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The History of al-Tabari Vol. 3
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 3 (August 1991)
The Children of Israel
William M. Brinner - Translator

This volume continues the stories of the Israelite patriarchs and prophets who figured in Volume II, as well as of the semi-mythical rulers of ancient Iran. In addition to biblical, Qur'anic, and legendary accounts about Moses, Aaron, and the exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt; of the Judges, Samuel and Ezekiel; and of Saul, David, and Solomon, it includes a version of Iranian prehistory that emphasizes the role of Manuchihr (Manushihr in A...(Read More)
Like All the Nations?
Like All the Nations? (September 1987)
The Life and Legacy of Judah L. Magnes
William M. Brinner - Editor
Moses Rischin - Editor

This is the first study to examine the career of one of the most prominent American Zionists. Intellectually brilliant, socially and religiously committed, Judah Magnes was an inspiring speaker, reformer, and organizer. Sixteen leading American and Israeli scholars here focus their critical attention on the social, cultural, political, and theological themes central to Magnes’ life.

Contributors chronicle Magnes' lif...(Read More)
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2 (November 1986)
Prophets and Patriarchs
William M. Brinner - Translator

This volume records the lives and efforts of some of the prophets preceeding the birth of Mohammad. It devotes most of its message to two towering figures--Abraham, the Friend of God, and his great-grandson, Joseph. The story is not, however simply a repetition of Biblical tales in a slightly altered form, for Tabari sees the ancient pre-Islamic Near East as an area in which the histories of three different peoples are acted out, occasionally meetin...(Read More)
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