By Zev Farber
The important topic of the e-book is the connection among a hero or cultural icon and the cultures within which she or he is honored. On one hand, a hero can't stay a static personality if she or he is to entice diversified and dynamic groups. nevertheless, a standard icon should still hold a few uncomplicated gains for you to stay recognizable. Joshua son of Nun is an iconic determine of Israelite cultural reminiscence defined at size within the Hebrew Bible and commemorated in different non secular traditions. This publication makes use of Joshua as a try case. It tackles reception and redaction historical past, concentrating on the use and improvement of Joshua’s personality and the deployment of his numerous photographs within the narratives and texts of numerous spiritual traditions. i glance for continuities and discontinuities among traditions, in addition to cross-pollination and polemic. the 1st chapters examine Joshua’s portrayal in biblical literature, utilizing either synchronic (literary research) in addition to diachronic (Überlieferungsgeschichte and redaction/source feedback) methodologies. the opposite 4 chapters specialize in the reception historical past of Joshua in moment Temple and Hellenistic Jewish literature, within the medieval (Arabic) Samaritan e-book of Joshua, within the New testomony and Church Fathers, and in Rabbinic literature.
By J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus
• Explores the lives and symbolic value of 7 woman prophets: Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Chanah, Avigail, Chuldah, and Esther
• makes use of the gematria of Jewish metaphysics to illustrate that prophecy is a paranormal initiatory direction wherein Divine Will is made recognized, not just a device for telling the long run
• provides useful functions of kabbalistic teachings for non secular improvement
The seven prophetesses of Israel--Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Chanah, Avigail, Chuldah, and Esther--lived among 1800 and 350 BCE. Their mixed lives mirror a kabbalistic direction of non secular evolution that's as pertinent to our lives this present day because it was once for the biblical groups during which they lived.
From her reports of the Torah and classical gematria, Zohara Hieronimus exhibits that every prophetess is associated with a Sefirah at the kabbalistic Tree of lifestyles: from construction (Sarah) via studying right ethical motion (Devorah) to the promise of redemption and eventually resurrection (Esther). utilizing the tales in their lives and teachings, Hieronimus finds the connection of every prophetess to the seven days of the week, the seven sacred species of Israel, the human physique, and Jewish vacations and rituals.
This publication offers the kabbalistic teachings of those holy girls and what they show in regards to the initiatory direction of person improvement and redemption. The seven prophetesses exhibit that each individual has an element to play within the fix of the area, and Hieronimus offers a realistic set of maps and religious instructions for that journey.
By John J. Collins
The Oxford instruction manual of Apocalyptic Literature is a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism within the Judaic and Christian traditions. many of the quantity is dedicated to the apocalyptic literature of antiquity. Essays discover the connection among apocalypticism and prophecy, knowledge and mysticism; the social functionality of apocalypticism and its position as resistance literature; apocalyptic rhetoric from either historic and postmodern views; and apocalyptic theology, concentrating on phenomena of determinism and dualism and exploring apocalyptic theology's position in historical Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism.
The ultimate chapters of the quantity are dedicated to the appropriation of apocalypticism within the smooth international, reviewing the function of apocalypticism in modern Judaism and Christianity, and extra extensively in pop culture, addressing the more and more studied relation among apocalypticism and violence, and discussing the connection among apocalypticism and trauma, which speaks to the underlying motives of the recognition of apocalyptic ideals. This quantity will additional the knowledge of an important non secular phenomenon too frequently pushed aside as alien and irrational by way of secular western society.
By Steven Leonard Jacobs,Paul R. Bartrop Center for Judaic Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University,Donald J. Dietrich,Mohammad Omar Farooq,Zev Garber,Leonard B. Glick,Stephen R. Haynes,Henry F. Knight,Leo Kuper,Paul Mojzes,James Fra
By David Nirenberg,Martin Richter
By Johannes Gerloff
By Nancy H. Wiener,Jo Hirschmann
Maps and which means is rooted within the authors’ event as clergy and chaplains and is appropriate to these trying to find a clean standpoint on biblical narratives concerning the position of the priest, sufferers, squaddies, and others who spend time “outside the camp.”
Drawing on assorted fields, from neuroscience to anthropology, the authors ponder the geographical, interpersonal, temporal, and non secular transitions contributors adventure after they flow “in” and “out of the camp” and the influence their time open air the camp has on kinfolk and group. they provide a distinct standpoint on self-care for caregivers of other disciplines who negotiate those transitions of their paintings. they usually discover the lives and transitions of sufferers and returning veterans.
Drawing on modern explorations of stigma, the authors increase communal questions with regards to healthcare, returning veterans, and incarcerated humans. They suggest a societal process that embraces the inevitability of life’s ebbs and move and that pulls maps to facilitate those journeys.
By David A. deSilva
Where our figuring out of early Judaism is proscribed to the faith mirrored within the Hebrew Bible, Jesus will seem extra as an interloper talking ''against'' Judaism and introducing extra that's novel. the place our figuring out of early Judaism can also be educated through the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, we are going to see Jesus and his half-brothers talking and interacting extra absolutely inside Judaism. via enticing serious matters during this comparative examine, deSilva produces a portrait of Jesus that's totally at domestic in Roman Judea and Galilee, and maybe an evidence for why those extra-biblical Jewish texts endured to be preserved in Christian circles.
By Mitchell Hart
This e-book bargains with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, genuine and metaphorical. focusing on the that means or value of blood in Judaism, the e-book strikes this hugely arguable topic clear of its conventional concentration, exploring how Jews themselves interact with blood and its position in Jewish identification, ritual and tradition.
With contributions from prime students within the box, the e-book brings jointly a variety of views and covers groups in old Israel, Europe and the US, in addition to all significant eras of Jewish background: biblical, Talmudic, medieval and smooth. supplying historic, spiritual and cultural examples starting from the "Blood Libel" via to the poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg, this quantity explores the deep continuities in inspiration and perform relating to blood. furthermore, it examines the continuities and discontinuities among Jewish and Christian principles and practices regarding blood, a lot of which expand into the trendy, modern interval. The chapters examine not just the Jewish and Christian interplay, however the interplay among Jews and the person nationwide groups to which they belong, together with the complicated appropriation and rejection of ecu principles and photographs undertaken via a few Zionists, after which by means of the country of Israel.
This broad-ranging and multidisciplinary paintings should be of curiosity to scholars of Jewish experiences, historical past and Religion.