The Lost World of the Torah

Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context
Author: John H. Walton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830872574
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 8602
To modern eyes, what we call the biblical law, or Torah, seems either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). Using a consistent methodology to look at the Torah through the lens of the ancient Near East, Walton and Walton offer a restorative understanding that will have dramatic effects in interpreting the text and in discerning the significance of the Torah for today.

The Lost World of Scripture

Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority
Author: John H. Walton,Brent Sandy
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830864989
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 796
2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Scripture/Hermeneutics) From John H. Walton, author of the bestselling Lost World of Genesis One, and D. Brent Sandy, author of Plowshares and Pruning Hooks, comes a detailed look at the origins of scriptural authority in ancient oral cultures and how they inform our understanding of the Old and New Testaments today. Stemming from questions about scriptural inerrancy, inspiration and oral transmission of ideas, The Lost World of Scripture examines the process by which the Bible has come to be what it is today. From the reasons why specific words were used to convey certain ideas to how oral tradition impacted the transmission of biblical texts, the authors seek to uncover how these issues might affect our current doctrine on the authority of Scripture. "In this book we are exploring ways God chose to reveal his word in light of discoveries about ancient literary culture," write Walton and Sandy. "Our specific objective is to understand better how both the Old and New Testaments were spoken, written and passed on, especially with an eye to possible implications for the Bible s inspiration and authority."

The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel

Author: Benjamin D. Sommer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521518725
Category: Religion
Page: 334
View: 5098
Sommer utilizes a recovered ancient perception of divinity as having more than one body, fluid and unbounded selves.

Das Haus der zwanzigtausend Bücher

Author: Sasha Abramsky
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423428686
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 2390
Jetzt auch als Taschenbuch! Ein Haus voller Bücher, in dem Abend für Abend eine illustre Gästeschar lebhaft diskutierte. Als Kind kam Sasha Abramsky dies ganz selbstverständlich vor. Erst viel später wurde ihm bewusst, welcher Schatz sich hinter der unauffälligen Fassade dieses Londoner Reihenhauses verbarg: Sein Großvater Chimen, der 2010 hochbetagt starb, hatte im Laufe seines Lebens geschätzte zwanzigtausend Bücher zusammengetragen und eine der bedeutendsten Privatsammlungen Englands geschaffen – zugleich ein Spiegel der großen gesellschaftspolitischen Debatten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Voller Zärtlichkeit erinnert sich Abramsky an seinen Großvater und dessen unvergleichliche Sammlung – ein einzigartiges Vermächtnis. Die Taschenbuchausgabe wurde um das Vorwort von Sasha Abramsky erweitert, der im September 2016 erfuhr, dass seine Großeltern vom britischen Inlandsgeheimdienst überwacht wurden. ORF-Bestenliste Dezember 2015. Mit einem Nachwort von Philipp Blom und einem farbigen Bildteil.

Creating Judaism

History, Tradition, Practice
Author: Michael L. Satlow
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509111
Category: Religion
Page: 360
View: 8243
How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."

World War III - Salvation of the Jews (Paperback)

Author: Rabbi Simon Altaf Hakohen
ISBN: 098250800X
Page: N.A
View: 6045

Der Jahwist

Author: Christoph Levin
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525538395
Category: Bible
Page: 456
View: 3235

Torah from Our Sages

Pirke Avot
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780940646360
Category: Religion
Page: 214
View: 3392

A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality

A Christian Theology of the People Israel
Author: Paul Matthews Van Buren
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819199706
Category: Religion
Page: 362
View: 5496
This is the first, and most referred to, Christian systemic theology to make clear for the Church the relevance of the continuing existence of the Jewish people to every aspect of its theology. The three volumes set out to correct a major and central deficiency in the field: that the continuing existence of Israel, the people of God and the people of Jesus, whose ancestors produced by far the largest part of the Church's Bible, and who have lived by the covenant of those Scriptures through the ages, has been either ignored or treated negatively. A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality continues to stimulate fresh thinking about the foundations for responsible theological reflection. This second volume makes an original contribution to the Church's theology by drawing on the insights and discoveries of Jewish thought and life. Van Buren argues that God's election of the Jewish people as his witnesses remains in force and calls the Church to listen to that witness. DEGREESIOriginally published in 1983 by Harper and Row Publi

