Judaism

Download E-books The First Jewish Revolt: Archaeology, History and Ideology PDF

The 1st Jewish rebel opposed to Rome is arguably the main decisive occasion within the background of Judaism and Christianity. The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE via the Roman normal Titus pressured a change in constitution and shape for either one of those fraternal religions. but regardless of its significance, little has been written at the First rebellion, its explanations, implications and the evidence surrounding it.
In this quantity, Andrea M. Berlin and J. Andrew Overman have accumulated the key students at the interval to debate and debate this pivotal historic occasion. The contributions discover either Roman and Jewish views at the rebellion, taking a look at its background and archaeology, and eventually interpreting the ideology and interpretation of the rebel in next historical past and fable.

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Download E-books Who Will Lament Her?: The Feminine and the Fantastic in the Book of Nahum (Library Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) PDF

By Laurel Lanner

It is no surprise that non-academic bible readers principally forget about Nahum. Comprising just a couple of pages, it's simply neglected in the course of the twelve Minor Prophets. while a reader does cease in passing, the ebook seems to be short, brutish, and uncomfortably violent. having a look extra heavily, in spite of the fact that, readers may possibly detect echoes of different a lot better prophets, comparable to Isaiah and Ezekiel, maybe even of the Psalms, and finish that the booklet is a slightly second-rate pastiche of alternative writings, even though a few particularly remarkable poetry is woven into it. Who Will Lament Her? takes a clean examine Nahum. It explores additional the presence of the female within the e-book of Nahum, the level to which it's found in the textual content, how the constitution of the textual content makes the female either current and absent, and the prospective the explanation why this can be so. Lanner takes methodological methods. the 1st units out to teach that it really is attainable female deity is found in the textual content of Nahum. the second one technique engages 3 theories of the literary fabulous with the textual content, considering the findings of the historic and exegetical paintings. utilizing those ways hand in hand leads to a clean studying of Nahum. >

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Download E-books Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls PDF

By Alex P. Jassen

This ebook is the 1st paintings of its variety to envision criminal exegesis within the useless Sea Scrolls from the viewpoint of either the historical past of Jewish legislations and early Jewish scriptural interpretation. It indicates how the useless Sea Scrolls remodel the which means and alertness of biblical legislation to fulfill the desires of latest old and cultural settings. The useless Sea Scrolls criminal texts are tested in the course of the comparative lens of legislations and felony interpretation in moment Temple Judaism and rabbinic Judaism. The artistic interpretation of scriptural texts within the lifeless Sea Scrolls responds to the stress among probably inflexible authoritative scripture and the necessity for legislations and scripture to be ceaselessly evolving entities. the continuing felony interpretation of scriptural texts frames the improvement of Jewish legislation even as it shapes the character of the biblical canon.

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Download E-books No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Library of Jewish Ideas) PDF

By Ruth R. Wisse

Humor is the main celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. during this ebook, Ruth Wisse inspires and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as good because the brilliance of comedian masterworks by means of writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. while, Wisse attracts consciousness to the precarious stipulations that decision Jewish humor into being--and the cost it will probably distinctive from its practitioners and audience.

Wisse widely strains sleek Jewish humor world wide, teasing out its implications as she explores memorable and telling examples from German, Yiddish, English, Russian, and Hebrew. between different issues, the publication seems to be at how Jewish humor channeled Jewish studying and wordsmanship into new avenues of creativity, introduced aid to liberal non-Jews in repressive societies, and enriched pop culture within the United States.

while it invitations readers to think about the pleasures and earnings of Jewish humor, the booklet asks tricky yet interesting questions: Can the surplus and severe self-ridicule of Jewish humor move too some distance and backfire within the approach? And is "leave 'em guffawing" the wisest motto for a people who others have meant to comb off the degree of history?

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Download E-books Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel: New Introduction by Norton Mezvinsky (2nd Edition) PDF

By Israel Shahak, Norton Mezvinsky

It is a new version of a vintage and hugely debatable ebook that examines the historical past and effects of Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel. totally up to date, with new chapters and a brand new advent via Norton Mezvinsky, it's crucial examining for a person who wishes an entire knowing of ways spiritual extremism has affected the political improvement of the fashionable Israeli kingdom. Acclaimed author and human rights campaigner Israel Shahak used to be, up util his loss of life in 2001, probably the most revered of Israel’s peace activists – he was once, within the phrases of Gore Vidal, ‘the most modern – if no longer the final – of the good prophets.’ Written by way of Shahak including American student Norton Mezvinsky, this books indicates how Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, as proven within the actions of spiritual settlers, is of serious political significance. The authors hint the background and improvement of Jewish fundamentalism. They position the assassination of top Minister Rabin within the context of what they see as a convention of punishments and killings of these Jews gave the impression to be heretics. They finish that Jewish fundamentalism is largely adverse to democracy.

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Download E-books The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 3.i PDF

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 heritage, associations, and literature from one hundred seventy five B.C. to A.D. a hundred thirty five. It has rendered useful companies to students for almost a century.

The current paintings deals a clean translation and a revision of the full subject-matter. The bibliographies were rejuvenated and supplemented; the resources are provided in accordance with the newest scholarly versions; and all of the new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary facts, together with the useless Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba files, has been brought into the survey. Account has additionally been taken of the growth in historic learn, either within the classical and Jewish fields. This paintings reminds scholars of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century studying, surroundings it inside a much broader framework of up to date wisdom, and offers a origin on which destiny historians of Judaism within the age of Jesus may well build.

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