Amos In Talmud And Midrash

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Amos In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123315322
Genre : Religion
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In the first six centuries of the Common Era, the Rabbis of formative Judaism, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, consulted the ancient Israelite prophets for guidance on issues of theology, law, history, and literature. In this anthology, Jacob Neusner collects and arranges in documentary sequence the Rabbinic comments on verses in the biblical prophet Amos.
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Humanism In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Samuel Tobias Lachs
ISBN : 0838634680
Genre : Philosophy
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This study presents material contained in classical rabbinic sources in the Talmud and Midrash that have one characteristic in common: they all reflect an anthropocentric rather than a theocentric view of the world. For the first time, these passages have been arranged in a topical fashion to illustrate how some of the rabbis of the talmudic era subscribed to a view of the world that starts with man rather than with God and is reflected in their observations about the human condition. Calling his position humanistic, the author contends that this position is not in any way to be inferred as being antithetical to a belief in God but rather to be understood as the dictionary defines it, "Any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests predominate." Although this humanistic approach to the literature is not generally articulated in modern times, it is discernible among prominent rabbinic teachers from the beginning of the Christian era through the period of the Talmud. Theirs is one of several ideological stances that characterize rabbinic Judaism, but one that the religious reactionary of today refuses to recognize, let alone teach as a viable option. Today, it is not uncommon to hear comments to the effect that Jewish tradition does not speak to the modern who rejects supernaturalism, or a theocentric view of the world. This is simply not true. Jewish classical literature affords abundant evidence that the modern anthropocentric view of the world, held by many today, was espoused by leading rabbis during their most creative period, the era of the Talmud. This volume sets out some of their penetrating ideas on man, God, society, and the Law. Although this period extends over approximately six hundred years and that of the Midrash another five hundred, this worldview is not limited to one specific era, nor are there changes in its expression from century to century. Together with traditionalism, mysticism, and rationalism, humanism appears throughout the literature starting with the Bible. The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to show that Jewish theological expression is not monolithic and that humanism is one of several approaches followed by talmudic sages; and second, to put to rest the canard that traditional Judaism does not speak to the humanist of today. In some respects this work is an anthology and purposely so in order to illustrate how prevalent this humanistic stamp is on the literature but ignored by those who see in humanism an affront to divinity and tradition. Those who disagree with the author's interpretation of the passages adduced, or with the pattern formed from them, have the challenge and the responsibility to offer an alternative explanation and so negate his thesis of Jewish humanism in the classical talmudic-midrashic literature.
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Jeremiah In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 0761834877
Genre : Religion
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This sourcebook collects and classifies how Israelite Scripture was received and recast in the language community that produced the dual Torah of Judaism. With extensive translation and documentation, Jeremiah in Talmud and Midrash uses the case of Jeremiah in the Rabbinic canon of the formative age to examine the Rabbinic documents response to the prophetic ones in terms of how they select, explain, and utilize the language of Scripture.
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The Book Of Amos As Composed And Read In Antiquity

Author : Aaron W. Park
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025312757
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The Book of Amos as Composed and Read in Antiquity treats the redaction of the Book of Amos and the history of its reception in Second Temple period works including the Septuagint, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and some early Christian and Rabbinic Jewish literature. The first part of this book employs form- and redaction-critical methods. From a synchronic analysis, it attempts to establish a literary structure, genre, setting, and intention with respect to the present form of the Book of Amos. A diachronic analysis attempts to uncover earlier literary-redactional layers based on a set of controlled criteria characterized by literary «uniqueness.» The second part is a study on Nachleben (living tradition) and employs Comparative Midrash in sensu lato. This book draws the reader_s attention to many differing voices documented among the various believing communities in antiquity.
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Rabbi Eliezer Of Beaugency Commentaries On Amos And Jonah With Selections From Isaiah And Ezekiel

Author : Robert A Harris
ISBN : 9781580442749
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Rabbi Eliezer of Beaugency represents the pinnacle of twelfth-century rabbinic exegesis of the Bible. A proponent of the literal school, Eliezer completely abandoned traditional rabbinic midrash in his explication of biblical texts, and innovated a literary approach that anticipated the fruits of modern scholarship in virtually every paragraph. This volume presents, for the first time in English translation, an extended window into the oeuvre of this master interpreter.
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The Bible S Prophets

