Download Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at Seventy by Joel Baden PDF

By Joel Baden

This quantity, a tribute to John J. Collins via his pals, colleagues, and scholars, comprises essays at the wide variety of pursuits that experience occupied John Collins s unique profession. themes diversity from the traditional close to East and the Hebrew Bible to the lifeless Sea Scrolls and moment Temple Judaism and past into early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. The contributions take care of problems with textual content and interpretation, historical past and historiography, philology and archaeology, and extra. The breadth of the quantity is matched purely via the breadth of John Collins s personal paintings.

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Download 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes by Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze PDF

By Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze

Clean translations of early Jewish texts four Ezra and a pair of Baruch, written within the many years after the Judean struggle, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced ceaselessly. this convenient quantity makes those very important texts available to scholars, offers professional introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.

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Download The Vanishing Hebrew Harlot: The Adventures of the Hebrew by Irene E. Riegner PDF

By Irene E. Riegner

The Vanishing Hebrew Harlot is written with targets: First, to get better the center which means of the Hebrew stem ZNH as a fancy of non-Yahwist rituals, deities, associations and ideology customary in historical Israel and Judah. With this knowing, the writer assigns the interpretation price «participate in non-Yahwist non secular praxis» to ZNH. the second one aim is to appreciate how this middle which means got here to be encrusted with promiscuity, prostitution, and detestable issues, and, specially, with adultery, a capital offense, in addition to with non secular illness and its damaging results. within the biblical texts, the stem ZNH, which includes a complicated of non-Yahwist non secular practices, operates in a strong, adverse courting to the Yahwist advanced of spiritual practices. given that non-Yahwist sacrifices symbolize the repudiation of Yahweh, non-Yahwist sacrifices arouse fierce competition. The prophets Hosea and Jeremiah seize this antagonistic courting and of their advocacy for Yahweh infuse non-Yahwist praxis with photos of illicit sexual encounters and with the creation of non secular infection that may bring about the devastation of Israel and Judah and to the exile in their population. the recent constitution of ZNH that emerges with Hosea and Jeremiah is person who re-visions ZNH actions via incorporating repugnant sexual imagery and devastating theological illness into the middle of non-Yahwist praxis. notwithstanding, ZNH additionally has a sexual signification in contexts which are self sufficient of and distinctive from cultic contexts. The stem ZNH is tested in its historic close to jap atmosphere, however the thrust of this examine is the research of ZNH in its Hebrew textual surroundings utilizing suggestions from cognitive linguistics: community of institutions, linked commonplaces, and mixing.

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Download Chumash: The Gutnick Edition - Book of Deuteronomy - Kol by Rabbi Chaim Miller PDF

By Rabbi Chaim Miller

The Gutnick Chumash has won extensive acclaim as one of many most sensible Chumashim to be had this present day. It has a contemporary English translation of the Torah which includes and is still trustworthy to Rashi. The 'Classic questions' are drawn from various commentators, Midrash and Talmud. it's the first Chumash to incorporate a observation anthologized from the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. superbly certain in a hand-tooled leather-based sort disguise, either inside and external are certain to galvanize.

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Download Gayatri : the Highest Meditation by Satguru Sant Keshavadas PDF

By Satguru Sant Keshavadas

In yoga, the chant is a magical formulation, an incantation, which aids the person to free up the self and achieve bliss and supreme fulfilment. In "Gayatri - the top Meditation", religious chief Sadguru Sant Keshavadas describes the gayatri mantra which is helping the better being to be born in us all. There are few works to be had at the gayatri meditation in English, and during this paintings Sant Keshavadas finds the profound which means of this historic culture, together with such features of its perform because the use of purificatory water rites, posture, surroundings, right breath regulate, using the hands of the hand for varied kriyas and the right kind pronunciation of the sacred sounds. The paintings is split into components. the 1st half, Mantra-Yoga, offers with mantra yoga, japa yoga and dhyana or the yoga of meditation. the second one half, Sandhya Vandana, offers with the numerous points of gayatri, together with gayatyri sadhana, gayatri meditation and meditation on kundalini during the gayatri mantra.

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Download Svetasvataropanisad: The Knowledge That Liberates by Devadatta Kali PDF

By Devadatta Kali

The Svetasvataropanisad is taken into account to be the main appealing of the entire Upanisads, the philosophical texts of the Hindu faith. during this new translation, Devadatta Kali takes a clean glance, and works from a brand new premise that the Svetasvatara represents a Saivite (one of the Hindu sects) viewpoint. This he claims, permits its meant aspiring to shine forth. the interpretation and statement brings to existence the seer Svetasvatara, who every now and then delights in provocation and notice play, permitting the reader to percentage the enjoyment of his liberated imaginative and prescient that each one this international is an expression of the Divine. This translation goals to trap the seer's ecstatic reaction to the wonders of production whereas pointing the reader in the direction of the even higher ask yourself of its resource. Devadata Kali's objective in his translation and the remark is to show the colourful immediacy of the Sanskrit unique and strip away many centuries of exegetical accretions so as to make Svetasvatara's message heard as he intended--as an announcement of profound perception designed to lead, encourage, and enlighten.

Features of the text:

* thirteen pages of uninterrupted fl ow of the interpretation of the Upanisad.

* 6 chapters of the Upanisad in unique Sanskrit with English translation and commentary.