The Oxford History of the Biblical World

Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195139372
Category: Religion
Page: 487
View: 552
Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

The Book of Murray

The Life, Teachings, and Kvetching of the Lost Prophet
Author: David M. Bader
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 030745326X
Category: Humor
Page: 112
View: 2468
For years scholars have puzzled over the contrasts between modern Judaism and the world of the ancient Israelites. Leviticus explains keeping kosher, but where is the scriptural basis for pocketing a dinner roll from a buffet "for later"? Finally, in The Book of Murray, we have answers. Here is the source for such timeless teachings as "Love the stranger, but not on the first date" and "Trust not a cardiologist who chain-smokes." This remarkable biblical text, recently unearthed from a golf course in South Florida, is the surprising, hilarious, and uplifting chronicle of the Old Testament’s most unlikely prophet—Murray, son of Irving of the Tribe of Levi (Relaxed Fit). Though a poor student and a disappointment to his parents, Murray hears God’s call. Soon he is wandering the land, spreading his unique brand of wisdom, whether from a mountaintop or at a themed bar mitzvah. He reminds followers of the Ten (or so) Commandments. He boldly predicts the future of the Israelites: "Thy people will produce philosophers and scientists and novelists and Nobel Prize winners. Yet still thou wilt be unable to find the hood release on thy car." He judges a dispute between two women fighting over a cherished black-and-white cookie—all leading to the spectacular finale. Filled with divinely inspired yet practical advice ("Thou shalt not freelance"), The Book of Murray is an affectionate and mirthful romp for readers of all faiths. Study its truths, learn the prophet’s stories, and, in the immortal words of Murray (handed down by his dyslexic scribe), "Go froth and multiply." From the Hardcover edition.

The Artist’s Torah

Author: David Harris Ebenbach
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894886
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 9221
The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background--or none--and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the wisdom of artists, composers, writers, and choreographers from the past and present. You'll explore the nature of the creative process--how it begins, what it's for, what it asks of you, how you work your way to truth and meaning, what you do when you get blocked, what you do when you're done--and encounter questions that will help you apply the meditations to your own life and work. Above all, The Artist's Torah teaches us that creativity is a natural and important part of the human spirit, a bright spark that, week after week, this book will brighten.

Making Wise the Simple

The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice
Author: Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802809902
Category: Religion
Page: 329
View: 5900
Too long restricted to children's storybooks and cinematic extravaganzas, the Torah -- comprising the first five books of the Bible -- is an underappreciated mother lode of divine instruction, vitally important for Christians and the church. Convinced that both those who take the Torah too literally and those who neglect it are guilty of a naïve simplicity, Johanna van Wijk-Bos presents guidelines to help ordinary Christians recover this treasure in their faith and practice. Having lived in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation, van Wijk-Bos recognizes that after the attempted annihilation of the Jews from Christian Europe, it cannot be business as usual for Christianity. In light of the Holocaust, Christians must commit themselves to the restoration of just relations between Christians and Jews. This commitment to address all that fractures human relations undergirds van Wijk-Bos's call for Christians to reengage the Torah. Making Wise the Simple points out how God's care for and engagement with the whole world in the Torah set the tone for the entire biblical story. The book pays special attention to how our treatment of strangers lies at the heart of the Torah's teaching. Without attempting a purely Jewish reading of the Torah, van Wijk-Bos reclaims the Torah as a vibrant word for the Christian community in covenant with God. Written in a personal style conversant with current scholarship but sprinkled with anecdotes, this book is for everyone who has a hunger and enthusiasm for what the biblical text may convey, the courage to ask disturbing questions of the text, and an openness to old words that may bring forth new things, perhaps even making one wise.

The Parables of Jesus

Author: Luise Schottroff
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451413243
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 3612
A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history. Tomson has written an accessible, responsible analysis of the biblical accounts of Jesus' death, demonstrating how, through compounded misunderstandings, they contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment in the early church and later history. Tomson's question of how Jesus is to be understood in his first-century Judean context is a critical one not only for biblical scholars, but for anyone concerned about human rights and interreligious dialogue today.

