical methodologies of the academy have yielded unsatisfactory conclusions about the resource of those legislation that are woven via biblical narratives. during this unique and provocative learn, Calum Carmichael -- a number one student of biblical legislation and rhetoric -- means that Hebrew legislation was once encouraged by way of the examine of the narratives in Genesis via 2 Kings.Discussing specific legislation present in the booklet of Leviticus -- addressing concerns resembling the Day of Atonement, intake of meat that also has blood, the Jubilee yr, sexual and physically infection, and the therapy of slaves -- Carmichael hyperlinks each one to a story. He contends that biblical legislation didn't emerge from social imperatives in old Israel, yet as a substitute from the cautious, retrospective learn of the nation's historical past and id. (2008)

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