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Yudisher Theriak: An Early Modern Yiddish Defense of Judaism by Morris M. Faierstein

By Morris M. Faierstein

The Yudisher Theriak [Jewish Theriac] by way of Zalman Zvi of Aufhausen, first released in Hanau, in 1615, was once a reaction to an anti-Jewish paintings titled Jüdischer abgestreiffter Schlangenbalg [Jewish Shed Snakeskin], written by way of a Jewish convert to Chistianity, Samuel Friedrich Brenz, and released in Nürnberg and Augsburg in 1614. Brenz’s paintings was once a part of a style of anti-Jewish books and pamphlets written in German and addressed to Christians that imagined to show how Jews mocked and blasphemed opposed to the Christian faith, cursed their Christian associates, and engaged in magic and witchcraft to be able to inflict harm to their possessions and livelihoods. The identify of Zalman Zvi’s ebook is an immediate allusion to Brenz’s identify, however it additionally tricks at a bigger objective. Theriac is a Greek and Latin time period that implies “the antidote to the chunk of a venomous snake.” maybe Zvi was hoping that his booklet might additionally function a theriac for the scourge of anti-Judaism, which was once time-honored in his generation.

The Yudisher Theriak offers an engaging photograph of ways a discovered Jew may perhaps reply to the various accusations opposed to Jews and Judaism that grew to become standardized and have been repeated from writer to writer. The Yudisher Theriak makes a passing visual appeal in so much scholarly books and plenty of articles written approximately Christian-Jewish kinfolk. Its lifestyles is stated and infrequently a truth or suggestion is stated from it, yet its arguments and concepts haven't been built-in into the scholarly literature in this topic. One cause that it has no longer obtained the eye it merits is its language. it really is written in a sort of Early glossy Yiddish, extra stimulated through German and no more established than its modern jap ecu variation. additionally, Zalman Zvi used to be a realized Jew who interspersed Hebrew words, rabbinic terminology, and allusions to rabbinic literature in his paintings. Morris Faierstein’s target during this paintings isn't really to answer all of the references and allusions within the scholarly literature that the unique textual content touches on, yet quite to make the paintings on hand in an annotated translation that may be a great tool within the examine of Jewish-Christian kinfolk within the Early sleek interval and, extra largely, for Early smooth Jewish old and cultural reviews. The research and explanation of the numerous concerns raised within the Yudisher Theriak await additional reviews. Faierstein has taken step one through making the paintings to be had to an viewers wider than the very slender band of experts in Early glossy Yiddish literature.

Scholars and scholars of Jewish-Christian family members and Early smooth Jewish old and cultural experiences will relish the supply of this formerly inaccessible text.

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Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and by Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

By Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

Sharon Moughtin-Mumby considers the customarily unrecognised influence of alternative methods to metaphor on readings of the prophtic sexual and marital metaphorical language. She outlines a realistic and consciously simplified method of metaphor, putting robust emphasis at the effect of literary context on metaphorical which means. Drawing in this technique, she learn Hosea 4-14, Jeremiah 2:1-4:4, Isaiah, Ezekiel sixteen and 23, and Hosea 1-3
with clean eyes. Her lucid new readings demonstrate the way scholarship has time and again stifled the prophetic metaphorical language via studying it in the 'default contexts' of 'the marriage metaphor' and 'cultic prostitution', which for thus decades were easily assumed. Readers are inspired in its place to learn those diverse
metaphors and similes inside of their detailed literary contexts within which they've got the aptitude to upward push vividly to existence, upsetting the query: how are we to answer those disquieting, strong texts in the middle of the Hebrew Bible?

