|978-1-4632-0286-6||Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870)
|Who is afraid of the rhetor?|
By Yosef Z. Liebersohn
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 16)
This book concentrates on the conversation between Socrates and Gorgias which takes place in the first part of Plato's Gorgias. Scholars have tended to concentrate on the following two conversations held by Socrates with Polus and, especially, with Callicles. This first, relatively short, conversation is usually taken to be a kind of preface coming before Plato's 'real' philosophy. The present study challenges this assumption, arguing that the conversation between Socrates and Gorgias actually anticipates the message of the whole dialogue, which concerns the essence of rhetoric and its implications.
|978-1-4632-0258-3||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-61143-333-3||Syriac, Syriac Studies Library,
|Self and Other|
By Kate V. M. Daniels
(Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 60)
Self and Other explores the complex dynamic between the individual and the collectivity, narrative and identity that define the short fiction of Yusuf al-Sharuni, pioneer of Arab literary modernism. With a range of translated extracts, Kate V.M. Daniels offers English-speaking readers an invaluable introduction to one of Egypt's greatest short story-writers.
|978-1-4632-0409-9||Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East (1935-6870)
|The United Holy Church of America|
By William C. Turner & Jr.
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 23)
This project was inspired by years of nurture and ministry in the church upon which the study focuses. With roots going back to the historic African American Church, it offers a window into early growth, the development of crucial theological positions, institutional development within the American Church of the twentieth century, and emerging patterns for worldwide Christianity in the twenty-first century. The struggle within this project is against a background of misunderstanding. Given the pejorative biases in earlier studies against African American Christianity in general, and Holiness-Pentecostalism in particular, a contest is under way for placement within the appropriate taxonomy.
|978-1-59333-362-1||Religion, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), American Christianity, Now in Paperback
|The Justification of Religious Faith in Soren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, and William James|
By Paul Sands
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 8)
This book examines the religious epistemologies of Søren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, and William James in the light of contemporary challenges to religious faith. They defended the right of persons to embrace religious beliefs that are not strictly warranted by empirical evidence and logical argumentation. Faith must not be hampered, they argued, by the demands of reason narrowly conceived. Paul Sands notes, however, important differences in the way each relates faith to reason. Sands examines the religious epistemologies of Kierkegaard, Newman, and James in the context of two "givens" characteristic of early twenty-first century culture, namely, the intellectual hegemony of probabilism and the pluralization of the Western mind.
|978-1-4632-0401-3||Religion, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Ritual Dynamic Structure|
By Roy E. Gane
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 1)
The present work takes up the neglected quest for a theory of ritual and methodology of analysis that recognizes and traces the contours of ritual dynamic structure. The resulting fresh approach provides a controlled framework for interpreting rituals belonging to various cultures and for identifying bases of comparison between them. The first part builds a theory and definition of ritual and a corresponding methodology for analyzing specific rituals in terms of their activities and the meanings attached to those activities. The second part illustrates this methodology and its usefulness for comparative studies by applying it to ceremonies of cult purification in the ancient Near East.
|978-1-4632-0400-6||Religion, Ancient Near East, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Midrash and Legend|
By Joshua L. Moss
(Gorgias Studies in Judaism 9)
This study applies form criticism to the stories of the earliest rabbinic midrashim. The results shed light on the literary personalities of the individual midrash collections and the relationships of transmission in the tradition. These stories are of particular interest from an inter-religious and comparative literary point of view because New Testament studies have often referred to certain narratives in the gospels as "midrashic." The author sets forth, in positive terms, an understanding of what functions historical anecdotes serve in the tannaitic midrashim, along with a catalogue of the rhetorical conventions used to fulfill those functions.
|978-1-4632-0396-2||Religion, Gorgias Studies in Judaism (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Now in Paperback
|"Epistolarity" in the First Book of Horace's Epistles|
By Anna de Pretis
(Gorgias Studies in Classics 5)
De Pretis’s book focuses on the epistolary features of Horace’s First Book of Epistles, reading them from points of view related to the epistolary form: the weight of the addressee; the dialogue between literary genres; the poet's self-representation; temporality; and the power of the author. These issues also pertain to literature as such, since all literature can be regarded, to a certain degree, as "epistolary." But the extent and consistency with which the Epistles explore epistolary aspects, can only be explained in terms of their generic affiliation.
