The Laughter of Sarah: Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, by C. Conybeare

By C. Conybeare

The laughter of pleasure has long past unheard within the Western culture. This paintings brings new mild to the idea, and has a constant leitmotif: the overjoyed laughter of the matriarch Sarah within the booklet of Genesis, while she supplies start to her son Isaac. This laughter is "heard" via biblical commentaries and twentieth-century theorists of laughter.

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Between Temple and Torah: Essays on Priests, Scribes, and by Martha Himmelfarb

By Martha Himmelfarb

This quantity comprises articles via Martha Himmelfarb on subject matters in moment Temple Judaism and the improvement and reception of moment Temple traditions in overdue antiquity and the center a while. The part on "Priests, Temples, and Torah” addresses the subjects of its name in texts from the Bible to the Mishnah. "Purity within the useless Sea Scrolls” includes articles interpreting the intensification of the biblical purity legislation, rather the legislation for genital discharge, within the significant felony records from the Scrolls. In "Judaism and Hellenism” the writer explores the connection among those historic cultures via interpreting the traditional and sleek historiography of the Maccabean insurrection and the function of the Torah in historic Jewish variations of Greek tradition. The final sections of the amount keep on with texts and traditions of the second one Temple interval into overdue antiquity and the center a while. The articles in "Heavenly Ascent” reflect on the connection among the ascent apocalypses of the second one Temple interval and later works regarding heavenly ascent, really the hekhalot texts. within the ultimate part, "The Pseudepigrapha and Medieval Jewish Literature,” Himmelfarb investigates facts for wisdom of works of the second one Temple interval through medieval Jews with attention of the channels during which the works may have reached those later readers.

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Studia Philonica Annual by David T. Runia, Gregory E. Sterling

By David T. Runia, Gregory E. Sterling

The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly magazine dedicated to the learn of Hellenistic Judaism, rather the writings and considered the Hellenistic-Jewish author Philo of Alexandria (circa 15 B.C.E. to circa 50 C.E.). CONTENTS The Studia Philonica Annual: Silver Anniversary 1989 2013 ARTICLES M. Jason Reddoch, Enigmatic goals and Onirocritical ability in De Somniis Nicole L. Tilford, After the methods of ladies : the elderly Virgin in Philo s Transformation of the Philosophical Soul Olivier Munnich, , : l picture de los angeles «garde» chez Philon d Alexandrie David Lincicum, Aeschylus in Philo, Anim. forty seven and QE 2.6 precise part: PHILO S old READERS Gregory E. Sterling, advent James R. Royse, Did Philo put up His Works? Gregory E. Sterling, a guy of the top reputation : Did Josephus recognize the Writings of Philo? Jennifer Otto, Philo, Judaeus? A re-examination of Why Clement Calls Philo the Pythagorean INSTRUMENTA David Lincicum, A initial Index to Philo s Non Biblical Citations and Allusions BIBLIOGRAPHY part D. T. Runia, ok. Berthelot, E. Birnbaum, A. C. Geljon, H. M. Keizer, J. Leonhardt-Balzer, J. P. Martín, M.R. Niehoff, S. J. ok. Pearce, T. Seland, Philo of Alexandria: An Annotated Bibliography 2010 complement: A Provisional Bibliography 2011 2013 publication assessment part stories through Ronald Cox, Walter T. Wilson, M. Jason Reddoch, David T. Runia, and Karl Shuve.

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The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism: Consciousness is Everything by Swami Shankarananda

By Swami Shankarananda

Cognizance Is every little thing beforehand, Kashmir Shaivism was once an esoteric box available purely to a couple students and different experts. In his publication Swamiji offers the knowledge of this robust culture and explores attention, the main intimate adventure of lifestyles. Swami Shankarananda has succeeded in making Kashmir Shaivism come alive in those pages, and that i think about this paintings the simplest advent to that culture to this point. Georg Feuerstein, writer

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The Life of David (Jewish Encounters) by Robert Pinsky

By Robert Pinsky

Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed huge in delusion and legend in the course of the centuries, and he maintains to hang-out our collective mind's eye, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the main approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the U.S., plumbs the depths of David’s existence: his triumphs and his mess ups, his allure and his cruelty, his divine future and his human humiliations. Drawing at the biblical chronicle of David’s existence in addition to at the later commentaries and the Psalms——traditionally thought of to be David’s personal words——Pinsky teases aside the numerous strands of David’s tale and reweaves them right into a excellent narrative.Under the clarifying and alluring gentle of Pinsky’s erudition and mind's eye, and his mastery of picture and expression, King David——both the guy and the assumption of the man——is introduced brilliantly to life.From the Hardcover version.

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The Anthology in Jewish Literature by David Stern

By David Stern

The anthology is a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature--arguably its oldest literary style, going again to the Bible itself, and together with approximately all of the canonical texts of Judaism: the Mishnah, the Talmud, classical midrash, and the prayerbook. within the center a while, the anthology turned the first medium in Jewish tradition for recording tales, poems, and interpretations of classical texts. In modernity, the style is reworked right into a decisive tool for cultural retrieval and new version, particularly in works of the Zionist venture and in sleek Yiddish and Hebrew literature. No much less importantly, the anthology has performed an critical function within the construction of important fields of study in Jewish experiences, together with Hebrew poetry, folklore, and pop culture. This quantity is the 1st booklet to assemble scholarly and important essays that examine the anthological personality of those works and what can be known as the "anthological behavior" in Jewish literary culture--the tendency and proclivity for collecting jointly discrete, occasionally conflicting traditions and tales, and maintaining them aspect through aspect as if there have been no distinction, clash, or ambiguity among them. certainly, The Anthology in Jewish Literature is the 1st publication to acknowledge this behavior and style as one of many formative different types in Jewish literature and to enquire its manifold roles. The seventeen essays, each one of which makes a speciality of a selected literary paintings, a lot of them the nice classics of Jewish culture, contemplate such questions as: What are the various sorts of anthologies? How have anthologists, editors, even printers of anthologies been inventive shapers of Jewish culture and tradition? What will we study from their editorial practices? How have politics, gender, and sophistication figured into the making of anthologies? What determinative position has the anthology performed in developing the Jewish canon? How has the anthology served, in particular within the glossy interval, to create and recreate Jewish tradition. This landmark quantity will curiosity trained laypersons in addition to students in all components of Jewish literature and tradition, in addition to scholars of global literature and cultural studies.

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Gender in the Book of Ben Sira: Divine Wisdom, Erotic by Teresa Ann Ellis

By Teresa Ann Ellis

Students who settle for Ben Sira's reviews on ladies at face-value or forget about parallel reviews approximately males avoid primary questions on the services of those statements and approximately their contexts. Gender within the ebook of Ben Sira presents a distinctly-different viewpoint at the discourse of gender within the extant Hebrew manuscripts. the focal point on wordplay, genre-constraints, and subject matters named within the book's subtitle - Divine knowledge, Erotic Poetry, and the backyard of Eden - expands the limits for experiences of gender.

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Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the by Daniel Boucher

By Daniel Boucher

Bodhisattvas of the woodland delves into the socioreligious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra (Questions of Rastrapala), a Buddhist textual content circulating in India through the first 1/2 the 1st millennium C.E. during this meticulously researched examine, Daniel Boucher first displays upon the issues that plague historians of Mahayana Buddhism, whose prior efforts to realize the culture have frequently neglected the social dynamics that stimulated a number of the recommendations of this new literature. Following that may be a cautious research of a number of motifs present in the Indian textual content and an exam of the worth of the earliest chinese language translation for charting the sutra's evolution. the 1st a part of the research appears to be like on the courting among the physically glorification of the Buddha and the ascetic career--spanning millions of lifetimes--that produced it in the socioeconomic international of early medieval Buddhist monasticism. The authors of the Rastrapala sharply criticize their monastic contemporaries for rejecting the rigorous way of life of the 1st Buddhist groups, an amazing that, for the sutra's authors, self-consciously imitates the disciplines and sacrifices of the Buddha's personal bodhisattva occupation, the very occupation that ended in his acquisition of physically perfection. therefore, Boucher unearths the ways that the authors of the Rastrapala authors co-opted this topos in regards to the physically perfection of the Buddha from the Mainstream culture to subvert their co-religionists whose habit they considered as representing a degenerate model of that culture. partly 2 Boucher makes a speciality of the third-century chinese language translation of the sutra attributed to Dharmaraksa and strains the alterations within the translation to the overdue 10th century. the importance of this translation, Boucher explains, is to be present in the methods it differs from all different witnesses. those changes, that are major, possibly demonstrate an previous form of the sutra prior to later editors have been encouraged to change dramatically the text's tone and rhetoric. The early chinese language translations, even though useful in revealing advancements within the Indian milieu that resulted in alterations within the textual content, current specific demanding situations to the interpreter. It takes an realizing of not just their abstruse idiom, but additionally the method wherein they have been rendered from an undetermined Indian language right into a chinese language cultural product. one of many sign contributions of this learn is Boucher's ability at deciding on the lines left through the method and talent to discover clues in regards to the nature of the resource textual content in addition to the realm of the central recipients. Bodhisattvas of the wooded area concludes with an annotated translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra in response to a brand new examining of its earliest extant Sanskrit manuscript. the interpretation takes notice of significant editions in chinese language and Tibetan models to right the various corruptions of the Sanskrit manuscript.

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