Category: Sacred Writings

What the Rabbis Said: 250 Topics from the Talmud by Ronald L. Eisenberg M.D.

By Ronald L. Eisenberg M.D.

The Talmud has been a resource of analysis and debate for good over a millennia. What the Rabbis stated: 250 issues from the Talmud brings that dialogue out of the yeshiva to explain and make clear the perspectives of the talmudic rabbis for contemporary readers. even more than a compilation of remoted rabbinic quotations, the booklet intersperses talmudic statements in the narrative to supply a completely attractive exam of the rabbinic aspect of view.Exploring the improvement of conventional Jewish notion in the course of its formative interval, the publication summarizes the foremost rabbinic reviews from the huge expanse of the Talmud and midrashic literature, demonstrating, between different issues, that the rabbis usually took divergent positions on a given factor instead of agreeing on a unmarried "party line." because it delves into such extensive subject matters as God, the Torah, mitzvot, legislation and punishment, synagogue and prayer, and life-cycle occasions, What the Rabbis stated may help readers comprehend and savour the perspectives of these who constructed the rabbinic Judaism that persists to the current day.

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God's Word Omitted: Omissions in the Transmission of the by Juha Pakkala

By Juha Pakkala

The ebook investigates omissions within the textual transmission of the Hebrew scriptures. Literary feedback (Literarkritik) usually assumes that later editors purely elevated the older textual content; omissions don't have taken position. This axiom is implied in analyses and introductions to the method. The booklet investigates the validity of the axiom. After a evaluate of literature, books of technique, and prior learn, texts from diversified elements of the Hebrew Bible are mentioned with this goal in view. The investigated texts encompass examples which defend documented proof approximately editorial alterations. Passages with variation variations are in comparison on the way to comprehend omissions as a piece of writing method. The comparability of variation witnesses contains, for instance, passages the place the Greek and Hebrew types range and situations the place parallel passages fluctuate (e.g., Chronicles with regards to Kings, the Temple Scroll in relation the Pentateuch). instance texts were taken from the Pentateuch, Samuel, Kings, Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther, Jubilees, etc.
The research exhibits that omissions came about partly of the transmission of the Hebrew scriptures. even though omissions have been basically much less universal than additions, the realization demanding situations the axiom of literary feedback. Rejecting the normal implementation of the technique, the ebook offers a brand new version for realizing the transmission of the Hebrew scriptures that integrates omissions as a potential editorial approach.

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Abraham. One Nomad's Amazing Journey of Faith by Charles R. Swindoll

By Charles R. Swindoll

When we rewind historical past again to Abraham's period, we come across those who concocted fake superstitions to give an explanation for the unexplainable. robust kings claimed to be gods, development monstrous pyramids to accomplish immortality. Out of this mass of misunderstandings, one guy emerged. the fellow we all know this present day as Abraham not just claimed that one actual writer existed but in addition staked his whole lifestyles in this trust. Why, hundreds of thousands of years later, are we nonetheless discussing the religion of this barren region nomad? considered one of America's preferred Bible lecturers, Pastor Chuck Swindoll, solutions that query and plenty of extra during this compelling and insightful biography that might encourage your personal religion.

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The woman who named God : Abraham's dilemma and the birth of by Charlotte Gordon

By Charlotte Gordon

Explores the biblical tale of Abraham and his better halves opposed to a backdrop of occasions that marked the origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and considers how their tale bargains perception into ongoing conflicts among the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. 1 Beginnings three -- 2 Lekh Lekha thirteen -- three Hebrews 21 -- four Sacrifices 32 -- five attractive girl forty-one -- 6 Rape within the Palace fifty one -- 7 conflict sixty three -- eight Dinner with Jesus 70 -- nine Silences seventy five -- 10 Trembling earlier than God eighty two -- eleven Covenant of the components ninety -- 12 Sarai's Proposition ninety eight -- thirteen Do along with her as you'll a hundred and five -- 14 Hagar and the desolate tract one hundred fifteen -- 15 The good 122 -- sixteen A moment Concubine one hundred thirty -- 17 Naming God 138 -- 18 Ishmael a hundred and forty four -- 19 El Shaddai 151 -- 20 Sarah and God 159 -- 21 God the daddy 168 -- 22 Circumcision 177 -- 23 the controversy 189 -- 24 Gerar and a Cave 201 -- 25 Incest 214 -- 26 Laughter 220 -- 27 Exile 231 -- 28 Mount Moriah 242 -- 29 The cherished Son 256 -- 30 The demise of Sarah 266 -- 31 Burial and venture 277 -- 32 Coming domestic 291 -- 33 Hinneni 299

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The Sanctuary of Bethel and the Configuration of Israelite by Jules Francis Gomes

By Jules Francis Gomes

After Jerusalem, Bethel is the main usually pointed out sanctuary within the Hebrew Bible. The e-book bargains a close research of Bethel and its sanctuary from archaeological and biblical proof. It reconstructs the background of Bethel and by way of analysing the presence of professional- and anti-Bethel propaganda, it argues that the latter, with its personal pro-Jerusalem/Judah bias, has led to an unfair denigration of Bethel as an idolatrous position of worship. The examine means that Bethel used to be a valid Yahwistic shrine and persevered to be so even after the autumn of the Northern nation of Israel to the Assyrians. for this reason, Bethel in a true feel was once the vital technique of configuring Israelite identification.

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Die frühen Sammlungen des Zwölfprophetenbuches: Entstehung by Jakob Wöhrle

By Jakob Wöhrle

Eine Studie zur Entstehung des exilischen Vierprophetenbuches (Hos; Am; Mi; Zef), des Haggai-Sacharja-Korpus und der Einarbeitung des Joelbuches in das exilische Vierprophetenbuch.

This quantity is a examine of the genesis of the ebook of the 4 Prophets (Hos., Am., Mi., Zp) from the time of exile, the Haggai-Zechariah-Corpus and the mixing of the booklet of Joel into the publication of the 4 Prophets from the time of exile.

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Psalm 119: The Exaltation of Torah by David Noel Freedman

By David Noel Freedman

From the Preface: "The alphabetic acrostic is among the most simply identifiable poetic varieties within the Hebrew Bible. Examples are available in prophetic discourse (Nahum), the lament over the destruction of Jerusalem (Lamentations), liturgical tune (Psalms), and knowledge literature (Proverbs). but its very obviousness has tended to deflect deeper exploration of its constitution and goal. in view that Mowinckel denigrated the acrostics within the Psalms as a 'disintegration of style,' too frequently students have easily famous after which neglected the form.

"There is not any a priori cause that alphabetic acrostics can be much less inventive, expressive, or complicated than different psalms. therefore the essays accrued right here examine the acrostic layout as a valid alternative for Israelite poets instead of because the shelter of uninspired epigones....The fruit of over two decades' shut interpreting of those psalms, the next essays exhibit the poets' consummate mastery of the hard acrostic shape and deserve incorporation in destiny discussions of biblical poetic art."

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Shamati: I Heard by Rav Yehuda Ashlag

By Rav Yehuda Ashlag

One night in September 1991, Kabbalist Rabash summoned his top pupil, Michael Laitman, to his bedside and passed him a computing device, whose disguise contained one word-Shamati (I Heard), containing transcripts of Rabash's conversations together with his father, Yehuda Ashlag, writer of a whole statement at the Zohar. the next morning the Rabash perished.Following Rabash's legacy to disseminate the Kabbalah, Laitman released the pc simply because it was once written, keeping the text's remodeling powers.

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