|978-1-4632-0393-1||Gorgias Studies in Classics (1935-6870)
|Healing in the Theology of Saint Ephrem|
By Aho Shemunkasho
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 1)
Ephrem, the most celebrated writer of the Syriac Church, presents a wide range of theological themes and images that are characteristic of fourth-century Syrian Christianity. A significant theme that no one has yet studied in Ephrem is the concept of sickness and healing. This book presents the significance of healing theology and the ways in which the healing of man - spiritually, mentally, and corporally - is highly valued by Ephrem. The main part of the book deals with the causes of spiritual sickness and the process of healing, and the way in which Ephrem places them in the divine history of salvation.
|978-1-4632-0390-0||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonean Culture|
By Jan-Eric Steppa
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 4)
This book deals with the works of the anti-Chalcedonian hagiographer, John Rufus, and traces the basic motives behind the opposition against the council of Chalcedon in the fifth century through an attempt to reconstruct a specific anti-Chalcedonian culture. As part of the eastern monastic culture, it considered itself a counter-culture guarding purity of ascetic conduct and orthodoxy from being defiled by the perverseness of the majority. Reading John Rufus' hagiography, we find ourselves in the midst of a cosmological warfare between good and evil, where the great heroes of the anti-Chalcedonian movement enter into history as God's warriors against the rebellion of demons and heretics.
|978-1-4632-0389-4||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|The Filioque Impasse |
By Michelle Coetzee
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 6)
A fascinating study of the underlying reasons for the disagreement over the clause “and the Son” in the Western version of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed, which contributed to the schism between Eastern and Western Christians. Coetzee argues that there has been a great deal of misunderstanding of the positions of each tradition by the other, partly due to the fact that East and West imbue certain key words, such as ‘person’ and ‘unity’, with different meanings which Coetzee believes come from different understandings of Hellenic philosophy. Against this backdrop, Coetzee sets about clearing up some of the misunderstandings.
|978-1-4632-0403-7||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology, Now in Paperback
|The Web of Religion and Science|
By Hanan Reiner
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 21)
Scholars from various fields of study have long dealt with the relationship between religion and science. This subject has found a particular expression in sociology. Sociologists and other scholars agree that even though religion and science can be seen as separate from each other, there are several commonalities between the two. The common ground between Bellah, Giddens, and Habermas – the meaningful position the Subject has/should have in constructing the social reality – brings to light a transition in the sociological theoretical arena, if we take into account the different theoretical roots of each scholar – Functionalism (Bellah), Positivism (Giddens), and Neo-Kantian (Habermas).
|978-1-4632-0398-6||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|978-1-61719-539-6||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Philosophy & Theology
|Adrian Fortescue and the Eastern Christian Churches|
By Anthony Dragani
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 19)
Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was recognized as one of England’s foremost authorities on Eastern Christianity and helped to shape the English-speaking world’s understanding of the Eastern Churches. This book is a critical examination of his writings on the subject, analyzing what he said about the Eastern Christian Churches and highlighting his insights into key questions. It focuses on Fortescue’s understanding of the schisms and his thoughts as to how reunion can come about. The book concludes by comparing Fortescue's perspective to later advances in theology and historical scholarship in order to ascertain the long-term accuracy of his writings.
|978-1-4632-0397-9||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Introduction to the Grammar of Hebrew Poetry in Byzantine Palestine|
By Michael Rand
(Gorgias Studies in Language and Linguistics 22)
This book investigates the interaction between grammatical norms and poetic technique on the basis of a corpus selected from the oeuvre of the payyetan Eleazar be-rabbi Qillir. As a basis for this investigation, a descriptive/comparative analysis of the Qillirian dialect is offered. The first portion of the work is a grammar devoted mainly to morphology and syntax. The second portion of the work is an investigation of the poetic norms, as well as rhetorical techniques employed by Qillir, together with an assessment of their impact on the grammar. The overall aim of the project is to design an analytical framework within which a self-conscious poetic dialect might be investigated.
|978-1-4632-0402-0||Linguistics, Byzantium, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Studies in Language and Linguistics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Man and the Theogony in the Lurianic Cabala|
By Daphne Freedman
(Gorgias Studies in Judaism 12)
Lurianic mythology represents an intensely personal view, in which earlier cabalistic symbolism is used to express new and original ideas. The lurianic corpus can be seen as a metaphor for a relation between man and the deity which is not yet fulfilled. The cabalistic myths of his sources express the reality of the relations of being in the lurianic corpus. The lurianic system seeks to reformulate the relation of man and god, concentrating on the way that the being of the deity is revealed in man.
