The woman who named God : Abraham's dilemma and the birth of by Charlotte Gordon

By Charlotte Gordon

Explores the biblical tale of Abraham and his better halves opposed to a backdrop of occasions that marked the origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and considers how their tale bargains perception into ongoing conflicts among the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. 1 Beginnings three -- 2 Lekh Lekha thirteen -- three Hebrews 21 -- four Sacrifices 32 -- five attractive girl forty-one -- 6 Rape within the Palace fifty one -- 7 conflict sixty three -- eight Dinner with Jesus 70 -- nine Silences seventy five -- 10 Trembling ahead of God eighty two -- eleven Covenant of the elements ninety -- 12 Sarai's Proposition ninety eight -- thirteen Do together with her as you'll one zero five -- 14 Hagar and the barren region a hundred and fifteen -- 15 The good 122 -- sixteen A moment Concubine a hundred thirty -- 17 Naming God 138 -- 18 Ishmael one hundred forty four -- 19 El Shaddai 151 -- 20 Sarah and God 159 -- 21 God the daddy 168 -- 22 Circumcision 177 -- 23 the controversy 189 -- 24 Gerar and a Cave 201 -- 25 Incest 214 -- 26 Laughter 220 -- 27 Exile 231 -- 28 Mount Moriah 242 -- 29 The cherished Son 256 -- 30 The demise of Sarah 266 -- 31 Burial and undertaking 277 -- 32 Coming domestic 291 -- 33 Hinneni 299

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Die frühen Sammlungen des Zwölfprophetenbuches: Entstehung by Jakob Wöhrle

By Jakob Wöhrle

Eine Studie zur Entstehung des exilischen Vierprophetenbuches (Hos; Am; Mi; Zef), des Haggai-Sacharja-Korpus und der Einarbeitung des Joelbuches in das exilische Vierprophetenbuch.

This quantity is a learn of the genesis of the ebook of the 4 Prophets (Hos., Am., Mi., Zp) from the time of exile, the Haggai-Zechariah-Corpus and the combination of the e-book of Joel into the ebook of the 4 Prophets from the time of exile.

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A Buddhist Bible by Dwight Goddard

By Dwight Goddard

It is a pre-1923 ancient replica that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage was once carried out on each one of those books in an try and get rid of books with imperfections brought by means of the digitization procedure. even though we've made most sensible efforts - the books could have occasional error that don't hamper the studying adventure. We think this paintings is culturally very important and feature elected to carry the e-book again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the protection of published works all over the world. this article refers back to the Bibliobazaar version.

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Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel by Dr Iain Duguid

By Dr Iain Duguid

This article explores the attitudes expressed within the booklet of Ezekiel in the direction of a few of the varied management teams inside Judean society: the monarchy, the monks and Levites, the prophets, and the lay readership (including z qenim, sarim and different ruling classes). the writer advances the view that there's a coherent and attached perspective taken towards those management teams in the course of the booklet: these singled out for the main reproach in Ezekiel's critique of the previous are marginalized in his plan for the long run, whereas those that break out blame are assigned positions of honour. it's not easily a question of tinkering with the prestige of a unmarried staff in society, yet particularly a thorough and whole restructuring, designed to prevent repetition of the sins of the earlier.

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Judgement and Salvation: The Composition and Redaction of by Jan A Wagenaar

By Jan A Wagenaar

This quantity bargains with the redaction historical past of the e-book of Micah vis-a-vis the alternation of the oracles of judgement and the oracles of salvation in chapters 2-5. the 1st a part of the publication bargains a quick dialogue of an important hypotheses to account for the alternation of doom and desire which were recommend over the past 3 or 4 a long time: the composition version, the discussion version and the redaction-historical version. the second one a part of the booklet deals an in depth examine of the textual content of Micah 2-5 by means of a radical research of the shape and literary improvement of the person pericopes. The learn is concluded through a clean presentation of the redaction background of the publication of Micah.

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Absorbing perfections: Kabbalah and interpretation by Moshe Idel

By Moshe Idel

During this dialogue of Kabbalah - from the magical developments of medieval Judaism to fashionable Hasidism - Moshe Idel considers diversified visions of the character of the sacred textual content and of the easy methods to interpret it. he's taking as a place to begin the truth that the post-biblical Jewish international misplaced its geographical centre with the destruction of the temple and so was once left with a textual centre, the Holy booklet. Idel argues text-oriented faith produced language-centred types of mysticism. by contrast heritage, the writer demonstrates how quite a few Jewish mystics amplified the content material of the Scriptures on the way to comprise every thing: the realm, or God, for instance. hence the textual content turns into an important realm for contemplation, and the translation of the textual content often turns into an come across with the inner most geographical regions of truth. Idel delineates the actual hermeneutics belonging to Jewish mysticism, investigates the revolutionary filling of the textual content with secrets and techniques and hidden degrees of that means, and considers intimately a number of the interpretive concepts had to decodify the arcane dimensions of the textual content.

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The Status of Women in Jewish Tradition by Isaac Sassoon

By Isaac Sassoon

So much historic societies have been patriarchal in outlook, yet no longer all patriarchies are both condescending towards girls. Impelled via the gnawing query of no matter if the inferiority of girls is fundamental to the Torah's imaginative and prescient, Sassoon units out to figure out the place the Bible, the Talmud, and comparable literature, specially the useless Sea Scrolls, take a seat in this continuum of patriarchal condescension. in fact, there are a number of voices in either Biblical and Talmudic literature, yet extra fantastic is how divergent those voices are. a few issues of view appear rationale at the disenfranchisement and domestication of ladies, while others end up to be now not a ways wanting egalitarian. reviews that downplay the applicability of the Biblical commandments to ladies and that strongly deprecate Torah learn by means of ladies emerge from this research as arguably not more than the perspectives of an extremely vocal minority.

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The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism: Analects and by Chongsan, Bongkil Chung

By Chongsan, Bongkil Chung

The 1st English translations of the writings of Chongsan (1900–62), who codified the valuable doctrines of received Buddhism. gained Buddhism emerged in early twentieth-century Korea after a protracted interval of anti-Buddhist repression. it's a syncretic culture, a kind of Buddhism strongly encouraged via the Choson dynasty’s Neo-Confucian moral historical past and through Daoism. looking to bring sentient beings from agony and to create a simply and moral international, received Buddhism stresses sensible software of the dharma and repair. It bargains a imaginative and prescient of individuals as one kin, morally perfected. This booklet offers the 1st English translations of the writings of Chongsan (1900–62), the second one dharma grasp of received Buddhism, who codified the hot religion’s significant doctrines. The translations right here contain Chongsan’s dialogue of Buddha-nature, defined as a mind-seal and symbolized by way of the Irwonsang (a unitary circle); his synthesis of Confucian ethical and political courses with Buddhist notions of emancipation from beginning and loss of life; and his expositions on understanding the proper of each person as one family members. “Chung’s booklet is a vital addition to the small present oeuvre at the received Buddhist culture of Korea. this can be a chic, available, and punctiliously annotated translation of a seminal work.” — Robert Buswell, editor of Religions of Korea in perform Bongkil Chung is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Florida overseas collage. His books comprise The Scriptures of received Buddhism: A Translation of the Wonbulgyo Kyojon with advent and An advent to gained Buddhism

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