Author : David J. Zucker
ISBN : 9781630871024
Genre : Religion
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The Bible's Prophets: An Introduction for Christians and Jews introduces the reader to the world of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and the literary prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, plus the twelve minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. These books form the second section of the Hebrew Bible--the Prophets/Neviim. Features: Introduction to the Bible; Introduction to the Prophets; and Do the Prophets predict the coming of the Messiah? Each chapter covers one particular biblical book. Chapter divisions: 1, 2 Introduction with chapter-by-chapter analyses or section-by-section analyses / geo-political and historical background / significant events / personalities / concepts and divisions. 3. The biblical book and the Christian Scriptures. 4. The biblical book in rabbinic literature. How did the rabbis utilize quotations from the Prophets to teach their values? Extensive quotations. 5. Text study. An excellent source for Christian, Jewish, or interfaith study of the Bible's Prophets.
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Hebraic Literature Translations From The Talmud Midrashim And Kabbala

Author : Various Authors
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Among the absurd notions as to what the Talmud was, given credence in the Middle Ages, one was that it was a man! The mediaeval priest or peasant was perhaps wiser than he knew. Almost, might we say, the Talmud was Man, for it is a record of the doings, the beliefs, the usages, the hopes, the sufferings, the patience, the humor, the mentality, and the morality of the Jewish people for half a millennium. What is the Talmud? There is more than one answer. Ostensibly it is the corpus juris of the Jews from about the first century before the Christian era to about the fourth after it. But we shall see as we proceed that the Talmud was much more than this. The very word "Law" in Hebrew—"Torah"—means more than its translation would imply. The Jew interpreted his whole religion in terms of law. It is his name in fact for the Bible's first five books—the Pentateuch. To explain what the Talmud is we must first explain the theory of its growth more remarkable perhaps than the work itself. What was that theory? The Divine Law was revealed to Moses, not only through the Commands that were found written in the Bible, but also through all the later rules and regulations of post-exilic days. These additional laws it was presumed were handed down orally from Moses to Joshua, thence to the Prophets, and later still transmitted to the Scribes, and eventually to the Rabbis. The reason why the Rabbis ascribed to Moses the laws that they later evolved, was due to their intense reverence for Scripture, and their modest sense of their own authority and qualification. "If the men of old were giants then we are pigmies," said they. They felt and believed that all duty for the guidance of man was found in the Bible either directly or inferentially. Their motto was then, "Search the Scriptures," and they did search them with a literalness and a painstaking thoroughness never since repeated. Not a word, not a letter escaped them. Every redundancy of expression was freighted with meaning, every repetition was made to give birth to new truth. Some of the inferences were logical and natural, some artificial and far-fetched, but all ingenious. Sometimes the method was inductive and sometimes deductive. That is, occasionally a needed law was promulgated by the Jewish Sanhedrin, and then its authority sought in the Scripture, or the Scripture would be sought in the first instance to reveal new law.
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Christianity In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Robert Travers Herford
ISBN : 0881259306
Genre : Religion
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Introduction To The Talmud And Midrash

Author : Hermann Leberecht Strack
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Based on Stracks classic introduction, this is a comprehensive, fully revised and up-to- date reference to rabbinic literature.
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Hosea In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : IND:30000111196840
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In the first six centuries of the Common Era, the Rabbis of formative Judaism, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, consulted the ancient Israelite prophets for guidance on issues of theology, law, history, and literature. In this anthology, Jacob Neusner collects and arranges in documentary sequence the Rabbinic comments on verses in the biblical prophet Hosea.
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Micah And Joel In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
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In the first six centuries of the Common Era, the Rabbis of formative Judaism, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, consulted the ancient Israelite prophets for guidance on issues of theology, law, history, and literature. In this anthology, Jacob Neusner collects and arranges in documentary sequence the Rabbinic comments on verses in the biblical prophets of Michael and Joel.
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Louis Ginzberg S Legends Of The Jews