|978-1-4632-0395-5||Gorgias Studies in Judaism (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Now in Paperback
|Antitheodicy, Atheodicy and Jewish Mysticism in Holocaust Theology|
By Daniel Osborn Garner
(Gorgias Studies in Judaism 57)
The Holocaust has provoked many different Jewish theological responses, yet upon closer inspection interesting commonalities can be observed between even seemingly antithetical thinkers. One of these common trends within Holocaust theology has been the rejection and replacement of traditional theodicies which explain and justify suffering, with responses centred on ideas of recovery, consolation and divine mystery. Another widespread, though largely unrecognized trend is use of Jewish mystical themes by Holocaust theologians. This study shows how the presence of Jewish mysticism can be explained, at least in part, by this post-Holocaust collapse of theodicy.
|978-1-4632-0394-8||Gorgias Studies in Judaism (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Genocide Studies, Now in Paperback
|Negotiating Island Identities|
By Ina Berg
(Gorgias Studies in Classics 31)
Negotiating Island Identities explores the history of interaction between Crete and the Cycladic islands from the late Middle to Late Bronze II periods when Minoan influence was at its peak. Based on a thorough investigation of pottery assemblages from key sites, the book advocates a rethink of established acculturation scenarios (such as “Minoanisation”) in relation to the Cycladic islands. Openness or closure towards outside influences was not predetermined by cultural, geographical or ecological variables but was socially constructed. Island communities could consciously fashion their worlds and make choices about the nature and degree of interaction with their neighbours.
|978-1-4632-0392-4||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classics (1935-6870), Archaeology, Now in Paperback
|978-1-4632-0121-0||Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Philosophy & Theology
|Simple and Bold|
By Kees den Biesen
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 26)
Ephrem the Syrian is known as one of the greatest Christian poets and as a unique author whose mode of thought is usually described as “symbolic.” In this work, Kees den Biesen explores the literary, intellectual, and theological mechanisms at work in Ephrem’s writings with the specific aim of identifying the exact nature of his “symbolic thought” and evaluating its contemporary relevance. Den Biesen elaborates a comprehensive approach that integrates a variety of methods into a genuinely theological methodology. He then proposes his own comprehensive understanding of the nature and merits of Ephrem’s symbolic thought.
|978-1-4632-0388-7||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|St. Cyril of Alexandria, A New Testament Exegete|
By Lois M. Farag
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 29)
This study portrays Cyril of Alexandria as exegete and theologian through an examination of his Commentary on the Gospel John. It begins with an attempt to place Cyril and his commentary within their context. This work argues that Cyril wrote his Commentary on the Gospel of John early in his writing career, almost a decade before becoming bishop. Cyril’s commentary on the Johannine Gospel reveals his exegetical method and his strong Trinitarian theology. The commentary also focuses on the nature and work of the Holy Spirit: the indwelling of the Spirit is the beginning of the newness of life.
|978-1-4632-0387-0||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|978-1-4632-0386-3||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|The Mark of Cain and the Jews|
By Lisa A. Unterseher
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 39)
This book examines the development of Augustine of Hippo’s theology of the Jewish people and Judaism. Formulating a typological association between the biblical figure of Cain and the Jews, he crafts a highly intricate theology that justifies and even demands the continuing presence of Jews and their religious practices in a Christian society. Such a theology emerges out of his highly original interpretation of Genesis 4:1–15 and yet mirrors and theologically justifies the reality of Jews and Judaism in the late Roman Empire.
|978-1-4632-0385-6||Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|Standing At Lyon|
By Elizabeth A. Goodine
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 25)
The suffering woman, Blandina, emerges as an archetypal figure of the martyrs of Lyon. This slave-woman ultimately arises to engage in battle with the powers of the Roman Empire. Through the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory and the writings of Michel Foucault the book explains the function of anxiety, and the dynamics at work in the system that result in the failure of Roman authority to use power to quell the rise of Christianity. The reactions of those who might appear to be the most powerful are essential in gifting power to this lowly slave.