* appendixes giving the word-by-word research of the Sanskrit and an entire tabulation of the correspondences with different texts and inner corresponds in the Upanisad itself.

* Index together with bilingual references and significant issues through verse.

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Download Numerical Sayings in the Old Testament: A Form-critical by Roth PDF

By Roth

One of many fresh accomplishments of Biblical scholarship is the systematic and targeted description of the oral and literary styles present in the previous testomony. It used to be Hermann Gunkel (1862-1932) who initiated the form-critical strategy, thereby including to the exegetical instruments of Biblical scholarship an device which proves to be a good assist in the translation of the previous testomony. Many new insights into the profile and personality of Biblical texts were made attainable, and heritage in addition to environment in lifetime of just about all oral and literary styles happening within the previous testomony were defined. the normal introductions to the previous testomony endure witness to this and, even as, provide in concise shape the result of form-critical research.
The current examine is dedicated to an oral and literary trend which doesn't take place often within the outdated testomony yet which however merits cognizance and particular research: the numerical asserting. the main frequent examples of this style ensue within the 30th bankruptcy of the publication of Proverbs, the place a set of 5 numerical sayings is located (xxx 15-31).

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Download A manual of the Aramaic language of the Babylonian Talmud: by Max Margolis PDF

By Max Margolis

PREFACE way back to 18~4, Professor H~R,.'SANN L. S'l'RAClC, {If the collage of Berlin 1 who ]la.d fa.vorably spotted my firEt tv-o courses, either facing t]1O textual ('riticism of the Talmud, suggeste(l to me the writing nf a piece to aU intents a.nd pnrposos related' to the vresent one. The plan was once elahorMtell intimately, and 1 aetu<'llly 1907="" commenced="" work="" on="" u·="" number="" of="" larger="" texts.="" soon,="" however,="" i="" realized="" that="" with="" the="" meaus="" at="" my="" dis·="" posnl="" it="" ,vas="" impossible="" for="" me="" to="" arrive="" (l,="" satisfactory="" form="" text.="" lioreover,="" professional="" lying="" in="" other="" t1irections,="" was="" forced="" aba.ndoll="" tbe="" time="" being="" ;111="" t]lolight="" prosecuting="" this="" plan.="" vllcn="" jn="" autumn="" visited="" germany,="" prof.="" strack="" urged="" mc="" let="" go="" a="" while="" septua.gint="" studies="" and="" t.o="" resume="" tllat="" long="" neglect.ell.="" piece="" 'l'almudic="" work.="" 'vith="" aid="" .t="" u.dm(="" .="" se~l's="" :i;~n="" ;"1"ilrp,="" israt;.l="" ~hchels'r;d'l"s="" p~i'="" ",~,="" moyse="" scl
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CONTENTS; Grammar; creation (§ 1-3); The Aramaic Idiom of the Babylonian Talmud Its; position usually Aramaic ; Script and Orthography ; lIeans of }'ixing the V ccalization ; I Phonology (§ 4-7); The Consonants and their Cbanges · ·; The Vowels and their alterations · · · Syllabic Loss lack of Sounds via Col1ocation; of 'Vords within the Sentence ; The accessory · · ·; II Morphology (§ 8-41); A The Pronoun (§ 8-11); own Pronoun · ·; Demonstrative Pronoun; ReJative Pronoun · · · Interrogath'c Pronoun ·; B The Noun (§ 12-23); (a) The :8ominal Steme (§ 12-1S); · ·; · · ·; · · ·; ·; · · ·; IJnge; 1; three; 7; eight; 10; 15; 15; sixteen; 17; 18; IS; § 12 PrcJiolinary feedback 19; § thirteen § 14 'l'riconsonanlal ~ominal Stems with Yowel Gr:lc13tion 22; § t five 'With the center Hadical Geminate 22; § sixteen, 'Vith Prefixcs '25; § 17, Plurieonsonantal Stems 25; § 18 Denominati"es shaped by means of me:lnS o~ Aftortnath-c8 2G; (b) Inflection (§ 19-22); § t nine Infleetiona} Endings , • , ,

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Download Kabbalistic Revolution: Reimagining Judaism in Medieval by Hartley Lachter PDF

By Hartley Lachter

The set of Jewish mystical teachings often called Kabbalah are frequently imagined as undying texts, teachings which were handed down during the millennia. but, as this groundbreaking new research exhibits, Kabbalah flourished in a selected time and position, rising according to the social prejudices that Jews faced.

Hartley Lachter, a pupil of faith reports, transports us to medieval Spain, a spot the place anti-Semitic propaganda was once at the upward thrust and Jewish political strength used to be at the wane. Kabbalistic Revolution proposes that, given this context, Kabbalah has to be understood as a substantially empowering political discourse.  While the era’s Christian preachers claimed that Jews have been unaware of the real which means of scripture and have been deserted through God, the Kabbalists countered with a doctrine that granted Jews a uniquely privileged dating with God. Lachter demonstrates how Kabbalah anticipated this more and more marginalized workforce on the heart of the universe, their mystical practices helping retain the concord of the divine world. 

For scholars of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalistic Revolution offers a brand new method of the improvement of medieval Kabbalah. but the book’s principal questions should still attract somebody with an curiosity within the relationships among non secular discourses, political struggles, and ethnic pride. 

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