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Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field studying Jews and Judaism in all of their geographical, cultural, social, economic, historical, political, religious, and linguistic contexts, from Late Antiquity through the modern period. The Judaism in Context series features monographs and edited collections that traverse the wide landscape of Jewish Studies.

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"Tikkun": The Spinozian Challenge in Rav Kook's Writings

The Spinozian Challenge in Rav Kook's Writings
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4121-6
Nahir’s monograph examines the complex relationship of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (Rav Kook) to the Spinozian challenge. Rav Kook’s writings adopt a pantheistic outlook while simultaneously innovating a new framework, which seeks to present a rationalist alternative to the pantheism of Spinoza that can also be reconciled with an Orthodox Jewish viewpoint.
$139.00

She Opens Her Hand to the Poor

Gestures and Social Values in Proverbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4045-5
While scholarship on nonverbal communication in the Hebrew Bible has traditionally focused on ritual dress, postures of worship, and related topics, there exist a number of non-ritual gestures in the text for which we have little understanding, such as occur in the book of Proverbs. As the premier source for moral pedagogy in the Hebrew Bible, Proverbs contains a number of gestures that, when properly interpreted, enhance an understanding of social values in ancient Israel. To aid in the process of decoding these literary features, Jones examines Ugaritic, Akkadian, Egyptian, and Sumerian texts, identifying similar gestures and anatomical idioms and how they are variously interpreted in their respective contexts. Though the particular religious and cultural systems of these neighboring entities are distinct, their ideology of social values—values imbedded in the fabric of daily life and indicative of the universally shared experience of all communities—comes to the fore through the medium of gesture.
$57.00

Gender in Jewish Studies

Proceedings of the Sherman Conversations 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4056-1
Volume 13 of Melilah, an interdisciplinary electronic journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.
$36.00

Second Slayings

The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Memory
Series: Judaism in Context 24
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4026-4
In Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Memory, David N. Gottlieb explores the decisive - and, until now, under-appreciated - influence exerted on Jewish memory by the Akedah, the Binding of Isaac narrative in the Book of Genesis. Through the lenses of hermeneutics, literary and social theory, and history, Gottlieb reveals the ways in the Akedah narrative models the act of interpretation as a means of recovery from and commemoration of crisis - a strategy that has penetrated every aspect and era of Jewish life.
$57.00

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures XI

Comprising the Contents of Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, vol. 14
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0749-6
This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in volume 14 (2014) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
$126.00

Torah is a Hidden Treasure

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature
Series: Judaism in Context 22
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4078-3
The chapters in Torah is a Hidden Treasure pertain to authorship in Seder Eliyahu Rabba and Pirqe deRabi Eliezer, natural law and Israel’s statutes, Masorah and midrash, as well as a definition of midrash. The Hebrew Bible and midrash is researched in the interpretation of Israelite tribes, the Ten Commandments and the Covenant Code, and in Rashbam’s Bible commentary and its exegetical devices.
$79.80

Women in Drag

Gender and Performance in the Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Literature
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0716-8
From Jael’s tent peg to Judith’s sword, biblical interpreters have long recognized the power of the "lethal women" stories of the Hebrew Bible and related literature. The tales of Jael and Judith, female characters who assassinate enemy commanders, have fascinated artists, writers, and scholars for centuries, no doubt partly because of the gender of the characters doing the killing. Tamber-Rosenau presents the first systematic study, both text-centered and deeply engaged with a variety of queer-theoretical frameworks, of the motif of the woman-turned-warrior in ancient Jewish literature. Through analysis from queer-theoretical perspectives and comparison with Ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman literature, Women in Drag shines new light on three strong female characters from the Hebrew Bible and the early days of Jewish literature.
$57.00

Jewish and Roman Law (volume 2)

A Comparative Study
By Boaz Cohen; Introduction by Natalie B. Dohrmann
Series: Judaism in Context 21
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0758-8
This work is volume 2 of Boaz Cohen’s collected articles, with a new introduction by rabbinics scholar Natalie B. Dohrmann.
$36.00

Jewish and Roman Law (volume 1)

A Comparative Study
By Boaz Cohen; Introduction by Natalie B. Dohrmann
Series: Judaism in Context 21
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0660-4
This work is volume 1 of Boaz Cohen’s collected articles, with a new introduction by rabbinics scholar Natalie B. Dohrmann.
$36.00

From Creation to Redemption: Progressive Approaches to Midrash

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, Volume 7
Series: Judaism in Context 20
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0736-6
This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2015-2016 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by both leading and emerging scholars of Midrash whose research shares a common focus on early and medieval rabbinic biblical interpretation. Additionally, the research on Midrash in this volume intersects with a range of related biblical texts, religious themes, and foundational and forward-thinking methodologies and interdisciplinary academic fields of study, including: Gender Studies; Classics; Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Literary Studies; the Aqedah/Binding of Isaac; biblical parables; and, medieval rabbinic biblical commentary.
$76.20

Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry (Volume 1)

By Israel Davidson; Introduction by Michael Rand
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0697-0
This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand.
$203.00

Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry (Volume 2)