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The Sanctuary in the Psalms: Exploring the Paradox of God’s by Steven Dunn

By Steven Dunn

This e-book is an exploration and interpretation of the varied symbols and photographs that signify the sacred presence of God within the e-book of Psalms. those photographs of sacred areas and gadgets signify assorted conceptions of “the sanctuary” or sacred areas, gadgets and texts that mediate God’s presence and bridge the space among the ineffable nature of God as transcendent and past human comprehension and as immanently and in detail found in human event. I discover the multivalent ways that photographs of sacred areas and gadgets facilitate prayer and contemplation. This publication represents a useful contribution to the learn of Psalms and biblical theology, spirituality and prayer.

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The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism: Essays on by Erich S. Gruen

By Erich S. Gruen

This ebook collects twenty formerly released essays and one new one via Erich S. Gruen who has written broadly at the literature and heritage of early Judaism and the event of the Jews within the Greco-Roman international. His many articles in this topic have, even if, seemed more often than not in convention volumes and Festschriften, and feature hence now not had broad circulate. via placing them jointly in one paintings, it will convey the essays to the eye of a wider scholarly readership and cause them to extra available to scholars within the fields of historical background and early Judaism. The items are fairly diversified, yet boost a couple of attached and comparable issues: Jewish id within the pagan international, the literary representations by means of Jews and pagans of each other, the interconnections of Hellenism and Judaism, and the Jewish adventure less than Hellenistic monarchies and the Roman empire.



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Jewish History in Conflict: A Study of the Major Discrepancy by Mitchell First

By Mitchell First

The writer writes:

“According to Seder Olam Rabbah, the paintings that types the root for the majority rabbinic chronology, the .period from the defeat of the Babylonians by way of the Medeo-Persians till the start of Greek rule, encompassed fifty two years and spanned the reigns of 3 Persian kings. in line with the chronology that's universally authorised via historians this day (conventional chronology), this era of Persian rule over the land of Israel encompassed 207 years (539 to 332 BCE) and through this era greater than ten Persian kings reigned.
“This discrepancy among the normal Jewish chronology and standard chronology has no longer long past not noted. the aim of this learn is to gather and categorize the range of Jewish responses to this discrepancy, either through Jewish students and rabbinic gurus. half I presents an creation to the discrepancy. half II comprises the earliest Jewish responses to the discrepancy. within the significant a part of the research, half III, the responses to the discrepancy from the time of Azariah de Rossi (16th century) to the current time are accumulated and classified. This unified assortment and categorization of the numerous responses will allow scholars and students to have quick access to what has been written via Jewish students and rabbinic professionals in regards to the discrepancy and may facilitate scholarly assessment of the responses.
“Part IV is an assessment of the responses’ makes an attempt to respond to the basic query raised by means of the discrepancy. half V offers observations at the rabbinic responses. half VI is a precis and conclusion.”

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Warum zitieren frühchristliche Autoren pagane Texte?: Zur by Vadim Wittkowsky

By Vadim Wittkowsky

Das Zitieren der äußeren (paganen) culture ist für das frühchristliche Schrifttum nicht selbstverständlich. Zitate aus den griechischen Werken vor allem der klassischen Zeit kommen dort jedoch relativ oft vor, in einigen Traktaten (wie besonders bei Clemens von Alexandrien) sind diese sogar sehr häufig. Das Buch setzt sich mit der Frage nach den Gründen dieser literarischen Praktik auseinander, wobei deren jüdisch-hellenistische Vorgeschichte besondere Beachtung findet. Die Monographie kann von allen denjenigen mit Gewinn gelesen werden, die sich für die Beziehungen zwischen dem Judentum, dem in Entstehung begriffenen Christentum und der griechisch-römischen Umwelt interessieren. Dem neutestamentlichen Zitieren der pagan-griechischen Schriften ist ein separates Kapitel gewidmet.