|978-1-4632-0384-9||Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback
|978-1-4632-0383-2||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|978-1-4632-0382-5||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Scepticism and Ironic Correlations in the Joy Statements of Qoheleth?|
By William H. U. Anderson
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 44)
This book is a response to the popular counter-reading of Ecclesiastes in the 1980s and 90s as a book of “joy” (rather than a pessimistic book). It examines the seven “joy statements” of Qoheleth in the light of analogies with scepticism and the literary form of irony. Irony, like scepticism, has the function to induce doubt and questions. The joy statements of Qoheleth are likely analogous to expressions of complex irony—whereby what is said is both meant and not meant. This examination highlights the complexity of the biblical book—while demonstrating how unlikely the “joy reading” may be.
|978-1-4632-0372-6||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Teacher of Holiness|
By Maureen Beyer Moser
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 17)
This book, on the pneumatology of Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, illustrates the centrality of the Holy Spirit for his theological project. As both God's exitus into the world and humanity's reditus to God, the Spirit forms the crucial link between Origen's doctrine of God and his spiritual anthropology. Origen's images for the Holy Spirit, understood in the context of second century concepts of 'spirit,' convey the intersection of theology and anthropology in his thought. This book explores Origen's understanding of the multiplicity of spirits found in the Scriptures, with particular emphasis on the Holy Spirit as pivotal to God's outreach into the world.
|978-1-4632-0268-2||Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|"Blessed is He who has brought Adam from Sheol"|
By Thomas Buchan
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 13)
Buchan’s work is an examination of the theological use of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead in the works of Saint Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 C.E.). Ephrem's conception of Christ's descent to Sheol provides us with an important and distinctive vision of the significance of this salvific event. Ephrem's use of Semitic and non-Western poetic forms and structures as a mode of theological discourse, coupled with his preference for imagery and symbolism rather than definition, resulted in a variety of vivid depictions of Christ's descent to Sheol. The doctrine is shown to be an integral and multifaceted component of Ephrem's theology.
|978-1-4632-0267-5||Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
By Robert Lee Williams
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 16)
Early lists of bishops, identified by Walter Bauer as "literary propaganda," mark critical points in the development of the doctrine of the apostolic succession of bishops. This study delves into the political struggles surrounding the lists and the doctrine they served to define. Ecclesiastical politics in each case reflects the threat to the bishop's authority and clarifies the meaning of apostolic succession in the Church's development. This social history approach, examining the function of the literature within its historical circumstances, reveals how theology developed from politics. The development is as gripping politically as it is illuminating theologically.
|978-1-4632-0266-8||Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Wisdom at Qumran|
By Daryl Jefferies
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 3)
This study provides background on wisdom forms, the key Qumran sectarian texts, and wisdom studies related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. 4QInstruction includes poetic discourses, hymnic material, and short wisdom sayings and admonitions. A major focus is placed on the admonitions, which are discussed in terms of their structure, wisdom forms, and setting. The admonitions are expressed in biblical wisdom forms, showing a familiarity with and acceptance of traditional Hebrew wisdom, including a focus on traditional themes. Yet, when read from the sectarian perspective, 4QInstruction reinforces the guidelines and theology of the key Dead Sea Scroll documents.
|978-1-4632-0369-6||Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Exegesis in the Targum of Psalms|
By Timothy Edwards
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 28)
This volume illustrates how Targum Psalms creatively interprets selected psalms and how those interpretations relate to other Jewish and Christian traditions, including early translations of the psalms, rabbinic Midrashim, the New Testament and early Church Fathers. The study of these Psalms suggests viewing Targum Psalms as a creative partner in the world of biblical interpretation, as opposed to a compilation of already existing midrashic material. Edwards portrays the Targum as a link between the written and oral Torah that leads its readers on a path to tradition.
|978-1-4632-0381-8||Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870)
|A Call to Covenant Love|
By Jason S. DeRouchie
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 30)
Profound in its conclusions and targeted toward the exegete, this volume offers a clear method for establishing flow of thought, text hierarchy, and literary macrostructure in biblical Hebrew prose. The study contributes both to hermeneutical theory and to the study of Deuteronomy by arguing for the application of discourse linguistics alongside stylistic and semantic analysis in the interpretation of OT texts. It includes a brief literary-structural and theological commentary on Deuteronomy 5–11 that models the text grammatical approach and shows its benefits for exegesis.
