Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism: Secrets of by Micah Goodman, Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair

By Micah Goodman, Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair

A publishing sensation lengthy on the most sensible of the best-seller lists in Israel, the unique Hebrew variation of Maimonides and the booklet that modified Judaism has been known as the main winning publication ever released in Israel at the preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. The works of Maimonides, fairly The consultant for the Perplexed, are reckoned one of the basic texts that inspired all next Jewish philosophy and also proved to be hugely influential in Christian and Islamic idea.

Spanning matters starting from God, prophecy, miracles, revelation, and evil, to politics, messianism, cause in faith, and the healing position of doubt, Maimonides and the ebook that modified Judaism elucidates the advanced principles of The Guide in remarkably transparent and interesting prose.

Drawing on his personal event as a critical determine within the present Israeli renaissance of Jewish tradition and spirituality, Micah Goodman brings Maimonides’s masterwork into discussion with the highbrow and religious worlds of twenty-first-century readers. Goodman contends that during Maimonides’s view, the Torah’s objective isn't really to convey readability approximately God yet fairly to make us detect that we don't comprehend God in any respect; to not get to the bottom of inscrutable non secular concerns yet to offer us perception into the real nature and function of our lives.

Show description

Davids Thron: Redaktionskritische Studien zur Geschichte von by Thilo Alexander Rudnig

By Thilo Alexander Rudnig

The booklet addresses the literary difficulties posed by way of II Sam 9-I Kings 1f. the start line is supplied by way of modern pro-dynastic resource texts, which below Solomon's reign have been already edited to supply a origin rfile for the nascent dynasty. extensive theological debates are mirrored in different accomplished reworkings until eventually the third century BC. One edit prompted via the relationship among motion and impression lends the textual content its theological profile. The learn ends up in vital new insights into the early country of Israel.

Das Buch widmet sich den literarischen Problemen von II Sam nine I Reg 1f. Am Anfang stehen zeitgenössische prodynastische Quellentexte, die noch unter Salomos Herrschaft zu einem Gründungsdokument der beginnenden Dynastie redigiert wurden.Mehrere umfassende Nachbearbeitungen bis ins three. Jh. v. Chr. reflektieren in depth theologische Debatten. Dabei verleiht eine Redaktion im Zeichen des Tat-Ergehen-Zusammenhanges dem textual content sein theologisches Profil. Dadurch ergeben sich wesentlich neue Erkenntnisse über Israels frühe Königszeit.

Show description

The Library of Qumran: On the Essenes, Qumran, John the by Hartmut Stegemann

By Hartmut Stegemann

The amazing discoveries at Qumran are unveiled during this compelling quantity through one of many world's preferable specialists on biblical archaeology and the traditional Qumran neighborhood. Drawing at the better of present learn and a radical wisdom of all of the useless Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann analyzes the aim of the Qumran cost, paints an image of ways lifestyle was once carried on there, explores the relation of the Qumran group to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the real nature of the Qumran writings, which proceed to have a profound impression on religious study this day

Show description

David: biblical portraits of power by Marti J. Steussy

By Marti J. Steussy

In David, Marti J. Steussy presents a serious exam of the fellow who gets extra recognition from the previous Testament's writers than the other human personality. This quantity, written for the nonspecialist, explores the Hebrew Bible's 3 significant pics of David - present in 1 and a couple of Samuel, I Chronicles, and Psalms - and what every one implies concerning the relation among divine and worldly strength.

Show description

Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of by Vanessa Ochs

By Vanessa Ochs

Classes and rituals from the ladies of the Bible, connecting modern ladies with their sacred tales during this vibrant assortment, Judaic pupil Vanessa Ochs brings the legends of the biblical matriarchs to new existence. Intimate, typical, and clever, the heroines in Sarah Laughed are printed to be inspiring function types for ladies at the present time. From Eve's rebellious flavor of knowledge to the righteous anger of Job's spouse, each one woman's tale is retold in imaginitive prose and observed by way of real-life rituals for you to practice at domestic, gaining perception into: discovering internal knowledge conversing the real self Being an exceptional good friend preserving romantic partnerships elevating a kinfolk Letting pass of youngsters Feeling blessed with a existence good lived and masses extra

Show description

From Tradition to Commentary: Torah and Its Interpretation by Steven D. Fraade

By Steven D. Fraade

This e-book examines Torah and its interpretation either as a routine topic within the early rabbinic statement and because the very perform of the observation. It reports the phenomenon of historical rabbinic scriptural statement when it comes to the views of literary and historic criticisms and their complicated intersection. the writer discusses greatly the character of historical remark, evaluating and contrasting it with the antecedents within the pesharim of the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the allegorical commentaries of Philo of Alexandria. He develops a version for a dynamic realizing of the literary constitution and sociohistorical functionality of early rabbinic observation, after which applies this version to the Sifre -- to the oldest extant operating remark to Deuteronomy and one of many oldest rabbinic collections of exegesis.

Show description

Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent by Keith Bodner

By Keith Bodner

Elisha's Profile within the publication of Kings makes use of the instruments of literary feedback to learn the Elisha narrative as an necessary component to the Deuteronomistic background compiled within the aftermath of the Babylonian invasion and destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.
From his investiture in I Kings 19 to his ultimate cameo in 2 Kings thirteen, Elisha the prophet has the most extensively-narrated careers in Israel's royal historical past. in the course of a very darkish and contested period the place the corrupt northern kings carry sway, Elisha enters the ideological battleground and boldly increases his voice and plays notable indicators to stem the tide of injustice and spiritual inconstancy. Empowered via a double part of his grasp Elijah's spirit, Elisha is a double agent who maintains the duty of dismantling the Omride dynasty. relocating among the foreign level and extra family locales, Elisha travels commonly and interacts with a number of characters from almost each socio-economic classification, vacationing international capitals and towns less than siege in addition to filthy rich houses and vague villages. With activities that diversity from feeding a large number to mind-reading and elevating the useless, Elisha's functionality eclipses that of his grasp and guarantees a long-lasting position in historic Israel's prophetic historical past.

Show description