Zev Farber's Images of Joshua in the Bible and Their Reception (Beihefte PDF

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.

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J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus's Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets: The Seven Holy PDF

By J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus

The religious teachings of Israel’s biblical prophetesses from a kabbalistic viewpoint

• 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.

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John J. Collins's The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature (Oxford PDF

By John J. Collins

Apocalypticism arose in old Judaism within the final centuries BCE and performed an important function within the upward push of Christianity. it's not simply of historic curiosity: there was a becoming wisdom, particularly because the 2001 terrorist assaults at the usa, of the superiority of apocalyptic ideals within the modern global. to appreciate those ideals, it will be significant to understand their advanced roots within the historical global, and the multi-faceted personality of the phenomenon of apocalypticism.

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.

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Steven Leonard Jacobs,Paul R. Bartrop Center for Judaic 's Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam PDF

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

Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam is the 1st selection of essays via well-known students essentially within the box of non secular reports to handle this well timed subject. as well as theoretical considering either faith and genocide and the connection among the 2, those authors examine the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the Sudan from their very own certain vantage aspect. In so doing, they provide a far wanted extra contribution to the continuing conversations proffered via historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, and criminal students relating to prevention, intervention, and punishment.

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Download e-book for kindle: Anti-Judaismus: Eine andere Geschichte des westlichen by David Nirenberg,Martin Richter

By David Nirenberg,Martin Richter

Anti-Judaismus gilt als eine irrationale Abweichung vom westlichen Denkweg hin zu Freiheit, Toleranz und Fortschritt. David Nirenberg zeigt demgegenüber in seinem aufsehenerregenden Buch anhand zahlreicher - oft erschreckender - Belege von der Antike bis heute, dass die Distanzierung vom Judentum zum Kern des westlichen Denkens und Weltbilds gehört. Die Alten Ägypter verachteten ihre jüdischen Nachbarn als Fremde, die das Land angeblich im Dienste der Perser, Griechen oder Römer unterwanderten. Für die frühen Christen und Muslime waren die Juden Feinde der von Jesus oder Mohammed verkündeten Wahrheit. Spanische Inquisitoren strebten ebenso wie protestantische Reformatoren danach, ein heimliches Judentum aufzudecken und zu zerstören, von dem sie die Christenheit bedroht sahen. Die Aufklärung räumte mit diesem Feindbild keineswegs auf. Voltaire bekämpfte in Gestalt der Juden den Aberglauben, Kant die selbstverschuldete Unmündigkeit und Marx das Privateigentum. Die Gegner mit Juden zu identifizieren hat auch ohne reale Juden funktioniert. Aber immer wieder waren Juden (und nicht nur sie) reale Opfer eines Anti-Judaismus, der die Geschichte des Westens wie ein roter Faden durchzieht.

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Download PDF by Johannes Gerloff: Verflucht und von Christus getrennt: Israel und die

By Johannes Gerloff

Gilt die Erwählung des jüdischen Volkes noch? Wie stehen Christen zu Israel? Johannes Gerloff geht in seiner Auslegung von Römer nine bis eleven den theologischen Fragen um Israel nach. Mit teilweise überraschenden Erkenntnissen beleuchtet er die Gedankengänge des Paulus, wobei auch die aktuelle scenario im Nahen Osten zum Tragen kommt.

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New PDF release: Maps and Meaning: Levitical Models for Contemporary Care

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.

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Read e-book online The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest PDF

By David A. deSilva

Jews have occasionally been reluctant to assert Jesus as one in all their very own; Christians have usually been reluctant to recognize the measure to which Jesus' message and project have been at domestic amidst, and formed via, the Judaism(s) of the second one Temple interval. In The Jewish academics of Jesus, James, and Jude David deSilva introduces readers to the traditional Jewish writings often called the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and examines their formative impression at the teachings and venture of Jesus and his half-brothers, James and Jude. wisdom of this literature, deSilva argues, is helping to bridge the perceived hole among Jesus and Judaism whilst Judaism is known in simple terms by way of the Hebrew Bible (or ''Old Testament''), and never as a dwelling, starting to be physique of religion and practice.

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.

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Mitchell Hart's Jewish Blood: Reality and metaphor in history, religion and PDF

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.

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