Download Reading Prophetic Books: Form, Intertextuality, and by Marvin A. Sweeney PDF

By Marvin A. Sweeney

during this quantity Marvin A. Sweeney builds upon his former paintings 'Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature' (FAT forty five, 2005). He introduces extra reviews that absorb a number of key concerns, together with the interpreting of prophetic books of their ultimate literary shape and the importance of textual models for this studying. He additionally observes the intertextual relationships among the prophets and different works of biblical and post-biblical literature, and the reception of the prophetic books. Following an advent that lays out methodological standpoint, it comprises the name essay for the amount, 'Reading Prophetic Books,' in addition to decisions of papers dedicated to Isaiah, Jeremiah in either its Masoretic and Septuagint types, Ezekiel, person books from the Twelve Prophets, and the examining of biblical texts in Qumran, Rabbinic, and Targumic literature.

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Download Religion and Society in Roman Palestine: Old Questions, New by Douglas R. Edwards PDF

By Douglas R. Edwards

This selection of papers combines vital archaeological and textual proof to ascertain assorted points of faith and society in Roman Palestine.

A diversity of overseas specialists offer an exceptional examine problems with acculturation, assimilation and the renovation of distinction within the multicultural weather of Palestine within the Roman period.

Key subject matters include:

* the nature of ethnicity and ritual
* the nature of private and non-private house in Jewish society
* the position of gender and space
* the function of peasants
* the impression of Roman rule
* ritual and the nearby framework of Qumran and the useless Sea Scrolls.

Religion and Society in Roman Palestine can be proper to historic historians, interpreters of the ancient Jesus and next Jesus pursuits, and people drawn to the advance of Judaism from Qu'ran to the rabbis.

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Download Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture: Fourteen Exploratory by Hanina Ben-Menahem,Arye Edrei,Neil S. Hecht PDF

By Hanina Ben-Menahem,Arye Edrei,Neil S. Hecht

This publication opens home windows onto numerous facets of Jewish felony tradition. instead of taking a structural strategy, and trying to circumscribe and outline ‘every’ part of Jewish legislation, home windows onto Jewish criminal tradition takes a dynamic and holistic procedure, describing assorted manifestations of Jewish felony tradition, and its basic way of thinking, with out looking to healthy them right into a unmarried structure.

Jewish felony tradition spans millennia, and advanced in geographic facilities that have been frequently very far away from each other either geographically and socio-culturally. It encompasses the Talmud and talmudic literature, the legislations codes, the rulings of rabbinical courts, the responsa literature, judgements taken by way of communal leaders, examine of the legislation in talmudic academies, the neighborhood learn corridor, and the house. yet Jewish felony tradition reaches well past criminal and quasi-legal associations; it addresses, and is mirrored in, each point of everyday life, from foodstuff and clothes to interpersonal and communal kinfolk. home windows onto Jewish felony tradition offers the reader a flavor of the large weight of Jewish criminal tradition inside of Jewish life.

Among the points of Jewish felony tradition explored are of its such a lot salient distinguishing good points, specifically, toleration or even encouragement of controversy, and a choice for formalistic formulations. those beneficial properties are extensively misunderstood, and Jewish criminal tradition is usually parodied as hair-splitting argument for the sake of argument. In explaining the epistemic imperatives that encourage Jewish criminal tradition, besides the fact that, this booklet paints a really assorted photo. Situational constraints and empirical concerns are proven to supply important enter into criminal determinations at each point, and the felony strategy is printed to be responsive to context and delicate to cultural concerns.

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Download The Awakening Ground: A Guide to Contemplative Mysticism by David Chaim Smith PDF

By David Chaim Smith

writer David Chaim Smith bargains a consultant to the perform of mystical contemplation from the viewpoint of a hugely strange type of non-dual Kabbalah, unfettered via either non secular mythology and mental reductionism. the trail articulates the final word quest for that means, which seeks to go through the muddle of the mind’s conceptual institutions to nakedly and without delay realize the innate essentiality of all issues referred to as the sunshine of En (no) Sof (end), or the countless. so much mainstream traditional faculties of Kabbalah carry any such radical aspiration to be inapproachable at most sensible, and heretical at worst.

