Post Biblical Hebrew Literature

Excerpt from the Preface--"Although the Hebrew language ceased to be the vernacular of the majority of the Jewish people during the last years of the second temple, it has, throughout the various periods, with but few exceptions, persisted ...

Post Biblical Hebrew Literature

Author: B Halper

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Page: 210

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Excerpt from the Preface--"Although the Hebrew language ceased to be the vernacular of the majority of the Jewish people during the last years of the second temple, it has, throughout the various periods, with but few exceptions, persisted as the medium for the noblest literary productions of the nation. Irrespective of the language spoken by the people in the countries of their adoption, the best thoughts of the Jewish writers found expression in the holy tongue. The Gemara, which is preponderately in Aramaic, can hardly be regarded as an exception, for it consists, in the main, of records of oral discussions and arguments, which were naturally carried on in the vernacular, and as such it is not to be classed among works of literature in its narrower sense. On the other hand, it is very significant that the Midrash and some of the midrashic elements in the Talmud are mostly in Hebrew, and it is just these parts which may claim to be regarded as literature. Then the prayers, many of which date from the early centuries of the present era, and the piyyutim are practically all in Hebrew."

The Figure of Joseph in Post Biblical Jewish Literature

This book is a comparative study of early Jewish interpretations of the biblical outline of Joseph's character.

The Figure of Joseph in Post Biblical Jewish Literature

Author: Maren Niehoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095564

Page: 178

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This book is a comparative study of early Jewish interpretations of the biblical outline of Joseph's character. It focuses on the treatises of Philo, who idealises the figure as a Hellenistic politician, on Josephus's autobiographical account and the Midrash Genesis Rabbah, which uses the figure mostly for religious instruction.

Post Biblical Hebrew Literature An Anthology

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Post Biblical Hebrew Literature  An Anthology

Author: B. Halper

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781010247265

Page: 320

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Rewriting the Bible

Land is so central to the Hebrew scriptures that it might be described as themajor theme of this literature.

Rewriting the Bible

Author: Betsy Halpern Amaru

Publisher: Burns & Oates

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Page: 189

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Land is so central to the Hebrew scriptures that it might be described as themajor theme of this literature. This intriguing study "rewrites" the Bible onthe issue of the Land, and provides a revelation of how a religious traditionwas actualized to make it meaningful within new situations.

Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures

This book brings together fascinating discussions of the way in which Muslim and Jewish beliefs and practices are represented in modern literary texts of poetry, fiction and drama.

Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures

Author: Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew Fellow in Modern Hebrew Literature Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies Glenda Abramson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415350211

Page: 325

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This book brings together fascinating discussions of the way in which Muslim and Jewish beliefs and practices are represented in modern literary texts of poetry, fiction and drama. The chapters collected here consider elements of the expression of Judaism and Islam in modern literature. Key topics such as religious ideas and teachings, aspects of mysticism, the tenets of religion, uses made of sacred texts, religion and popular culture and reflections of religious controversies are covered. While there is an embodied comparative element to the chapters, the essays are not confined by comparisons and cover a wide range of the literary expression of religious issues. With contributions from a group of international scholars, all of whom are experts in the field and each of whom has brought a particular perspective to the topic, this book is a significant contribution to, and will stimulate further research on, the various literatures treated, reflection on comparative work on these two cultural traditions, and new interest in literary expressions of religion and religiousness in general.

The Words of Jesus

A series of studies on a wide variety of themes ranging from a consideration of God's theocracy to the evasive modes post-exilic Jews used in referring to God.

The Words of Jesus

Author: Gustaf Dalman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725207486

Page: 350

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A series of studies on a wide variety of themes ranging from a consideration of God's theocracy to the evasive modes post-exilic Jews used in referring to God. Includes a study of Jewish eschatological belief and essays dealing with "Son of Man," "Son of God," "Christ," and the Semitic idea of kingship inherent in "Son of David."

The Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories

The definitive anthology of a vibrant modern genre, this fascinating collection of thirty-three stories charts the development of themes and styles in Jewish fiction from the late nineteenth century to the present day.

The Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories

Author: Glenda Abramson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192880390

Page: 412

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The definitive anthology of a vibrant modern genre, this fascinating collection of thirty-three stories charts the development of themes and styles in Jewish fiction from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Alongside the grand themes of intellectual disillusionment and the huge political changes which Jewish writers have had to come to terms with, there are more intimate explorations of human relationships, and of individual triumph and anguish within the complexities of twentieth-century life. As well as established writers such as Amos Oz and David Grossman it includes less well-known Hebrew writers, appearing in English translation for the first time.