|978-1-4632-0380-1||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|The Coups of Hazael and Jehu|
By D. Matthew Stith
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 37)
The Coups of Hazael and Jehu offers a narrative reconstruction of the events surrounding the rise of Hazael to the throne of Aram-Damascus and Jehu to the throne of Israel in the mid-eighth century. These near-simultaneous dynastic changes were parts of a major shift in the political, military, and economic structure of the Levant, which took place as the mighty armies of Assyria pushed into the region. The book argues that Jehu’s bloody overthrow of Joram and Hazael’s irregular seizure of power after the death of his predecessor were not independent events, but responses to the Assyrian threat.
|978-1-4632-0379-5||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Abortion and the Apostolate|
By Matthew W. Mitchell
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 42)
This book argues that it is the rejection of Paul’s claims to be an apostle in the same sense as the other apostles that ultimately underlies his “mission to the Gentiles.” This argument is advanced through a careful analysis of Paul’s references to his “conversion” in Galatians 1:15-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:8, paying particular attention to Paul’s evocative use of the language of abortion. The contextualization of this curious self-description in 1 Corinthians 15:8 draws upon a growing body of work concerning an area of ancient life that continues to fascinate and perplex moderns; the exposure of unwanted infants.
|978-1-4632-0377-1||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|The Dialogues of Jeremiah|
By Mitchel Modine
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 38)
An emerging consensus maintains that the exile was not as extensive as the Old Testament claims. However, that it held singular importance for the book of Jeremiah is beyond question. Modine argues that Jeremiah represents a range of options for understanding and responding to the events surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple. This volume reads the diverse contents of Jeremiah as a kind of dialogue between competing perceptions of the exile. The author argues that coherence is to be found precisely in the incoherent, as it reflects the communal trauma of exile.
|978-1-4632-0376-4||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Speaking on the Brink of Sheol|
By Bryan Howard Cribb; Foreword by Daniel I. Block
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 43)
Since its inception at the beginning of the twentieth century, form criticism has diminished in popularity and use in recent years. Bryan H. Cribb’s studies demonstrates that, if appropriately modified, form criticism still has much to add to Old Testament studies. Using a synchronic and inductive approach to the text, Cribb engages in a form critical study of nine “death stories” in the Old Testament. In so doing, he not only provides substantial support for the existence of this genre, but he also shows how remarkably fruitful such a study can be in revealing the messages of these accounts.
|978-1-4632-0375-7||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Drought, Famine, Plague and Pestilence|
By Warren C. Robertson
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 45)
This interdisciplinary study integrates textual analysis of the Hebrew Bible and comparable ancient Near Eastern material with social theory and archaeology in order to articulate the ancient Israelites' taken-for-granted understandings of natural disasters, their intellectual and theological challenges to those understandings, and their intellectual and theological reconstructions thereof.
|978-1-4632-0374-0||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Between Law and Narrative|
By Bernon P. Lee
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 51)
Aside from being the content of speeches by characters in narrative, how do passages of laws in the Pentateuch interact with the surrounding narratives? This book proposes that certain passages of law in Leviticus and Numbers offer direction for the interpretation of adjacent segments of narrative. This 'direction' may serve to emphasize select themes and concepts in narrative. Alternatively, it may misdirect readers, or suggest alternative options to more accessible interpretations for a stretch of narrative.
|978-1-4632-0373-3||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|A Redaction History of the Pentateuch Targums|
By Gudrun Elisabeth Lier
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 53)
This volume combines Targum studies with Judaic studies. The author assigns different Targums each to a respective particular “Sitz im Leben”, stressing the close connection between Targum and Midrash literature. She challenges the assumption that all extant Targums were compiled for the Synagogue. Instead, she suggests that Targum Onqelos might have fulfilled a function in the context of the early beth din and demonstrates that Pseudo-Jonathan can be linked with the rhetorical practices which abounded in later amoraic, educational circles.
|978-1-4632-0371-9||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Moses, David and the High Kingship of Yahweh|
By Michael G. McKelvey
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 55)
Has the Old Testament Psalter been purposefully arranged? Does this arrangement convey an overall message? This book enters into the growing discussion regarding the canonical arrangement of the Psalms by examining Book IV (Pss 90-106) and considering the book's overall theological and thematic message within the literary context of the Psalter. This volume argues that Psalms 90-106 have been purposely arranged as a rejoinder to the previous three books, in response to the rise and fall of Davidic kingship. This hypothesis is tested by examining how Psalms 90-106 may have been purposely organized as a collection.