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Rumors of Wisdom: Job 28 as Poetry (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift by Scott C. Jones

By Scott C. Jones

Efforts at examining Joban poetry have usually been divided among philological and literary critics. This learn brings those severe modes jointly to supply an account of the way activity 28 achieves that means. the guts of the learn comprises significant sections. the 1st is a studying of the poem with exact cognizance to the conceptual historical past of its metaphors. instead of a poetic account of mining expertise, activity 28 is correctly understood opposed to the heroic deeds of old Mesopotamian kings defined in Sumerian and Akkadian royal narratives, specially the Gilgamesh epic. the second one significant part is an intensive philological and textual observation within which comparative philological and text-critical tools are complemented by means of a cultured motive for restoring the textual content of the poem as a piece of artwork. The research unearths a multileveled and image-driven masterpiece whose complexity affects how one reads task 28 as poetry and theology.



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The Invention of Monotheist Ethics: Exploring the Second by Hillel I. Millgram

By Hillel I. Millgram

the discovery of Monotheist Ethics, quantity II offers a accomplished research of the Biblical ebook of Samuel. often taken to be a socio-political heritage of historic Israel in the course of a turbulent century of switch, the discovery of Monotheist Ethics contends that underneath this floor point the genuine concentration of Samuel is a profound appraisal of energy, its seductive allure and its drastic boundaries. therefore Samuel emerges as an intensive critique of our power-based international, and how we, its population, order our lives. Taken including the rivalry that the ebook of Samuel used to be written via a girl, the Biblical e-book emerges as a woman's critique of a man's international. This overview concludes by means of presenting a substitute for the realm we all know: an international according to care and trouble. counting on fresh sociological reports, this paintings explores the ramifications of an ethic in keeping with care instead of justice.

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Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire: Between East and by David Mandler

By David Mandler

This ebook frames the interesting existence and influential works of the Hungarian Orientalist, Arminius Vambéry (1832–1913) in the context of 19th century identification politics and modern criticisms of Orientalism. in accordance with huge examine, the e-book authoritatively provides a complete narrative of Arminius Vambéry’s a number of identities as represented in Hungary and in nice Britain. the writer strains Vambéry’s improvement from a marginalized Jewish baby to a famous authority on Hungarian ethnogenesis in addition to on primary Asian and Turkish geopolitical advancements. during the booklet, the reader meets Vambéry because the Hungarian tourist to relevant Asia, the British and Ottoman undercover agent, the generally self-taught professor of Oriental languages, the political pundit, and the hugely wanted visitor lecturer in nice Britain identified for his fierce Russophobe pronouncements. the writer devotes unique consciousness to the interval that reworked Vambéry from a linguistically gifted yet penniless Hungarian Jewish adolescence right into a pioneering traveller within the double-disguise of a Turkish effendi masquerading as a dervish to relevant Asia in 1863–64. He does so simply because Vambéry’s released observations of an area nonetheless closed to Europeans facilitated his emergence as a colourful character and an important authority on valuable Asia and Turkey in nice Britain for the subsequent fifty years. furthermore, the ebook additionally devotes major area to Vambéry’s dynamic courting to his most renowned scholar, Ignác Goldziher (1850–1921), who's thought of to be one of many founders of recent Islamic reports. finally, Vambéry’s influence on Bram Stoker, the writer of Dracula, can be explored.

Original Language: English

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Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second by Gabriele Boccaccini,Carlos A. Segovia

By Gabriele Boccaccini,Carlos A. Segovia

The decades-long attempt to appreciate the apostle Paul inside his Jewish context is now firmly validated in scholarship on early Judaism, in addition to on Paul. the most recent fruit of sustained research seems to be within the essays accrued the following, from top foreign students who take account of the newest investigations into the scope and diversity found in moment Temple Judaism. participants tackle vast historic and theological questions—Paul’s concept and perform in courting with early Jewish apocalypticism, messianism, attitudes towards lifestyles below the Roman Empire, entice Scripture, the legislation, inclusion of Gentiles, the character of salvation, and the increase of Gentile-Christian supersessionism—as good as questions about interpretation itself, together with the level and course of a “paradigm shift” in Pauline reports and the overview of the Pauline legacy. Paul the Jew is going so far as any attempt has long past to revive the apostle to his personal ancient, cultural, and theological context, and with persuasive results.

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