By Israel Davidson; Introduction by Michael Rand
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0698-7
This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand.
$203.00

Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry (Volume 3)

By Israel Davidson; Introduction by Michael Rand
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0699-4
This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand.
$203.00

Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry (Volume 4)

By Israel Davidson; Introduction by Michael Rand
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0700-7
This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand.
$203.00

Muslims, Jews and Pagans

Studies on Early Islamic Medina
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0664-2
Muslims, Jews and Pagans examines in much detail the available source material on the 'Āliya area south of Medina on the eve of Islam and at the time of the Prophet Muḥammad. It provides part of the necessary background for the study of the Prophet's history by utilizing in addition to the Prophet's biographies, various texts about the history, geography and inhabitants of this area.
$78.00

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures X

Comprising the Contents of Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, vol. 13
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0691-8
This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in volume 13 (2013) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
$251.00

The History of the ‘Slave of Christ’

From Jewish Child to Christian Martyr
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0573-7
The first critical editions and English translations of the two Syriac recensions of a fascinating text which narrates the story of a young Jewish child, Asher. After converting to Christianity and taking the name ʿAḇdā da-Mšiḥā (‘slave of Christ’), he is martyred by his father. In a detailed introduction, Butts and Gross challenge the use of this text by previous scholars as evidence for historical interactions between Jews and Christians, reevaluating its purpose and situating the story in its Late Antique Babylonian context.
$40.20

A Unique Hebrew Glossary from India

An Analysis of Judeo-Urdu
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0613-0
This is the first-ever study of Judeo-Urdu, that is, the Hindi/Urdu language written in Hebrew script. It provides background and an introduction to the Judeo-Urdu corpus, presents nearly two hundred entries from one text — a Hebrew-Judeo-Urdu glossary — and analyzes the orthography, phonology, and morphology of Judeo-Urdu. Comparison is made to standard Hindi and Urdu, from which Judeo-Urdu diverges in many interesting ways.
$27.60

Reshaping Identities in Late Antique Syria-Mesopotamia

Christian and Jewish Hermeneutics and Narrative Strategies
By Aryeh Kofsky & Serge Ruzer; In Collaboration With Reuven Kiperwasser
Series: Judaism in Context 19
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0590-4
This volume presents case studies of the phenomena that contributed to group identity in late antique Syria-Mesopotamia, in particular traditions reflecting interactions between Judaism and Christianity, among various Christian groups, and among other religious traditions of late antiquity (such as Zoroastrianism or 'paganism'). By studying Christian, Jewish and other sources that deal with the establishment, modification and deletion of boundaries, the authors seek to create a frame of reference that will in turn explain and contextualise the existing evidence concerning communication and interaction between highly diverse groups in Late Antiquity.
$90.60

The Sub-Loco Notes in the Former Prophets of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

Series: Texts and Studies 12
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0531-7
In BHS’s Masoretic apparatus, certain Masorah parva notes are marked “sub loco” in order to refer the reader to the corresponding commentary that was to be found in the third volume of Massorah Gedolah. Due to Weil’s passing, however, this commentary was never realized. This volume builds on Mynatt’s 1994 analysis and classification of the Pentateuch’s 297 sub loco notes by incorporating the Aleppo and Cairo Codices. Dost evaluates all 451 sub loco notes in the corpus of the Former Prophets, and evaluates Weil’s contribution by comparing Weil's revision of the Leningrad Codex’s Masorah against the Masorah of the Aleppo Codex.
$117.00

Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians

Religious Dynamics in a Sasanian Context
Edited by Geoffrey Herman
Series: Judaism in Context 17
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0250-7
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.
$97.80

The Epistle of the Number by Ibn al-Aḥdab

The transmission of Arabic mathematics to Hebrew circles in medieval Sicily
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0417-4
The first edition of The Epistle of the Number, composed in Syracuse, Sicily, at the end of the 14th century. It is the first known Hebrew treatise to include extensive algebraic theories and procedures, exposing novel mathematical vocabulary, and enhancing our understanding of the linguistic mechanisms which helped create scientific vocabulary in medieval Hebrew.
$121.80

"It’s better to hear the rebuke of the wise than the song of fools" (Qoh 7:5)

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, Volume 6
Series: Judaism in Context 18
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0560-7
This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2012-2014 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by leading and emerging scholars that share a common focus on Rabbinic biblical interpretation as it intersects with a range of biblical texts and associated fields of study, including: Jewish legal literature; Hellenistic Judaism; post-biblical interpretation; biblical commentary; liturgical studies; and, cultural studies.
$101.40

Iraq After The Muslim Conquest

ISBN: 978-1-59333-315-7
Morony compares conditions in late Sasanian and early Islamic Iraq in the seventh century AD and depicts both the emergence of a local form of Islamic society, and the interaction of Muslim conquerors from Arabia with the native population.
$156.60

"As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah …": The Tell en-Nasbeh Excavations after 85 Years

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0416-7
Collected essays on aspects of daily life at the Israelite site of Tell en-Nasbeh (biblical Mizpah of Benjamin). These include: trade and economy, death and burial, metals, cooking, water management, curation of the site’s materials, and a site bibliography.
$98.40