|978-1-4632-0370-2||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|The Phoenician Solar Theology|
By Joseph Azize
(Gorgias Near Eastern Studies 15)
This book, the first study of its kind, contends that an authentic Phoenician solar theology existed, reaching back to at least the fifth or sixth century BCE. Through Azize’s examination, a portrait of a vibrant Phoenician tradition of spiritual thought emerges: a native tradition not dependent upon Hellenic thought, but related to other Semitic cultures of the ancient Near East, and, of course, to Egypt. In light of this analysis, it can be seen that Phoenician religion possessed a unique organizing power in which the sun, the sun god, life, death, and humanity, were linked in a profound system.
|978-1-4632-0269-9||Gorgias Near Eastern Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|978-1-59333-981-4||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)
|"YHWH Fights for Them!"|
By Charlie Trimm
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 58)
The divine warrior is an important motif in the Old Testament, leading many to study profitably the motif in its most prominent manifestations in poetic texts. This study builds on that foundation by examining the divine warrior in detail in the exodus narrative to construct a broader picture of the motif in the Old Testament.
|978-1-4632-0271-2||Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870)
|Engraved on Stone|
By Rony Feingold
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 7)
Cylinder seals were important instruments in the Ancient Near East, and were used in Mesopotamia from the beginning of the third millennium BCE to the fifth century BCE. This volume presents an analysis of 1000 cylinder seals (including 70 that are not yet published) from the Old Babylonian period, including the Isin and Larsa dynasties, and uses this analysis as well as data from written texts of the period to answer questions relating to the seal cutters and the production of the seals.
|978-1-4632-0167-8||Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|978-1-4632-0356-6||Religion, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)
|978-1-4632-0249-1||Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians|
Edited by Geoffrey Herman
(Judaism in Context 17)
The Sasanian Empire was home to many religious communities. It was also a place of meeting and transformation. The studies in this volume encompass a diverse array of topics concerning these religious communities inhabiting the Sasanian Empire. Some include the Roman East in their deliberations. Most, however, deal with the interaction of one or other religious community based in the Sasanian Empire with the dominant religion of the empire, Zoroastrianism.
|978-1-4632-0250-7||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Hebrew & Judaica
|978-1-4632-0279-8||Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Armenian Studies, Manuscript Studies
|A Comprehensive Grammar to Hammurabi’s Stele|
By M. E. J. Richardson
(Gorgias Handbooks )
This complete grammar of Code of Hammurabi is formally arranged and can be the basis for learning the rest of Akkadian grammar. Students of Biblical Hebrew or Arabic will find it a most convenient introduction to this sister language. The cuneiform text has been set out in columns opposite a phonetic transcription, thus enabling the comprehensive set of citations illustrating various points of Akkadian grammar to be easily checked within their wider linguistic context. This book, when used in conjunction with the author’s previous book “Hammurabi’s Laws”, makes it possible for a student to learn to read and understand the whole text of Hammurabi’s Stele.
|978-1-4632-0284-2||Linguistics, Ancient Near East, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
|978-1-61719-923-3||Linguistics, Syriac, Kiraz Historical Grammars Archive (1935-3162),
|978-1-61143-923-6||Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), , Central Asian Studies
|978-1-61143-878-9||Travel & Missionary, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), European Studies,
|978-1-61143-874-1||Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), European Studies, Central Asian Studies
|978-1-61143-076-9||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|978-1-4632-0257-6||Religion, Biblical Studies, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology
|978-1-4632-0262-0||Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846), Armenian Studies
|978-1-4632-0214-9||Eastern Christianity, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)
|978-1-4632-0238-5||Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
|978-1-4632-0264-4||Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)
|978-1-4632-0261-3||Religion, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica
|978-1-4632-0235-4||L'œuvre des grands savants syriacisants / Scholars of Syriac: Collected Works
|The Akitu Festival|
By Julye Bidmead
(Gorgias Near Eastern Studies 2)
The akitu festival is one of the oldest recorded religious festivals in the world, celebrated for several millennia throughout ancient Mesopotamia. Yet, the akitu was more than just a religious ceremony; it acted as a political device to ensure the supremacy of the king, the national god, and his capital city. Using tools of social anthropology and ritual analysis, this book presents a detailed reconstruction of the festival events and its attendant rituals to demonstrate how the festival became a propagandistic tool wielded by the monarchy and ruling classes. The akitu festival demonstrates the effectiveness of religion as a political tool.