A Christian's View of the Torah

Author: Matt P. Simmons
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449735452
Category: Religion
Page: 120
View: 6277
"A Christian's View of the Torah" is a series of essays illustrating how the Torah uses numerous literary devices often seen in great works of art, such as symbolism, parallelism, reflections, and repeated themes. This book presents the Bible (or at least the Torah) as a unified whole with consistent underlying themes rather than a collection of disjointed stories. And it shows, from the Christian point of view, how the Torah points toward Christ and His church. Most biblical study guides fall into two extremes. At one end of the spectrum, they are directed toward the uninitiated or new Christian and are therefore so simplistic that they give no new insights to a Christian wanting to grow. At the other extreme, they are so academic that a doctorate in divinity is required to get anything out of them. A few strive to touch the middle ground, which allows the average Christian to grow and to add to his faith. "A Christian's View of the Torah" is an attempt to strike the middle ground. This book is not intended as an evangelistic tool but as an aid for those who wish to move from the milk to the meat of the Word and gain some new insights to old familiar stories. It is intended for those who have a working knowledge of the Bible, particularly the Torah, the Historical Books, the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles-in short, Genesis through Second Chronicles and Matthew through Jude. This is a single Christian's point of view.

Judaism and World Religions

Encountering Christianity, Islam, and Eastern Traditions
Author: A. Brill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137013184
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 8447
Provides the first extensive collection of traditional and academic Jewish approaches to the religions of the world, focusing on those Jewish thinkers that actually encounter the other world religions -that is, it moves beyond the theory of inclusive/exclusive/pluralistic categories and looks at Judaism's interactions with other faiths.

Between Temple and Torah

Essays on Priests, Scribes, and Visionaries in the Second Temple Period and Beyond
Author: Martha Himmelfarb
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161510410
Category: Religion
Page: 399
View: 1748
This volume contains articles by Martha Himmelfarb on topics in Second Temple Judaism and the development and reception of Second Temple traditions in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. The section on "Priests, Temples, and Torah addresses the themes of its title in texts from the Bible to the Mishnah. "Purity in the Dead Sea Scrolls contains articles analyzing the intensification of the biblical purity laws, particularly the laws for genital discharge, in the major legal documents from the Scrolls. In "Judaism and Hellenism the author explores the relationship between these two ancient cultures by examining the ancient and modern historiography of the Maccabean Revolt and the role of the Torah in ancient Jewish adaptations of Greek culture. "Heavenly Ascent considers the relationship between the ascent apocalypses of the Second Temple era and later works involving ascent, particularly the hekhalot texts. In the final section, "The Pseudepigrapha and Medieval Jewish Literature, Martha Himmelfarb investigates knowledge of works of the Second Temple period by medieval Jews with consideration of the channels by which the works might have reached these later readers.

Lost Treasures of the Bible

Understanding the Bible Through Archaeological Artifacts in World Museums
Author: Clyde E. Fant,Mitchell G. Reddish
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802828817
Category: Religion
Page: 471
View: 5025
"Lost Treasures of the Bible" contains detailed descriptions and photographs of biblically significant archaeological objects housed in more than 25 museums worldwide. This selection of 100-plus artifacts illuminates the history, culture, and practices of the biblical world as a whole.

Paul and the Gentiles

Remapping the Apostle's Convictional World
Author: Terence L. Donaldson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451418859
Category: Religion
Page: 409
View: 9066
In the first major analysis of Paul's understanding of Gentile salvation in several years, Bible scholar Terence Donaldson offers a creative approach to the apostle's theological convictions. According to Donaldson, Paul as a believer in Jesus Christ did not abandon his Jewish frame of reference but reconfigured it, especially by the stimulus of his mission to the Gentiles.

Dictionary of Jewish Terms

A Guide to the Language of Judaism
Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589797299
Category: Religion
Page: 493
View: 9213
The vocabulary of Judaism includes religious terms, customs, Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish terms, terms related to American Jewish life and the State of Israel. All are represented in this new guide, with easy to read explanation and cross-references.