• The paintings introduces six phases that articulate how the brain breaks via its personal restrictive recurring reflexes to evoke to the floor of En Sof, that's the mind’s crucial nature

• every one degree is illustrated via the author’s personal unique artworks and line diagrams

• attracts upon vague resources similar to the 13th-century Kabbalistic textual content Fountain of knowledge, a variety of alchemical and gnostic texts, and the writings of Isaac the Blind

The writer unearths how which means by no means is still static--its nature is to maneuver, transmit, and display--yet its important strength turns into buried less than layers of psychological constructs. He explains how the mind’s behavior and reflexes impose constructions of containment that attempt to make experience out of phenomena, yet those very buildings truly imprecise their essence thoroughly. Smith’s experiential route to gnostic awakening unearths how, within the wake of the lesser issues of the conceptual brain, primordial purity shines in resonances of huge poetic attractiveness, if a sensibility of ask yourself, awe, and pleasure is cultivated.

Offering a step by step research to the ecstatic features of contemplative revelation, David Chaim Smith explores how one can journey the razor’s fringe of the ambiguity to coax the brain from the sleep of habituation in the direction of the fruits of gnosis. even supposing the method is defined in the conventional image method of kabbalah, its import is a very radical exponent of maximum mysticism.

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Download Cultures and Contexts of Jewish Education by Barry Chazan,Robert Chazan,Benjamin M. Jacobs PDF

By Barry Chazan,Robert Chazan,Benjamin M. Jacobs

This ebook examines the historical past of Jewish schooling from the Biblical interval to the current. It strains how Jews have officially and informally transmitted their tradition and worldview through the years, with specific awareness to the shift from premodernity to modernity and to the original possibilities and demanding situations of up to date American Jewish schooling. Its authors mix historic historical past and perception with academic services to supply a strong portrait of the cultures and contexts of Jewish schooling and tackle percentages for the future. 

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Download Jesus und die Steuerfrage: Die Zinsgroschenperikope auf dem by Niclas Förster PDF

By Niclas Förster

Seit dem Aufstand des Judas Galilaeus im Jahr 6 n. Chr. manifestierte sich der jüdisch-römische Konflikt maßgeblich in der Ablehnung der römischen Steuerforderungen. In diesem Zusammenhang vermittelt die Studie zu Jesu Antwort auf die Steuerfrage historisch fundierte Impulse für eine politische Lektüre neutestamentlicher Texte. Niclas Förster kontextualisiert die synoptische Zinsgroschenperikope im historischen und politischen Umfeld ihrer Zeit. In der Auslegung wird dabei mit bisher unberücksichtigtem Quellenmaterial exegetisches Neuland betreten. Herangezogen werden archäologische Zeugnisse wie Münz- und Papyrusfunde, bisher wenig erforschte Qumrantexte sowie eine neue patristische Quelle (mit wissenschaftlicher Erstedition), die unter anderem den Münzboykott jüdischer Aufständischer beleuchtet. Des Weiteren wird die Rezeptionsgeschichte des Zinsgroschenwortes von der möglichen Adaption in Röm 13,6-7 bis hin zum Thomasevangelium und P. Egerton 2 untersucht.

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Download Jews in Berlin: A Comprehensive History of Jewish Life and by Andreas Nachama,Julius Schoeps,Hermann Simon,Judith PDF

By Andreas Nachama,Julius Schoeps,Hermann Simon,Judith Kessler,Andreas Anchuelo

This richly illustrated publication depicts 750 years of Jewish historical past in addition to Jewish lifestyles in Berlin this day. The Prussian capital was once, for lots of centuries, the heart of Jewish lifestyles in Germany. Its Jewish electorate strongly motivated the city’s cultural and literary lifestyles and led the best way within the sciences, from the 18th century salon of Rachel Varnhagen to the cabarets of the Weimar Republic. despite the fact that, financial main issue, hyper-inflation, and the melancholy of 1929 supplied wealthy soil for the expansion of anti-Semitism and eventually ended in the Holocaust. yet this present day, Jewish existence and Jewish tradition are flourishing once more, after tens of millions of immigrants from Russia and Israel have arrived within the capital.

The authors of Jews in Berlin are one of the so much extraordinary specialists; Julius H. Schoeps is the director of the Moses Mendelssohn heart, the writer of diverse books, and a descendant of Moses Mendelssohn. Andreas Nachama is the director of the Topography of Terror Museum. Hermann Simon is the director of the root New Synagogue Berlin and the Centrum Judaicum. An replace used to be supplied via Judith Kessler, editor of jewish berlin, the journal of the Berlin Jewish neighborhood, and André Anchuelo, a reporter for Juedische Allgemeine, the paper of the Council on Jews in Germany. Carol Kahn Strauss, the foreign director of the Leo Baeck Institute, supplied the foreword.

Jews in Berlin is the up to date, 2013 softcover version of the 2003 hardcover, released through Henschel in Germany. Berliner Zeitung, Berlin’s greatest day-by-day, writes approximately Jews in Berlin: “Finally, a accomplished booklet at the historical past of Jews in Berlin has arrived! by no means has there been this type of whole overview—supported via fantastic illustrations.”

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Download Talmudic Images by Adin Steinsaltz PDF

By Adin Steinsaltz

The Talmud is a distinct repository of dialogue between generations of Jewish sages. whereas we could be accustomed to the names Hillel, Shammai, Ben Zakkai and different Talmudic sages, and we may well comprehend the colleges of inspiration they characterize, we're much less prone to recognize a lot approximately their person personalities, their internal lives, the ancient contexts during which they lived. Talmudic photographs provides intimate pictures of 13, key Talmudic sages. It bargains glimpses into their very human lives, allowing us to raised comprehend and extra totally get pleasure from their awesome contributions to the physique of Jewish knowledge. contains a thesaurus, annotated bibliography and timeline.

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Download Jewish Emigration from the Yemen 1951-98: Carpet Without by Reuben Ahroni PDF

By Reuben Ahroni

The Yemeni Jewish remnants have caused quite a bit curiosity at the a part of such a lot of western governments and humanitarian firms, to an volume that's rather rare.
The tale of the Yemeni Jewish remnants is specified from that in their brethren who emigrated to Israel in the course of Operation Magic Carpet (1949-51). sooner than and through Operation Magic Carpet, Yemeni Jews got here on their lonesome in overwhelming numbers, a lot of them strolling, undeterred via the clients of the rigors and tribulations which they knew might watch for them during their travels. against this, the Yemeni Jewish remnants displayed a robust hesitation, if now not reluctance, to depart Yemen. hence, considering that Operation Magic Carpet and till 1962 - the 12 months of the coup d'état doing away with the autocratic Imamic regime in Yemen and the ultimate of the Yemeni gates for Jewish emigration - just some 400 Yemeni Jews heeded the decision to to migrate to Israel. it's therefore that the e-book is subtitled Carpet with out Magic. A 'red carpet' was once certainly unfold earlier than the Yemeni Jewish remnants, however the 'magic' used to be now not there.

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Download Jewish Roots Journey: Memoirs of a Mizpah by Nancy Petrey PDF

By Nancy Petrey

Jewish Roots trip: Memoirs of a Mizpah is the non-public testimony of 1 girl who has been on a trip of discovery. As you stick with her in this trip you'll be entertained, challenged, and encouraged. it's an interesting tale of God's top and religious development locally of faith.

Author Nancy Petrey stocks how she received a deeper figuring out of Scripture, church historical past, and the background of contemporary Israel. a few of these revelations have been surprising and demanded a reaction. Nancy relates many "God-incidences" and "clues" from the Holy Spirit that stored her on course in her journey.

The chapters on "Give Me again My Money," "Wild Rides," and "Colorful Characters" will entertain the reader. different chapters, similar to "Prayers, Persecution, and Suicide Bombers," will motivate the reader to boldness. through the booklet readers might be challenged to dig deeper and absorb their tasks as Christian believers, together with praying for the peace of Jerusalem and dealing for the day whilst Jew and Gentile could be one new guy in Christ (Ephesians 2:14-16).

[NOTE: there's a small variety of Hebrew characters to be able to now not seem on a few older Kindle models.]

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