How to Read the Jewish Bible Book PDF

How to Read the Jewish Bible

  • Author : Marc Zvi Brettler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105123240165

How to Read the Jewish Bible Book Description :

Brettler focuses on reading the Hebrew Bible using a 'historical-critical method', explaining the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the Hebrew Bible and shows how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature.

The Hebrew Bible Book PDF

The Hebrew Bible

  • Author : David M. Carr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781119636670

The Hebrew Bible Book Description :

Discover the historical and social context of one of the most influential works ever written with this authoritative new resource The newly revised second edition of The Hebrew Bible: A Contemporary Introduction to the Christian Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh delivers a brief and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the broader context of world history. Its treatment of the formation of the Bible amidst different historical periods allows readers to understand the biblical texts in context. It also introduces readers to scholarly methods used to explore the formation of the Hebrew Bible and its later interpretation by Jews and Christians. Written by a leading scholar in the field, this new edition incorporates the most recent research on the archaeology and history of early Israel, the formation of the Pentateuch, and the development of the historical and poetic books. Students will benefit from the inclusion of study questions in each chapter, focus texts from the Bible that illustrate major points, timelines, illustrations, photographs and a glossary to help them retain knowledge. The book also includes: A deepened and up-to-date focus on recent methods of biblical study, including trauma studies, African American, womanist, and ecocritical approaches to the Bible An orientation to multiple bibles, translations and digital resources for study of the Bible An exploration of the emergence of ancient Israel, its first oral traditions and its earliest writings Discussions of how major features of the Bible reflect communal experiences of trauma and resilience as Israel survived under successive empires of the Ancient Near East. Fuller treatment of the final formation of biblical books in early Judaism, including coverage of diverse early Jewish texts (e.g. Ben Sira, Enoch, Judith) that were revered as scripture before there were more clearly defined Jewish and Christian Bibles Designed for students of seminary courses and undergraduate student

Mitzvoth Ethics and the Jewish Bible Book PDF

Mitzvoth Ethics and the Jewish Bible

  • Author : Gershom M. H. Ratheiser
  • Publisher : T&T Clark
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068757932

Mitzvoth Ethics and the Jewish Bible Book Description :

Ratheiser's study provides the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological approach to the Jewish bible and deals with the basic steps of an alternative paradigmatic perspective on the biblical text. The author seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical approaches to the Jewish bible. Based on his observations and his survey of the history of interpretation of the Jewish bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach to the Jewish bible: the paradigm of examples. His study concludes that the biblical text is a collection of writings designed and formed from a specifically ethical-ethnic outlook. In other words, he regards the Jewish bible to be written as an etiology of ancient instruction by ancient Jews to Jews and for Jews. As such, it serves as a religious-ethical identity marker that provides ancient Jews and their descendants with an etiology of Jewish life. Ratheiser regards this religious-ethical agenda to have been the driving force in the minds of the final editors/compilers of the biblical text as we have it today.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament Book PDF

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN : 9780190461850

The Jewish Annotated New Testament Book Description :

First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament. - Introductions to each New Testament book, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, have been revised and augmented, and in some cases newly written. - Annotations on the text--some revised, some new to this edition--provide verse-by-verse commentary. - The thirty essays from the first edition are thoroughly updated, and there are twenty-four new essays, on topics such as "Mary in Jewish Tradition," "Christology," and "Messianic Judaism." - For Christian readers The Jewish Annotated New Testament offers a window into the first-century world of Judaism from which the New Testament springs. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion. - For Jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament--a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture--with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought. It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition is an essential volume that places the New Testament writings in a context that will enlighten readers of any faith or none.

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible Book PDF

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible

  • Author : Donn F. Morgan
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780190212438

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible Book Description :

"This handbook provides an important resource for the serious study of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible. It addresses historical and literary contexts as well as its roles as scripture and canon in Judaism and Christianity. The volume provides creative presentations of the messages and import of the books and the canonical division as a whole"--

Who s Who in the Jewish Bible Book PDF

Who s Who in the Jewish Bible

  • Author : David Mandel
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780827608634

Who s Who in the Jewish Bible Book Description :

An encyclopedic A-to-Z reference shares comprehensive profiles of approximately 3,000 characters in the Hebrew Bible complemented by informative facts, relevant stories, their locations in the Bible and the meanings of character names.

The Jewish Bible Quarterly Book PDF

The Jewish Bible Quarterly

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Bible
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105213169712

The Jewish Bible Quarterly Book Description :

Jewish Bible Translations Book PDF

Jewish Bible Translations

  • Author : Leonard Greenspoon
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780827618572

Jewish Bible Translations Book Description :

Jewish Bible Translations is the first book to examine Jewish Bible translations from the third century BCE to our day. It is an overdue corrective of an important story that has been regularly omitted or downgraded in other histories of Bible translation. Examining a wide range of translations over twenty-four centuries, Leonard Greenspoon delves into the historical, cultural, linguistic, and religious contexts of versions in eleven languages: Arabic, Aramaic, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. He profiles many Jewish translators, among them Buber, Hirsch, Kaplan, Leeser, Luzzatto, Mendelssohn, Orlinsky, and Saadiah Gaon, framing their aspirations within the Jewish and larger milieus in which they worked. Greenspoon differentiates their principles, styles, and techniques—for example, their choice to emphasize either literal reflections of the Hebrew or distinctive elements of the vernacular language—and their underlying rationales. As he highlights distinctive features of Jewish Bible translations, he offers new insights regarding their shared characteristics and their limits. Additionally, Greenspoon shows how profoundly Jewish translators and interpreters influenced the style and diction of the King James Bible. Accessible and authoritative for all from beginners to scholars, Jewish Bible Translations enables readers to make their own informed evaluations of individual translations and to holistically assess Bible translation within Judaism.

