The Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to Masoretes by Elvira Martín-Contreras, Lorena Miralles-Maciá

By Elvira Martín-Contreras, Lorena Miralles-Maciá

This e-book goals to open up the dialogue and learn of the during the past unstudied interval of the historical past of the Hebrew Bible textual content: the interval from the obvious stabilization of the Hebrew biblical textual content till the standardization that's mirrored within the manuscripts of biblical textual content, these together with the Masorah (c. 2d - ninth centuries A.D.). What happened from the time of the standardization of the consonantic textual content of the Hebrew Bible till the looks of the 1st Masoretic codices? How used to be the biblical textual content preserved meanwhile? How used to be the physique of notes that makes up the Masorah shaped? How can the variety of the textual traditions inside the Masorah be defined and be in keeping with the assumption of a textual content proven and standardized centuries ahead of?

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New Perspectives on 2 Enoch: No Longer Slavonic Only by Andrei Orlov, Gabriele Boccaccini, Jason Zurawski

By Andrei Orlov, Gabriele Boccaccini, Jason Zurawski

New views on 2 Enoch: now not Slavonic Only provides a suite of papers from the 5th convention of the Enoch Seminar. The convention re-examines 2 Enoch, an early Jewish apocalyptic textual content formerly identified to students merely in its Slavonic translation, in mild of lately pointed out Coptic fragments. This technique is helping to develop the certainty of many key problems with this enigmatic and not more explored Enochic textual content. one of many vital methodological classes of the present quantity lies within the acceptance that the Adamic and Melchizedek traditions, the mediatorial currents which play a tremendous position within the apocalypse, are valuable for figuring out the symbolic universe of the textual content. the amount additionally comprises the lately pointed out Coptic fragments of two Enoch, brought to students for the 1st time in the course of the convention.

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The Social Location of the Visions of Amram (4Q543-547) by Robert R. Duke

By Robert R. Duke

The Visions of Amram (4Q543-547), 5 copies of an Aramaic textual content came across one of the useless Sea Scrolls, stems from the pre-Hasmonean interval and offers proof of a hugely variegated society in early Judaism. during this publication, Robert R. Duke bargains a brand new studying of the entire fragments and an in-depth dialogue in their value, illuminating a period of time in Jewish heritage that wishes extra realizing and culminating in a instructed social position for its creation. Duke concludes that 4Q543-547 was once written by means of a disenfranchised crew of clergymen who resided in Hebron. the significance of the patriarchal burials, chronology, endogamy, the determine of Moses, and angelology argue for a priestly team, whose individuals have been additionally encouraged by means of apocalyptic considering. The recommendation of Hebron because the geographical place for this crew relies at the theories of George Nickelsburg’s and David Suter’s paintings on 1 Enoch. Pre-Hasmonean Judaism was once an excessive time of discussion and war of words, and 4Q543-547 is yet one more merchandise to think about in reconstructing those social realities.

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The Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita by C Radhakrishnan

By C Radhakrishnan

The deeply discovered research of the subject,and the non secular strength that's permeating via out the continuity of the chapeters of this booklet will fulfil the innermost longings of the looking spirit of each honest pilgrim at the wonderful trip of life.The lectures given by means of the writer shape the content material of this booklet.

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From Tradition to Commentary: Torah and Its Interpretation by Steven D. Fraade

By Steven D. Fraade

This publication examines Torah and its interpretation either as a habitual topic within the early rabbinic observation and because the very perform of the observation. It stories the phenomenon of old rabbinic scriptural remark relating to the views of literary and historic criticisms and their complicated intersection. the writer discusses broadly the character of historic observation, evaluating and contrasting it with the antecedents within the pesharim of the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the allegorical commentaries of Philo of Alexandria. He develops a version for a dynamic knowing of the literary constitution and sociohistorical functionality of early rabbinic observation, after which applies this version to the Sifre -- to the oldest extant working remark to Deuteronomy and one of many oldest rabbinic collections of exegesis.

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"Peering Through the Lattices": Mystical, Magical, and by Ephraim Kanarfogel

By Ephraim Kanarfogel

During the excessive heart a while, the tosafists flourished in northern Europe and revolutionized the learn of the Talmud. those Jewish students didn't perform the philosophical and spiritual inspiration that involved Christendom, and this present day they're visible as having performed a constrained function in mystical or esoteric reviews.

Ephraim Kanarfogel now demanding situations this traditional view of the tosafists, displaying that many people have been prompted by way of ascetic and pietistic practices and have been concerned with mystical and magical doctrines. He strains the

presence of those disciplines within the pre-Crusade interval, indicates how they're intertwined, and means that the commonly on hand Hekhalot literature used to be an immense conduit for this fabric. He additionally demonstrates that the asceticism and esotericism of the German Pietists have been an essential component of Ashkenazic rabbinic tradition after the failure of Rashbam and different early tosafists to suppress those facets of pre-Crusade considering.

The id of those numerous sorts of spirituality areas the tosafists between these medieval rabbinic thinkers who sought to complement their Talmudism with different parts of information resembling philosophy and kabbalah, demonstrating the compatibility of

rabbinic tradition and mysticism. those pursuits, argues Kanarfogel, clarify either references to medieval Ashkenazic rabbinic figures in kabbalistic literature and the reputation of sure ascetic and mystical practices via later Ashkenazic scholars.

Drawing on unique manuscript learn, Kanarfogel makes on hand for the 1st time many passages produced by means of lesser identified tosafists and rabbinic figures and integrates the findings of previous and modern scholarship, a lot of it released purely in Hebrew. "Peering during the Lattices" offers a better appreciation for those texts and opens up new possibilities for scholarhship in Jewish historical past and thought.

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Gospel according to Moses, the : what my jewish friends by Athol Dickson

By Athol Dickson

Can Christians find out about their religion from Jews? This ebook explores the various basic transformations among Christianity and Judaism--as good because the universal ground.

summary: Can Christians know about their religion from Jews? This publication explores the various fundamental transformations among Christianity and Judaism--as good because the universal flooring

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