|978-1-4632-0265-1||Ancient Near East, Gorgias Near Eastern Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|978-1-61719-890-8||Liturgy, Church History, Armenian Studies, Classics in the History of Early Christian Literature
|978-1-61143-287-9||Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Armenian Studies,
|978-1-4632-0188-3||Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Ascetical & Monastic
|978-1-4632-0236-1||Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East
|978-1-61143-102-5||Religion, Coptic & Egyptian Studies
|978-1-61143-896-3||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Manuscript Studies
|Les Langues et les Littératures Araméennes|
By J.-B. Chabot
(Syriac Studies Library 2)
Jean Baptiste Chabot, who produced works like Synodicon Orientale, surveys the different branches of the Aramaic Aramaic languages and their extant literature in theology, science, and history, as well as inscriptions at archaeological sites. Chabot demonstrates his expertise in the field, drawing from sources as diverse as the Samaritan Bible and the Talmud, Oriental Christianity, Babylon and Mesopotamia. Originally written in 1910, it will still be of interest to scholars in the fields of Aramaic, linguistics, Syriac studies and Eastern Christianity.
|978-1-61143-011-0||Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Syriac Studies Library
|978-1-4632-0229-3||Linguistics, Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (2165-2600)
|978-1-61143-471-2||Ancient Near East,
|978-1-61143-348-7||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Liturgy, Abrohom Nuro Library
|978-1-61719-460-3||Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library
|Conversos in the Responsa of Sephardic Halakhic Authorities in the 15th Century|
By Dora Zsom
(Perspectives on Society and Culture 1)
This volume presents a systematic and detailed elaboration of the halakhic (legal) decisions written by five of the most important authors who wrote responsa concerning conversos between the years 1391 and 1492. The expulsion was an event that radically changed the perspectives of the Iberian conversos. The halakhic authorities were confronted with an absolutely new situation, in which they had to reformulate their position towards the conversos. This volume presents all the responsa written in connection with conversos by Isaac b. Sheshet Perfet, Simeon b. ?ema? Duran and his descendants: Solomon b. Simeon Duran, ?ema? b. Solomon Duran and Simeon b. Solomon Duran.
|978-1-4632-0239-2||Perspectives on Society and Culture
|978-1-61143-316-6||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Kiraz References Archive (1937-3287),
|978-1-61719-831-1||Ancient Near East, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|Victorian Images of Islam|
By Clinton Bennett
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 5)
Victorian perceptions of Islam were not monochrome; some saw beyond stereotypical images, others reproduced them. In this study, the accounts of six Victorians outline the contrast of the two perceptions. It suggests that presuppositions, not encounters per se, determine how we see cultural and religious others.
|978-1-60724-673-2||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Islamic Studies
|978-1-61143-336-4||Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
By David Marcus
(Texts and Studies 10)
This book presents a detailed analysis of the Aramaic mnemonics, those short witty sentences written in Aramaic as memory aids in the margins of one of the oldest extant biblical Hebrew manuscripts, the Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). The material is presented in clear, user-friendly charts. Each mnemonic is set alongside the Hebrew verses it represents. This book demonstrates the ingenuity of the Masoretes in their grand endeavor to preserve the text of the Hebrew Bible precisely in the form that it had reached them.
|978-1-61143-904-5||Linguistics, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Hebrew & Judaica, Manuscript Studies
|978-1-61719-452-8||Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library
|978-1-4632-0248-4||Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|978-1-4632-0247-7||Eastern Christianity, Pro Oriente Studies in the Syriac Tradition, Assyrian Studies, Modern
|978-1-60724-898-9||Syriac, Patristics, Church History, Syriac Studies Library
|978-1-60724-897-2||Syriac, Patristics, Syriac Studies Library
|978-1-61143-832-1||Eastern Christianity, Kiraz Classic Archaeological Reprints (1935-4401), , Central Asian Studies
|978-1-61719-463-4||Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library
|978-1-61143-963-2||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
By Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 1)
This volume contains papers from the First International Congress on Eastern Christianity held in Córdoba, Spain, November 2005. The encounter of medieval Christian writers with several linguistic traditions through the Middle Ages produced one of the most important branches of Middle Eastern literature. This encounter not only changed the nature of the respective writings throughout time, but also influenced considerably the development of the legacies transmitted by the writers and the scholars of various Eastern Christian churches.