Lessons in Leadership Book PDF

Lessons in Leadership

  • Author : Jonathan Sacks
  • Publisher : Maggid
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1592644325

Lessons in Leadership Book Description :

In this companion volume to his celebrated series Covenant & Conversation, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mines the weekly Torah portions for insights into the nature of power, authority, and leadership. Based on the understanding that no man is born a leader, the book explores the principles, and perils, of becoming one. Profound, eloquent, and deeply inspiring, Lessons in Leadership reveals the biblical secrets of influence, as relevant now as they were three thousand years ago.

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation Book PDF

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

  • Author : Abigail Gillman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780226477862

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation Book Description :

Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant less for religious use than to promote educational and cultural goals. Not only did translations give Jews vernacular access to their scripture without Christian intervention, but they also helped showcase the Hebrew Bible as a work of literature and the foundational text of modern Jewish identity. This book is the first in English to offer a close analysis of German Jewish translations as part of a larger cultural project. Looking at four distinct waves of translations, Abigail Gillman juxtaposes translations within each that sought to achieve similar goals through differing means. As she details the history of successive translations, we gain new insight into the opportunities and problems the Bible posed for different generations and gain a new perspective on modern German Jewish history.

The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible Book PDF

The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible

  • Author : Julio C. Trebolle Barrera
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN : 0802844731

The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible Book Description :

This wide-ranging handbook presents an overview of our current knowledge on the history of the Bible, enriched with new information from the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and scholarship across a wide range of academic disciplines.

The Jewish Study Bible Book PDF

The Jewish Study Bible

  • Author : Adele Berlin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 2190
  • ISBN : 9780195297515

The Jewish Study Bible Book Description :

This study Bible offers readers of the Hebrew Bible a resource that is specifically tailored to meet their needs. It presents the centre of gravity of the Scriptures where Jews experience it.

The Hebrew Bible Book PDF

The Hebrew Bible

  • Author : Frederick E. Greenspahn
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780814731888

The Hebrew Bible Book Description :

In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Timesread, “Doubting the Story of the Exodus.” It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, “The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.” This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with accessible and engaging chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible.

Search Scripture Well Book PDF

Search Scripture Well

  • Author : Allen J. Frank
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9789047405566

Search Scripture Well Book Description :

This book describes the Karaite contribution to the development of Jewish biblical exegesis in the Islamic East during the tenth century. Comprising a series of linked, thematic studies, it includes extensive selections from manuscript sources in Judeo-Arabic with English translation.

Jps Tanakh Book PDF

Jps Tanakh

  • Author : Jewish Publication Society
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society of America
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Pages : 1624
  • ISBN : 0827608543

Jps Tanakh Book Description :

Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. Not since the third century b.c.e., when 72 elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures known as the Septuagint has such a broad-based committee of Jewish scholars produced a major Bible translation. In executing this monumental task, the translators made use of the entire range of biblical interpretation, ancient and modern, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the latest findings in linguistics and archaeology, as well as the work of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The resulting text is a triumph of literary style and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and clarity.

War in the Hebrew Bible Book PDF

War in the Hebrew Bible

  • Author : Susan Niditch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-06-29
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 0195356918

War in the Hebrew Bible Book Description :

Texts about war pervade the Hebrew Bible, raising challenging questions in religious and political ethics. The war passages that readers find most disquieting are those in which God demands the total annihilation of the enemy without regard to gender, age, or military status. The ideology of the "ban," however, is only one among a range of attitudes towards war preserved in the ancient Israelite literary tradition. Applying insights from anthropology, comparative literature, and feminist studies, Niditch considers a wide spectrum of war ideologies in the Hebrew Bible, seeking in each case to discover why and how these views might have made sense to biblical writers, who themselves can be seen to wrestle with the ethics of violence. The study of war thus also illuminates the social and cultural history of Israel, as war texts are found to map the world views of biblical writers from various periods and settings. Reviewing ways in which modern scholars have interpreted this controversial material, Niditch sheds further light on the normative assumptions that shape our understanding of ancient Israel. More widely, this work explores how human beings attempt to justify killing and violence while concentrating on the tones, textures, meanings, and messages of a particular corpus in the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Messianic Hope Book PDF

The Messianic Hope

  • Author : Michael Rydelnik
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9780805446548

The Messianic Hope Book Description :

An academic study that suggests the Old Testament was written to be read as a work that reveals direct messianic prophecies.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book PDF

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

  • Author : John Joseph Collins
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781451472943

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Description :

Here the erudition of Collins renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and bibliographies for further reading. The second edition has been carefully revised to take the latest scholarly developments into account. A dedicated website includes test banks and classroom resources for the busy instructor.

The Hebrew Bible  a Socio literary Introduction Book PDF

The Hebrew Bible a Socio literary Introduction

  • Author : Norman Karol Gottwald
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN : UCR:31210005443104

The Hebrew Bible a Socio literary Introduction Book Description :

A general introduction to mainstream critical study of the Hebrew Bible.