Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity by Ruth A. Clements, Daniel R. Schwartz

By Ruth A. Clements, Daniel R. Schwartz

The thirteen papers comprising this quantity characterize the end result of the 1st Orion middle Symposium dedicated to the comparability of the useless Sea and early Christian texts. The authors reject the older paradigm which configured the similarities among Qumran and early Christian literature as proof of "influence" from one upon the opposite. They increase clean methodological chances by means of asking how insights from each one of those corpora light up the opposite, and via contemplating them as parallel facts for broader currents of moment Temple Judaism. themes addressed comprise particular exegetical and criminal comparisons; prophecy, demonology, and messianism; the advance of canon and the increase of statement; and attainable connections among the Gospel of John and the lifeless Sea Scrolls.

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The Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple by Thierry Legrand, Jan Joosten

By Thierry Legrand, Jan Joosten

Even though the Jewish Targums have been written down in simple terms from the second one century CE onward, and wish to be studied opposed to their overdue vintage history, the problem in their connection to prior assets and traditions is a crucial one. Do the present Targums hyperlink up with an oral translation of Scripture and, if this is the case, how a ways does it return? Do the Targums transmit conventional exegetical fabric in a special shape? what's the relation among the Targums and "parabiblical" literature of the second one Temple interval (including the recent Testament)?
In the current quantity, those and different questions are studied and debated by way of a global workforce of students together with the superior experts of Targumic literature in all its range, in addition to experts of assorted moment Temple writings.

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The Oral Law of Sinai: An Illustrated History of the Mishnah by Berel Wein

By Berel Wein

Written via the Orthodox historian Rabbi Berel Wein, The Oral legislations of Sinai is a rare and wonderfully illustrated e-book that explores the Talmud—a legislations booklet that could be a trustworthy transmission of the Oral legislations of Sinai. As Rabbi Wein explains, the Talmud is 2 separate books comprising the Oral legislations. This paintings deals an evidence of the 1st booklet of the Talmud, the Mishnah

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Qumranica Minora I: Qumran Origins and Apocalypticism by García Martínez, Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar

By García Martínez, Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar

The authors influential articles at the Origins of the Qumran group (the co-called Groningen speculation) and on Apocalypticism within the lifeless Sea Scrolls at the moment are accumulated in a single quantity, together with translations of essays that have been written in Spanish and French.

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

By Stephen B. Chapman, Marvin A. Sweeney

This significant other bargains a concise and fascinating creation to the Hebrew Bible or outdated testomony. delivering an up to date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it contains essays, in particular commissioned for this quantity, through twenty-three major students. the amount examines a variety of themes, together with the old and spiritual contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and important methods and strategies, in addition to more recent issues corresponding to the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western artwork and literature, and modern politics. This significant other is a superb source for college students at college and graduate point, in addition to for laypeople and students in different fields who wish to achieve an realizing of the present kingdom of the educational dialogue. The ebook doesn't presume past wisdom, nor does it have interaction in hugely technical discussions, however it does cross into higher aspect than a regular introductory textbook.

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Shamanic trance in modern Kabbalah by Jonathan Garb

By Jonathan Garb

Bringing to mild a hidden bankruptcy within the historical past of recent Judaism, Shamanic Trance in sleek Kabbalah explores the shamanic dimensions of Jewish mysticism. Jonathan clothing integrates equipment and types from the social sciences, comparative faith, and Jewish stories to supply a clean view of the early smooth kabbalists and their social and mental contexts.

Through shut readings of diverse texts—some translated the following for the 1st time—Garb attracts a extra whole photograph of the kabbalists than earlier depictions, revealing them to be as all for deeper states of awareness as they have been with learn and formality. clothing discovers that they constructed actual and psychological ways to set off trance states, visions of heavenly mountains, and changes into animals or our bodies of sunshine. to realize a deeper realizing of the kabbalists’ shamanic practices, apparel compares their reviews with these of mystics from different traditions in addition to with these recorded by way of psychologists equivalent to Milton Erickson and Carl Jung. eventually, clothing examines the kabbalists’ family with the broader Jewish group, uncovering the position of kabbalistic shamanism within the renewal of Jewish culture because it contended with modernity.

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Numerical Secrets of the Bible. Rediscovering the Bible by C. J. Labuschagne

By C. J. Labuschagne

Have been you intrigued, yet dissatisfied by way of The Bible Code?

Labuschagne's booklet isn't the paintings of an novice, yet used to be written by way of considered one of Europe's major biblical students and offers with essentially the most very important fresh discoveries within the box of biblical research, specifically that the books of the Bible are numerical compositions. The biblical writings weren't written in an off-hand demeanour, yet have been meticulously composed based on compositional innovations during which the counting of phrases performs an important position. It is going with no asserting that this discovery has far-reaching outcomes for our perspectives at the formation and the constitution of the textual content of the Hebrew Bible and of the Greek textual content of the hot testomony.

The writer introduces the reader to the interesting international of quantity symbolism in biblical occasions, he demonstrates how famous symbolic numbers, comparable to 7 and 12, and particularly the lesser recognized holy numbers 17 and 26, which signify the numerical worth of the identify YHWH, have been used to provide constitution to the textual content and to deepen its contents.

Among different attention-grabbing findings, this research confirms the medieval Jewish culture that Holy Scripture contains the identify of God set in succession, or interwoven within the textile of the text.

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Die Rolle der Tag-JHWHs-Dichtungen im Dodekapropheton by Paul-Gerhard Schwesig

By Paul-Gerhard Schwesig

Als Texte, die den Tag JHWHs zum Thema haben, werden Am 5,18-20; Zef 1,2-18; Obd; Joel 2,1-11; 4,1-17; Sach 14; Mal 3,13-21.22-24 im Kontext ihrer jeweiligen Schriften interpretiert, nach Beziehungen zu redaktionellen Vorstufen des Zwölfprophetenbuchs befragt und in ihrem Zusammenhang untereinander sowohl auf diachroner als auch auf synchroner Ebene untersucht. Die Ergebnisse der Arbeit leisten einen Beitrag zur aktuellen Debatte um Entstehung und Einheit des Zwölfprophetenbuchs und zur Geschichte der JHWH-Tags-Vorstellung.

This quantity offers an interpretation of the texts at the Day of JHWH within the ebook of the Twelve and an research into their connection within the background of Israel and their place in the booklet of the Twelve.

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Tradition and the formation of the Talmud by Moulie Vidas

By Moulie Vidas

Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud deals a brand new standpoint on might be an important spiritual textual content of the Jewish culture. it truly is well known that the creators of the Talmud innovatively interpreted and altered the older traditions on which they drew. however, it's been assumed that the traditional rabbis have been dedicated to retaining continuity with the prior. Moulie Vidas argues to the contrary that structural gains of the Talmud have been designed to provide a discontinuity with culture, and that this discontinuity was once half and parcel of the rabbis' self-conception. either this self-conception and those structural beneficial properties have been a part of a debate inside and past the Jewish group in regards to the transmission of tradition.

Focusing at the Babylonian Talmud, produced within the rabbinic academies of past due historical Mesopotamia, Vidas analyzes key passages to teach how the Talmud's creators contrasted their very own voice with that in their predecessors. He additionally examines Zoroastrian, Christian, and mystical Jewish resources to reconstruct the debates and wide-ranging conversations that formed the Talmud's literary and highbrow character.

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