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This analysis shows the Denkschrift as the center of Isaianic literature. The study contains a wide research in the Ancient Near Eastern sources and outlines the influence of historical events on theological ideas.
Edited by Carol Bakhos
This important collection of essays by leading scholars of rabbinics reflects the current methodological approaches to the study of midrash. The volume situates midrash within the broader contexts of hermeneutics, rabbinics and postmodern studies, and thus presents a comprehensive view of the ...
This research provides a new reading of the Gideon, Abimelech and Jephthah narratives, and uncovers the ideology behind them. They aim to present the two parameters by which the Israelite leaders are examined, their loyalty to God and their altruistic character: A leader who prefers his own ...
Study of the various types of sacrifices, their material and ritual in the different sacrificial systems, and the social function of the sacrificial cult, with a sketch of its evolution towards spiritualisation and sacramentalisation.
James R. Davila
This book analyzes a substantial corpus of Old Testament pseudepigrapha, proposing a methodology for understanding them first in the social context of their earliest (Christian) manuscripts and inferring still earlier Jewish or other origins only as required by positive evidence.
This monograph studies the theological motivations behind certain Jewish apocalypses by focusing on the mighty acts of God recounted in these writings. Three prominent motifs, among others, receive attention here: theophanies, portrayals of the resurrection, and "new creation".
A systematic study of the canonical construction of Rabbinic categories, Halakhic, then Aggadic, followed by a comparison of the theological category-formations in Rabbinic Judaism, generative vs. inert, primary vs. subordinate.
Edited by Géza G. Xeravits and József Zsengellér
This collected volume is one of the first contributions focusing entirely on the Book of Tobit. It treats questions of text, underlying traditions and theological questions of the book by renowned international scholars of the field.
A three part set of monographs on the coherence of Rabbinic Judaism in its literature: Part one: In the Rabbinic literature of late antiquity disputes and alternative interpretations of a common datum form a medium of expressing coherence. Part two, system over self, asks about the role of ...
Edited by Ranon Katzoff and David Schaps
A collection of articles by leading contributors on the investigation of the law—Jewish, Greek, and Roman— in the early second century Judaean Desert documents, written in the Roman provinces of Judaea and Arabia, including the Babatha archive.
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