Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources

By Bill T. Arnold

The background of Israel is a much-debated subject in previous testomony reports. On one aspect are minimalists who locate little of historic price within the Hebrew Bible. at the different aspect are those that think the biblical textual content is an exact historic list. Many severe scholars of the Bible locate themselves among those positions and would get advantages from a cautious exploration of concerns in Israelite history.

This major background of Israel textbook values the Bible's old contribution with no overlooking severe concerns and demanding situations. that includes the newest scholarship, the publication introduces scholars to the present kingdom of study on concerns suitable to the research of old Israel. The editors and members, all best biblical students and historians, talk about ancient facts in a readable demeanour, utilizing either canonical and chronological lenses to discover Israelite history.

Illustrative goods, corresponding to maps and photographs, visually help the book's content material. Tables and sidebars also are integrated.

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Plato and the Talmud

By Jacob Howland

This leading edge research sees the connection among Athens and Jerusalem in the course of the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that those texts are lively via similar conceptions of the correct roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in spiritual lifestyles, and by way of a profound knowledge of the boundaries of our figuring out of items divine. Insightful readings of Plato's Apology, Euthyphro, and bankruptcy 3 of tractate Ta'anit discover the connection of prophets and philosophers, fathers and sons, and gods and males (among different themes), bringing to mild the stress among rational inquiry and religion that's necessary to the speeches and deeds of either Socrates and the Talmudic sages. In reflecting at the pedagogy of those texts, Howland indicates intimately how Talmudic aggadah and Platonic drama and narrative communicate to differing types of readers in looking mimetically to show the dwelling ethos of rabbinic Judaism and Socratic philosophizing.

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The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 2

Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, initially released in German among 1874 and 1909 and in English among 1885 and 1891, is a severe presentation of Jewish historical past, associations, and literature from a hundred seventy five B.C. to A.D. a hundred thirty five. It has rendered important providers to students for almost a century.

The current paintings deals a clean translation and a revision of the total subject-matter. The bibliographies were rejuvenated and supplemented; the assets are awarded in keeping with the newest scholarly versions; and the entire new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary proof, together with the useless Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba records, has been brought into the survey. Account has additionally been taken of the growth in old examine, either within the classical and Jewish fields. This paintings reminds scholars of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century studying, environment it inside a much wider framework of latest wisdom, and offers a origin on which destiny historians of Judaism within the age of Jesus may perhaps build.

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Flavius Josephus (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

A world Josephus Colloquium met in Haifa on 2 - 6 July, 2006. It accrued students from Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Britain, Israel, and the us who represented varied disciplines: bible, heritage, Judaism, and archaeology. The connecting constitution of the entire individuals used to be the traditional Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. The fruit of this assembly is gifted in twenty 4 articles and an advent. "Flavius Josephus: Interpretation and historical past" is a multi-disciplinary selection of study on Josephus, the fellow, the historian, his period, and his writings. will probably be of serious use to students in addition to most of the people, who take an curiosity within the literary paintings of 1 of the main arguable figures of his period.

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In God's Image: Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism

By Yair Lorberbaum

The assumption of production within the divine picture has an extended and complicated background. whereas its roots it sounds as if lie within the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this publication argues that it used to be the biblical account of production awarded within the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the foundation for the perennial inquiry of the concept that within the Judeo-Christian culture. Yair Lorberbaum reconstructs the assumption of the construction of guy within the picture of God (tselem Elohim) attributed within the Midrash and the Talmud. He analyzes meanings attributed to tselem Elohim in early rabbinic notion, as expressed in Aggadah, and explores its program within the normative, criminal, and formality nation-states.

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An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History)

It is usually authorised that Jews and evangelical Christians have little in universal. but certain alliances constructed among the 2 teams within the 19th and 20th centuries. Evangelicals seen Jews as either the rightful heirs of Israel and as a gaggle who didn't realize their actual savior. for that reason, they got down to impact the process Jewish lifestyles by way of trying to evangelize Jews and to facilitate their go back to Palestine. Their double-edged conception triggered unparalleled political, cultural, and theological assembly issues that experience revolutionized Christian-Jewish relationships. An strange dating explores the ideals and political agendas that evangelicals have created so as to have an effect on the way forward for the Jews. also, it analyses Jewish reviews and reactions to these efforts, in addition to these of different spiritual teams, similar to Arab Christians.
 
This quantity bargains a desirable, entire research of the roots, manifestations, and effects of evangelical curiosity within the Jews, and the choices they supply to standard historic Christian-Jewish interactions. It additionally offers a compelling realizing of center jap politics via a brand new lens.

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The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust

By Tom Segev, Haim Watzman

The 7th Million is the 1st e-book to teach the decisive effect of the Holocaust at the id, ideology, and politics of Israel. Drawing on diaries, interviews, and millions of declassified files, Segev reconsiders the foremost struggles and personalities of Israel's previous, together with Ben-Gurion, start, and Nahum Goldmann, and argues that the nation's legacy has, at serious moments--the Exodus affair, the Eichmann trial, the case of John Demjanjuk--have been molded and manipulated based on the ideological requisites of the kingdom. The 7th Million uncovers an unlimited and intricate tale and divulges how the sour occasions of a long time earlier proceed to form the reports not only of people yet of a kingdom. Translated by means of Haim Watzman.

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The Golden Dreydl

By Ellen Kushner

Nun, Gimel, hello, Shin

Sara unearths Chanukah celebrations uninteresting. while her Tante Miriam arrives and provides her a Golden Dreydl, every thing alterations. The dreydl, an enchanted princess in cover, takes Sara on a trip to a paranormal world.

When the princess is taken via the Demon King, who possesses the facility of the Tree of lifestyles, it truly is Sara who needs to use her wit to avoid wasting the princess and go back her to her mom and dad — King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

A pleasant vacation story that weaves jointly threads of Jewish folklore and culture with fable and humor.

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