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Analecta Gorgiana

Analecta Gorgiana is a collection of long essays and short monographs which are consistently cited by modern scholars but previously difficult to find because of their original appearance in obscure publications. Carefully selected by a team of scholars based on their relevance to modern scholarship, these essays can now be fully utilized by scholars and proudly owned by libraries.

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Jewish and Christian Apocalypses

The Schweich Lectures 1913
ISBN: 978-1-59333-664-6
In this time of intense apocalyptic interests, Burkitt’s study of extra-biblical apocalypses will shed some light. Burkitt is known for his work in early Christianity, and he is well-equipped to deal with this difficult issue. These Schweich Lectures of 1913 address the book of Enoch, minor Jewish and early Christian apocalypses, especially the Ascension of Isaiah.
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The Jews in the Works of the Church Fathers

Sources for Understanding the Agaddah
ISBN: 978-1-59333-883-1
In this stellar study of what the works of select patristic authors (Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Eusebius Ephraem, and Jerome) reveal about the Aggadah, Samuel Krauss offers an insightful and provocative reading of the sources.
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The Jews in Persia

Their Books and Practice
ISBN: 978-1-59333-882-4
This essay provides a detailed description of each manuscript the author acquired during this sojourn among the Jews of Persia. A discussion of the rituals of the Jewish people which the author met offers great insight into their liturgical life.

The Songs of the Return (Psalms 120-134)

A Critical Commentary with Historical Introduction, Translation and Indexes
ISBN: 978-1-59333-890-9
Appended to this thesis is a short work, which stood in place of a proposed work on the precise topic of Stevens’ thesis. The shorter piece, by Professor Paul Haupt focuses specifically on Psalm 130.

History of the Printed Editions of the Old Testament

ISBN: 978-1-59333-891-6
Offering a comprehensive study of the history of the recensions of the Hebrew Bible down to the author’s day, this essay provides the reader with a veritable genealogy of the different versions of the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Medieval Legend of Judas Iscariot

Its History and Diffusion
ISBN: 978-1-59333-888-6
Professor Baum provides the reader with an in depth study of the Life of Judas the Betrayer, which obviously mirrors the story of Oedipus, and its various recensions, as well as a study of the English ballad of Judas Iscariot.
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The Book of Nahum

Translation, Commentary, Notes and Edited Text
ISBN: 978-1-59333-885-5
Presenting an original translation with introduction and commentary as well as an edited Hebrew text along with critical notes, this is an excellent resource for the study of the book of Nahum, both for the layperson and the scholar.
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Samaritan Pentateuch Manuscripts

Two First-Hand Accounts
ISBN: 978-1-59333-892-3
The three essays in this volume address the physical, historical and literary features of what were at the time two of the very earliest clearly datable manuscripts of the Pentateuch known to exist.
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The Septuagint Text of Hosea Compared with the Massoretic Text

ISBN: 978-1-59333-889-3
This essay takes a text critical approach to the comparison between the Septuagint and Massoretic texts of Hosea. Its reproduction seems timely as Septuagint studies have seen increased interest in recent times.

The Book of Micah

Translation, Commentary, Notes and Edited Text
ISBN: 978-1-59333-884-8
This work is a compilation of two articles by Professor Haupt on the book of Micah. Together, these articles provide an excellent resource for the study of the book of Micah, both for the layperson and the scholar.
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The Book of Canticles

Translation, Commentary, Notes and Edited Text
ISBN: 978-1-59333-887-9
This work is a compilation of three articles by Professor Haupt on the Book of Canticles, also known as the Song of Songs. It is an excellent resource for study, both for the layperson and the scholar.
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The Barlaam and Josaphat Legend in the Ancient Georgian and Armenian Literatures

ISBN: 978-1-59333-880-0
This work focuses on the literary and textual concerns of the Georgian and Armenian recensions of the Barlaam and Josaphat legend, and provides translations of all that remains of the Georgian text and the relevant Armenian parallels.

Megillat Taanit as a Source for Jewish Chronology and History in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods

ISBN: 978-1-59333-879-4
Zeitlin’s masterful work supplies the Megillat Taanit’s text and a translation as well as a deft reading of this source’s utility for the history of the Jews from the Maccabees to the Great Revolt.
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A Concise Introduction
ISBN: 978-1-59333-881-7
This work is an excellent, concise history of the development of the Zoroastrian religion. Special attention is given to the historical development of the religion from monotheism to a dualistic system, with particular emphasis on ethical and eschatological teachings.
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The Syriac Versions of the Categories of Aristotle

ISBN: 978-1-59333-852-7
The role of medieval Syriac scholars in the translation, and thus preservation, of classical literature cannot be underestimated. Gottheil provides all of the extant Syriac texts of the translation of Aristotle’s Categories, and a brief introduction.

The Early Syriac Lectionary

ISBN: 978-1-59333-878-7
This piece provides an introduction, translation and commentary to a previously unstudied lectionary text, which provides deeper insight into early liturgical practice and the conception of the canon; and includes an index of the lessons according to books of Scripture.

Shmona, Guria and Habib Edessan Martyrs

Texts and Translations with Notes and Commentary
ISBN: 978-1-59333-873-2
In this book the Syriac texts along with translations of the tales of the martyrs are introduced by Professor Burkitt with a commentary focusing on the historicity of the different accounts.

The Tale of Euphemia and the Goth

Text and Translation with Notes and Commentary
ISBN: 978-1-59333-876-3
This book provides the Syriac text along with a translation of the tale of Euphemia and the martyrs’ deliverance of her from the Goth.
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Intermediaries in Jewish Theology

Memra, Shekinah, and Metatron
ISBN: 978-1-59333-875-6
A philological study of the usage of Memra, Shekinah, and Metatron in Tragumic and Cabbalistic literature that combats nineteenth century Christian attempts to read these as references to the Second or Third Persons of the Trinity.
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The Semitic Ishtar Cult

ISBN: 978-1-59333-851-0
Textual evidence regarding the ancient Near Eastern goddess Ishtar is carefully cataloged, transliterated and translated. This is a great resource for anyone interested in the languages and religions of the ancient Near East or Biblical Literature.
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The Emperor Julian and the Jews

ISBN: 978-1-59333-857-2
This study explores the Emperor Julian's actions in regards to the Jews, especially his advances toward rebuilding the Jewish Temple. It offers the reader an insight into an aspect of Julian’s reign not often examined by Christian historians.
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The Life of Al-Ghazzali

ISBN: 978-1-59333-863-3
Al-Ghazzali’s contributions to Muslim theology cannot be overestimated and Professor MacDonald brings to life the thoughts and experiences of this medieval theologian, philosopher, and mystic, with special attention to his religious experiences and opinions.
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Islam Corrects Judaism

The Polemics of a Thirteenth Century Jewish Convert
ISBN: 978-1-59333-862-6
Herein a 13th century Alexandrian Jewish convert to Islam records his understanding of the truth of Islam over Judaism. Dr. Sidney A. Weston edits, translates and comments on this text making it accessible to the scholar and enthusiast alike.
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Ascetic Strains in Early Judaism

ISBN: 978-1-59333-868-8
Reviewing the relevant Jewish and Christian literature the author demonstrates that though there is no mandate for ascetic practice within early Judaism, there is a deep respect there for an ascetic way of life.

Christian Demonology

ISBN: 978-1-59333-870-1
This work is concerned primarily with the treatment of the demonic within early Christian literature, but also incorporates evidence from various other world religions, especially early Judaism and paganism.