|978-1-59333-610-3||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
|Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels|
By P. J. Williams
(Texts and Studies 2)
Although scholars have often made inferences about the Greek texts that lay behind the Old Syriac and Peshitta versions of the Gospels, very few have ever attempted to formulate systematic rules for such inferences. This volume investigates a wide range of textual phenomena and formulates clear and simple rules for the use of Syriac texts as witnesses to the underlying Greek. It becomes possible to uncover errors that have accumulated during the evolution of the Greek New Testament textual apparatus. Williams argues these errors generally stem from the unjustified use of Syriac witnesses.
|978-1-59333-096-5||Texts and Studies (1935-6927)
|Collected Papers in Greek and Georgian Textual Criticism|
By Neville Birdsall
(Texts and Studies 3)
This volume collects together for the first time the most influential papers of the late scholar of Georgian and New Testament textual critic, J. Neville Birdsall. Professor Birdsall wrote on Greek witnesses to the New Testament text, the Georgian version of the New Testament, palaeography, patristics, and the theory of textual criticism. The collection fully demonstrates the author’s standing as one of the most learned and wide-ranging New Testament textual scholars of modern times.
|978-1-59333-098-9||Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Patristics
|Scribal Habits of Codex Sinaiticus|
By Dirk Jongkind
(Texts and Studies 5)
Codex Sinaiticus is one of the oldest, famous, and most important manuscripts of the Bible. At least three scribes copied the text manually, and they were faced with many decisions: What do I do when I spot an error in the text I just copied? What is the right spelling of this word? Is it time for a new paragraph? This book studies a variety of textual and non-textual phenomena in Codex Sinaiticus. We discover more about this important biblical manuscript as well as the individuals with their own habits, qualities, and skill levels who produced it.
|978-1-59333-422-2||Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927)
|A Short Introduction to the Tiberian Masoretic Bible and its Reading Tradition|
Second Edition: By Geoffrey Khan
(Gorgias Handbooks )
This book is intended to provide a quick introductory overview of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition of the Hebrew Bible and its background. It was this tradition that produced the great Masoretic codices of the Middle Ages, which form the basis of modern printed editions of the Hebrew Bible. Particular prominence is given to the multi-layered nature of the Masoretic tradition. The volume contains a section describing the Tiberian reading tradition, which is essential for a correct understanding of the vocalization system.
|978-1-4632-0246-0||Biblical Studies, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica, Medieval Studies
|From Anglo-First-Wave towards American Second-Wave Jewish Feminism|
By Luke Devine
(Judaism in Context 9)
This book completely redefines our understanding of fin de siècle Anglo-Jewish author Amy Levy and her writing. Demonstrating that Levy’s writing is less anti-Judaic and more profoundly influenced by the religious concerns of classical German Reformism, Luke Devine's innovative approach reveals that Levy's writing constitutes a genre whose female subjectivity evinces a concern for justice and authority that prefigures numerous aspects of Second-Wave Jewish feminist theory and its spiritual and theological underpinnings.
|978-1-61719-915-8||Religion, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Women's Studies, Hebrew & Judaica
|Language and Textual History of the Syriac Bible|
By Jan Joosten
(Texts and Studies 9)
The Syriac Bible is a fascinating field to which too little research has been devoted. In the present volume, Jan Joosten gathers a number of pilot studies, published in various journals and collective volumes, shedding light on the Syriac Old Testament, New Testament, and the relation between them. A number of studies advance the claim that the Old Syriac and Peshitta gospels preserve echoes of an Aramaic gospel tradition that gives independent access to the earliest, oral traditions on the life and teaching of Jesus.
|978-1-61143-891-8||Religion, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927)
By Rubens Duval
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 35)
Despite having been written over a century ago, the 3rd edition of Rubens Duval's History of Syriac Literature remains one of the best - and most readable - introductions to Syriac literature. This edition provides the first English translation of the work, translated by Olivier Holmey.
|978-1-61143-962-5||Syriac, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
|978-1-4632-0244-6||Syriac, Journals, Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (1499-6367)
|978-1-4632-0241-5||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob