By Françoise Mirguet
By Historical Research Department Nation of Islam
By Leila Leah Bronner
By Hyam Maccoby
By WILLIAM HOLLADAY
topics, his in depth paintings at the prophet Jeremiah continues to be essentially the most
important contributions to the learn of that e-book, and particularly to our
understanding of the prophet Jeremiah in terms of the ebook ascribed to
In Jeremiah: interpreting the Prophet in His Time - and Ours, Holladay seeks to
connect the message of the e-book of Jeremiah 'to the lifestyles and reviews of
the prophet and his occasions. not anyone in modern Jeremiah reports has
worked as assiduously at that enterprise.'"
-- from the Foreword by means of Patrick D. Miller
By Lester L. Grabbe
Topics tested include:
* perspectives approximately God and the spirit world
* the temple and priesthood
* scripture and synagogue
* the most spiritual sects and innovative movements
* eschatology and messianism
* magic and predicting the future
* faith within the Jewish diaspora
* converts and 'Godfearers'.
With an intensive, updated bibliography, plus a number of necessary cross-references, summaries and syntheses, this publication is vital interpreting for students and scholars of the background of Jewish faith. it's going to even be of significant price as a reference tool.
By Jacob Neusner
Rabbi David proves that the 1st exposition of the determine of Rabbi David in a software of elaboration and of protracted exposition of legislations and Scripture is located within the Bavli. ahead of the closure of that rfile, that's, within the Rabbinic files that got here to closure ahead of the Bavli, we don't locate an complicated exposition of the determine of David as a rabbi. against this, within the Bavli, considerable canonical proof attests to the sages’ transformation of David, king of Israel, right into a rabbi. So whereas bits and items of Rabbi David locate their means into many of the canonical files, we discover the elaborately spelled out Rabbi David to start with within the Bavli, now represented as a disciple of sages and a devotee of research of the Torah. That utilization draws realization simply because once we come upon David in Rabbinic literature—as in all different Judaic canons, not just Rabbinic—this indications we're assembly the embodiment of the Messiah. The illustration of the kings of Israel within the Davidic line as heirs of David varieties a bankruptcy in exposing the Messianic message of Rabbinic Judaism.
By Arthur Kurzweil
The beginning of Hebrew and Jewish faith, suggestion, legislations, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the textual content of the 5 Books of Moses that's positioned in each synagogue. This available advisor explains the Torah in transparent language, even to those that weren't raised within the Jewish non secular culture. Christians who need to know extra concerning the Jewish roots of Christianity have to comprehend the Torah, as do fans of Islamic culture and people drawn to the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the historical past of the Torah, its constitution and significant rules, and the way the Torah impacts the day-by-day lives of people that stick with the Jewish manner of life.
By Benjamin Porat
By Kenneth Atkinson
Atkinson reconstructs the relationships among the Hasmonean nation and the rulers of the Seleucid and the Ptolemaic Empires, the Itureans, the Nabateans, the Parthians, the Armenians, the Cappadocians, and the Roman Republic. He attracts on numerous formerly unused resources, together with papyrological documentation, inscriptions, archaeological facts, numismatics, lifeless Sea Scrolls, pseudepigrapha, and textual resources from the Hellenistic to the Byzantine periods.
Atkinson additionally explores how Josephus's political and social scenario in Flavian Rome affected his money owed of the Hasmoneans and why any learn of the Hasmonean nation needs to transcend Josephus to achieve an entire appreciation of this certain historic interval that formed moment Temple Judaism, and created the stipulations for the increase of the Herodian dynasty and the emergence of Christianity.