The Development of the Syntax of Post biblical Hebrew

This is a stimulating description by an outstanding Hebraist and Semitist of some essential features characterising the syntax of Hebrew used in non-artistic prose during the 12th-15th centuries in Southern France and Spain.

The Development of the Syntax of Post biblical Hebrew

Author: Chaim Rabin

Publisher: Studies in Semitic Languages a

ISBN:

Page: 205

View: 978

This is a stimulating description by an outstanding Hebraist and Semitist of some essential features characterising the syntax of Hebrew used in non-artistic prose during the 12th-15th centuries in Southern France and Spain. An essential reading for any Hebraist and Semitist interested in the historical development of Hebrew syntax.

Politics and Theopolitics in the Bible and Postbiblical Literature

This volume contains papers from the third symposium held by the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, with the aim of furthering dialogue between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars.

Politics and Theopolitics in the Bible and Postbiblical Literature

Author: Yair Hoffman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567029638

Page: 200

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This volume contains papers from the third symposium held by the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, with the aim of furthering dialogue between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars. The papers examine the ways in which political issues and events are reflected in the Bible and in the postbiblical literature, the term 'theopolitics' expressing the conviction of both communities that the politics of human life have always been and continue to be subject to the rule and providence of God. The hope of the symposium is that through examination of the ways in which Jews and Christians have reflected upon political and ethical theories there may arise new possibilities for better mutual understanding.

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

This is a resource, no student of Jewish history will want to go without.

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

Author: Glenda Abramson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134428642

Page: 1200

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The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly, covering the humanities, arts, social sciences, sport and popular culture, and 5000-word essays contextualize the shorter entries, and provide overviews to aspects of culture in the Jewish world. Ideal for student and general readers, the articles and biographies have been written by scholars and academics, musicians, artists and writers, and the book now contains up-to-date bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, comprehensive cross referencing, and a full index. This is a resource, no student of Jewish history will want to go without.

Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel

An examination of political drama in modern Israel in relation to ongoing political and religious debates.

Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel

Author: Glenda Abramson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521441599

Page: 265

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A large number of political plays have been written in Israel over the past fifty years, and they are perceived, by audiences and critics alike, as major interventions in the country's ongoing political debates; the result is that Israeli drama is at the centre of many public controversies. In this first full-length study of Israeli political drama Glenda Abramson shows that during the early years of the State of Israel most of its intellectuals were identified with the 'official' state interpretation of Zionism. After the Six-Day War in 1967 an influential group of playwrights, concerned with the evolution of Zionist ideology in the modern nation state, began to question the ethical basis of Zionism. Hanokh Levin, Yehoshua Sobol, Yosef Mundi, Miriam Kainy, Amos Kenan and others have gone on to examine Zionism as it affects contemporary Israeli society.

Theology of the Hebrew Bible Volume 1

Diverse approaches to biblical theology This volume presents a collection of studies on the methodology for conceiving the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible among Jews and Christians as well as the treatment of key issues such ...

Theology of the Hebrew Bible  Volume 1

Author: Marvin A. Sweeney

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 0884143023

Page: 270

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Diverse approaches to biblical theology This volume presents a collection of studies on the methodology for conceiving the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible among Jews and Christians as well as the treatment of key issues such as creation, the land of Israel, and divine absence. Contributors include Georg Fischer, SJ, David Frankel, Benjamin J. M. Johnson, Soo J. Kim, Wonil Kim, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Julia M. O’Brien, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Andrea L. Weiss. Features: Examination of metaphor, repentance, and shame in the presence of God Ten essays addressing the nature of biblical theology from a Jewish, Christian, or critical perspective Discussion of the changes that have taken place in the field of biblical theology since World War II

A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew

The eighty lexical entries exemplify a diachronic investigation of Late Biblical Hebrew, which reflects the transition period from the Hebrew Bible to Talmudic literature.

A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew

Author: Avi Hurvitz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004266437

Page: 280

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The eighty lexical entries exemplify a diachronic investigation of Late Biblical Hebrew, which reflects the transition period from the Hebrew Bible to Talmudic literature. Together with relevant bibliography for ‎each entry, the Lexicon serves as an indispensable tool for understanding the emergence and development of Late Biblical Hebrew neologisms.‎