In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East. This challenging book contributes greatly to this interest by studying the Near Eastern background of important Greek myths, such as those of the creation of the world and the first woman, the Flood, the Golden Fleece, the Titans and travelling seers, but also of the births of Attis and Asclepius as well as the origins of the terms ‘paradise’ and ‘magic’. It also shows that, in turn, Greek literature influenced Jewish stories of divine epiphanies and that the Greek scapegoat myths and rituals contributed to the central Christian notion of atonement.
Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East
by Don Handelman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, emeritus).
One God, Two Goddesses studies through their deities three very different South Indian cosmic worlds whose existence depends on their incessant dynamism, which is deeply and intimately related to ongoing transformation and regeneration.
by Elisa Freschi, University 'Sapienza' Rome.
The book is an introduction to key concepts of Indian Philosophy, seen from the perspective of the influential school of Prābhākara Mīmāṃsā (flourished from the 7th until the 20th c. AD). It includes the edition and translation of Rāmānujācārya's Śāstraprameyapariccheda.
Edited by Maren R. Niehoff, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The present collection of articles brings together scholars from different fields and offers prioneering essays on the Alexandrian scholia, Philo, Platonic thinkers and the rabbis, which cross traditional boundaries and interpret Biblical and Homeric readers in light of each other.
Edited by Gideon Bohak, Yuval Harari and Shaul Shaked
This volume brings together thirteen studies by as many experts in the study of one or more ancient or medieval magical traditions, from ancient Mesopotamia and Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Egypt to the Greek world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Edited by Robert Bonfil, Oded Irshai, Guy G. Stroumsa, Rina Talgam
Byzantine Jews: Dialectics of Minority and Majority Cultures is the collective product of a three year research group convened under the auspices of Scholion: Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The volume provides both a survey and an ...
par Isabelle Ratié
This book offers a comprehensive presentation of the Pratyabhijñā philosophy (elaborated in the 10th and 11th centuries by Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta) by showing how its main concepts arose from the confrontation of Śaiva religious dogmas with Buddhist and Brahmanical systems. Cet ouvrage ...
This book offers a new perception and reading of one of the most well-known documents of Indian philosophy and theology, Sankara's Brahmasutrabhasya. the author's presentation of the self as a subject free of any trace of (disturbungly real) objectivity recieves a fresh explication.
Serge Ruzer and Aryeh Kofsky
The special cultural circumstances of the emergence of a Syriac-speaking Church—before the onslaught of Greek hegemony—engendered the peculiar traits of thought and expression to be found in early Syriac sources. It is some of these idiosyncrasies mainly pertaining to trinitarian theology, ...
Edited by Philippe Borgeaud, Thomas Römer and Youri Volokhine
This books brings together specialists of diverse ancient mediterranean culture working on the formation of a "Moses mythology", from a comparative perspective, between Judea, Greece, Egypt and Rome. The concrete outcome of this comparative inquiry is the common translation and commentary of ...
Edited, with an introduction, by Guy G. Stroumsa
The long and rich correspondence between the two leading historians of religions Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) and Morton Smith (1915-1991) provides important insights on their world and approach. In particular, it sheds new light upon Smith's discovery of Clement of Alexandria's letter on the ...
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