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Ishmael on the Border
Ishmael on the Border (July 2006)
Rabbinic Portrayals of the First Arab
Carol Bakhos - Author

Explores rabbinic views of Ishmael, the biblical figure seen as the first Arab.

Ishmael on the Border is an in-depth study of the rabbinic treatment of Abraham’s firstborn son, Ishmael. This book examines Ishmael’s conflicted portrayal over a thousand-year period and traces the shifts and nuances in his representation within the Jewish tradition before and after the emergence of Islam.

Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c.e., is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versio...(Read More)
 
 
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Vol. 3
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Vol. 3 (January 2001)
Peripatetic Parallels
Jacob Neusner - Author

Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.

Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c.e., is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versio...(Read More)
 
 
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Volume 2
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Volume 2 (January 2001)
Paltry Parallels: The Negligible Proportion and Peripheral Role of Free-Standing Compositions in Rabbinic Documents
Jacob Neusner - Author

Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.

Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c.e., is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versio...(Read More)
 
 
The 2001 Mathers Lecture 2001 Rosen Lecture, and Other Queen's University Essays in the Study of Judaism
The 2001 Mathers Lecture 2001 Rosen Lecture, and Other Queen's University Essays in the Study of Judaism (January 2001)
Jacob Neusner - Editor
Donald H. Akenson - Contributor
Herbert Basser - Contributor
Reena Basser - Contributor

A collection of lectures given at Queen’s University by academics in Judaic Studies.

Universities not only sustain scholarship, creating new knowledge and testing the old, but also shape culture. They do this by persuading scholars to address a broad audience with the results of rigorous learning. Lectures for a wide public form a principal means by which university professors shape the intellectual life. Th...(Read More)
 
 
The Book of Jewish Wisdom
The Book of Jewish Wisdom (January 2001)
The Talmud of the Well-Considered Life
Jacob Neusner - Editor
Noam M. M. Neusner - Editor

Presents parts of the Judaic tradition of wisdom, concentrating on the oral part of the Torah, represented by the documents of law and scriptural exegesis.

Out of the treasures of the religion set forth by the Torah, the religion world know as Judaism, come insights into the human condition—truths for the well-considered life—that everyone may share. Centuries of reflection upon the...(Read More)
 
 
The Incarnation of God
The Incarnation of God (January 2001)
The Character of Divinity in Formative Judaism
Jacob Neusner - Author

Examines the notion of divine incarnations as a central element of the portrait of God that came into focus through the Judaism of the dual Torah.

Advancing his monumental study of formative Judaism further, Jacob Neusner examines the notion of divine incarnations as a central element of the portrait of God that came into focus through the Judaism of the dual Torah. In dealing with his concept—which is obvi...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Jewish Theology
Understanding Jewish Theology (January 2001)
Classical Issues and Modern Perspectives
Jacob Neusner - Editor

Explores the religious experience of Judaism through the perceptions and teachings of ordinary Jews and the creative elite.

This book examines the religious experience of Judaism and comprehends both the perceptions of ordinary folks and the teachings of the creative elite–prophets, rabbis, philosophers, mystics, scholars, lawyers, and sages. To find out about the ordinary Jew one turns to the prayers he r...(Read More)
 
 
Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Eight
Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Eight (January 2000)
Why This, Not That?
Jacob Neusner - Author

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

This work both completes the project of which it is part and also stands on its own. It therefore is necessary to explain matters in their own terms and also to set the work into its context, both past and future. To state at the outset the thesis that I propose to demonstrate: in the Halakhic category-formations, each worked...(Read More)
 
 
Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Five
Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Five (January 2000)
Seder Tohorot
Jacob Neusner - Author

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

The hermeneutics that conveyed the rules of proper reading of the Halakhah formed out of occasional rules and conceptions a single, demonstrably cogent statement, one of entire integrity: a category-formation. The hermeneutics of all Halakhic texts of Rabbinic Judaism commences with the respective category-formations, seen wh...(Read More)
 
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