Category: Sacred Writings

Why Ask My Name?: Anonymity and Identity in Biblical by Adele Reinhartz

By Adele Reinhartz

Unnamed characters--such as Lot's spouse, Jephthah's daughter, Pharaoh's baker, and the witch of Endor--are ubiquitous within the Hebrew Bible and seem in a wide selection of roles. Adele Reinhartz the following seeks to respond to primary questions: first, is there a "poetics of anonymity," and if this is the case, what are its contours? moment, how does anonymity impact the readers' reaction to and building of unnamed biblical characters? the writer is mainly attracted to matters on the topic of gender and sophistication, looking to verify no matter if anonymity is extra fashionable between moms, better halves, daughters, and servants than between fathers, husbands, sons and kings and even if the anonymity of girl characters services otherwise from that of male characters.

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Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah by Levi Brackman

By Levi Brackman

Sacred Jewish texts akin to the Torah and the Kabbalah have lengthy been con-sid-ered repositories of a few of the best knowledge ever assembled. but in basic terms the neatest and so much winning enterprise execs benefit from those robust collections of recommendation. utilizing real-world company events as illustrative examples, this ebook finds a four-thousand-year-old blueprint for fulfillment.

Readers will locate useful insights on:

conquering worry - harnessing will strength - elimination ego from the equation - mas-tering negotiation suggestions - facing failure - using non secular entre-preneurship - harvesting the ability of positivity - and discovering definitely the right stability of personality qualities to reach any occupation or company enterprise

the traditional Jewish writings include a breadth of information someone can use, in company and in lifestyles. This enlightening and useful consultant supplies readers the path they should make it paintings for them.

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The Wisdom of Ben Sira by Patrick W. Skehan, Alexander A. Di Lella

By Patrick W. Skehan, Alexander A. Di Lella

The knowledge of Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus) comprises the sayings of Ben Sira, arguably the final of Israel's clever males and its first specialist scribe, whose international was once outlined and ruled through Greek principles and beliefs. This Hellenistic worldview challenged the adequacy of the faith handed all the way down to the Palestinian Jews of the second one century B.C.E. via their ancestors. Ben Sira's education in either Judaic and Hellenistic literary traditions ready him to satisfy this problem. He vigorously adversarial any compromise of Jewish values; and his teachings strengthened the religion and self assurance of his people.Through its based poetry and vehement exhortations, The knowledge of Ben Sira exposes the sick results of sinful habit on one's overall healthiness, prestige, and non secular and fabric healthiness. Ben Sira's rigorous code of ethical habit used to be the degree of Jewish faithfulness in an period of moral and non secular financial disaster.

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The Courtyards of the House of the Lord: Studies on the by Lawrence Schiffman

By Lawrence Schiffman

Already prior to its e-book, it was once transparent that the "Temple Scroll" represented a massive contribution to the heritage of Jewish legislation in overdue Antiquity. the current quantity brings jointly the author's experiences in this very important scroll. He has sought to discover the hermeneutics of the Zadokite/Sadducean felony method and to match and distinction it with different texts of its personal kind in addition to with these in rabbinic literature protecting the Pharisaic-rabbinic technique.

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Mitzvoth ethics and the Jewish Bible: the end of Old by Gershom M. H. Ratheiser

By Gershom M. H. Ratheiser

Ratheiser's research offers the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological method of the Jewish bible and bargains with the elemental steps of an alternate paradigmatic standpoint at the biblical textual content. the writer seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical ways to the Jewish bible. according to his observations and his survey of the heritage of interpretation of the Jewish bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternate hermeneutical-exegetical method of the Jewish bible: the paradigm of examples. His research concludes that the biblical textual content is a suite of writings designed and shaped from a in particular ethical-ethnic outlook. In different phrases, he regards the Jewish bible to be written as an etiology of historic guide via historic Jews to Jews and for Jews. As such, it serves as a religious-ethical identification marker that gives historical Jews and their descendants with an etiology of Jewish lifestyles. Ratheiser regards this religious-ethical schedule to were the motive force within the minds of the ultimate editors/compilers of the biblical textual content as we have now it today.br />

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Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of by Hindy Najman

By Hindy Najman

This e-book explores the Jewish community's reaction to the destruction of the second one Temple in 70 CE. the point of interest of realization is four Ezra, a textual content that reboots the earlier by means of imaginatively recasting textual and interpretive traditions. rather than rebuilding the Temple, as Ezra does within the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the Ezra portrayed in four Ezra argues with an angel in regards to the secret of God's plan and re-gives Israel the Torah. Drawing on Walter Benjamin, the ingenious undertaking of four Ezra is analyzed by way of a constellation composed of components from pre-destruction traditions. Ezra's fight and his eventual recommitment to Torah also are understood as delivering a version for emulation by means of historic Jewish readers. four Ezra is therefore what Stanley Cavell calls a perfectionist paintings. Its particular challenge is to steer the formation of Jewish topics able to resuming covenantal lifestyles within the wake of a destruction that inflects yet by no means erases revelation.

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Deconstructing the Bible: Abraham Ibn Ezra's Introduction to by Irene Lancaster

By Irene Lancaster

Deconstructing the Bible represents the 1st test through a unmarried writer to put the good Spanish Jewish Hebrew bible exegete, thinker, poet, astronomer, astrologer and scientist Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164) in his whole contextual surroundings. It charts his strange travels and discusses alterations and contradictions in his hermeneutic technique, analysing his imaginative and prescient of the longer term for the Jewish humans within the Christian north of Europe instead of in Muslim Spain. It additionally examines his impact on next Jewish notion, in addition to his position within the wider hermeneutic debate. The booklet features a new translation of ibn Ezra's advent to the Torah, written in Lucca, northern Italy, including an entire remark. it will likely be of curiosity to a large choice of students, starting from philosophers and theologians to linguists and scholars of hermeneutics.

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Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual and Art by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

By Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

Авторами рассматриваются вопросы формирования религиозных и культурных практик в до-современной Азии под влиянием литературных и художественных традиций, известных как буддистская материальная культура. В книге изучение буддистских текстов сосредоточено, скорее, на значении их материальных форм, чем на содержание их доктрин, и исследует, как и почему они были сделаны. Обобщённо, книга предлагает межкультурное и сравнительное изучение в понимании передачи буддистских знаний и использовании текстов и изображений, как ритуальных объектов, в художественных и эстетических традициях буддистских культур. Привлеченные социологические исследования из Индии, Гандхары, Шри-Ланки, Таиланда, Монголии, Китая и Непала, включенные в книгу, отражают диапазон интересов и ценностей, связанных с созданием и использованием текстов, и роль манускриптов и изображений в создании религиозного почитания в буддистских общинах.Образцы сканов:

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The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga by Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa, Bhikkhu Ñanamoli

By Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa, Bhikkhu Ñanamoli

One of Buddhism’s foundational texts, the Visuddhimagga is a scientific exam and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation method. many of the teachings of the Buddha stumbled on in the course of the Pali canon are equipped in a transparent, complete course resulting in the ultimate objective of nibbana, the nation of whole purification. initially composed within the 5th century, this new translation offers English audio system insights into this foundational textual content. during this treatise complete and exact directions are given on forty topics of meditation geared toward focus, an intricate account of Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and particular descriptions of the levels of perception culminating in ultimate liberation. This replaces 9552400236.

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