Author : Galit Hasan-Rokem
ISBN : 9780814340486
Genre : History
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, many perceived American Jewry to be in a state of crisis as traditions of faith faced modern sensibilities. Published beginning in 1909, Rabbi and Professor Louis Ginzberg’s seven-volume The Legends of the Jews appeared at this crucial time and offered a landmark synthesis of aggadah from classical Rabbinic literature and ancient folk legends from a number of cultures. It remains a hugely influential work of scholarship from a man who shaped American Conservative Judaism. In Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered, editors Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald present a range of reflections on the Legends, inspired by two plenary sessions devoted to its centennial at the Fifteenth Congress of the World Association of Jewish Studies in August 2009. In order to provide readers with the broadest possible view of Ginzberg’s colossal project and its repercussions in contemporary scholarship, the editors gathered leading scholars to address it from a variety of historical, philological, philosophical, and methodological perspectives. Contributors give special regard to the academic expertise and professional identity of the author of the Legends as a folklore scholar and include discussions on the folkloristic underpinnings of The Legends of the Jews. They also investigate, each according to her or his disciplinary framework, the uniqueness, strengths, and weakness of the project. An introduction by Rebecca Schorsch and a preface by Galit Hasan-Rokem further highlight the folk narrative aspects of the work in addition to the articles themselves. The present volume makes clear the historical and scholarly context of Ginzberg’s milestone work as well as the methodological and theoretical issues that emerge from studying it and other forms of aggadic literature. Scholars of Jewish folklore as well as of Talmudic-Midrashic literature will find this volume to be invaluable reading.
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Fr Hes Christentum Und Religionsgeschichtliche Schule

Author : Martina Janssen
ISBN : 9783525539774
Genre : History
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In recognition of Gerd Ludemanns historical work on his sixty-fifth birthday, colleagues, associates, and former students address open issues in New Testament and ancient Christianity as well as the evolution of the Religionsgeschichtliche Schule. Authors from Germany, Scandinavia, the United States, and Japan mirror the worldwide impact of the jubilarians academic career. Included are sixteen studies that span the spectrum of the honorees investigations, from philological and source-critical analyses of the gospels through chronological and historical investigations of Paul, his letters, and his legacy. A further focus is the influential end-of-the-nineteenth century Gottingen circle, the History of Religions School, especially Wilhelm Bousset and Ernst Troeltsch. Here, previously unpublished correspondence is reproduced to shed light on pivotal moments in the Schools history.
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Isaiah In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
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The Rabbis of classical Judaism, in the first six centuries of the Common Era, commented on the teachings of ancient Israel's prophets and shaped, as much as they were shaped by, prophecy. They commented on much of the Scriptural heritage and they made it their own. This collection of the Rabbinic comments on biblical books makes easily accessible the Rabbinic reading of the prophetic heritage and opens the way to the study of how normative Judaism responded to the challenge of the prophetic writings.
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Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah And Malachi In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
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The Rabbis of classical Judaism, in the first six centuries of the Common Era, commented on the teachings of ancient Israel's prophets and shaped, as much as they were shaped by, prophecy. They commented on much of the Scriptural heritage and they made it their own. This collection of the Rabbinic comments on biblical books makes easily accessible the Rabbinic reading of the prophetic heritage and opens the way to the study of how normative Judaism responded to the challenge of the prophetic writings.
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Bridging Between Sister Religions

Author : Isaac Kalimi
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This collection honors Professor John T. Townsend through fresh essays on the interpretation of the common Jewish and Christian Scripture – the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament – as well as its two off-shoots, Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament interpretation and Jewish-Christian relations.
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Habakkuk Jonah Nahum And Obadiah In Talmud And Midrash

Author : Jacob Neusner
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The Rabbis of classical Judaism, in the first six centuries of the Common Era, commented on the teachings of ancient Israel's prophets and shaped, as much as they were shaped by, prophecy. They commented on much of the Scriptural heritage and they made it their own. This collection of the Rabbinic comments on biblical books makes easily accessible the Rabbinic reading of the prophetic heritage and opens the way to the study of how normative Judaism responded to the challenge of the prophetic writings.
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The Rabbis And The Prophets

Author : Jacob Neusner
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This book shows how the Rabbis of late antiquity took over writings from what they recognized as ancient times and of divine origin and they re-presented selections of those writings in accord with their own project_s requirements, glossing clauses of the prophetic Scriptures but not whole, propositional discourses.
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