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Aphraates and the Jews

A Study of the Controversial Homilies of the Persian Sage in their Relation to Jewish Thought
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 29
ISBN: 978-1-59333-620-2
In the first English attempt to address the Syriac homilies of Aphraates, Gavin sets a context for the material by considering the church and the sermons themselves. The topic of how the Jews are treated in the homilies is given special attention.
$30.00

Jews in Iraq after the Muslim Conquest

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 110
ISBN: 978-1-59333-601-1
As the oldest organized religion in Sassanian Iraq, Judaism serves as a kind of model for other religious organizations in the region. After considering the growth of Judaism in Iraq during the Sassanian period, Morony notes the connections between the Jewish and Aramaean populations as well as the intermixed ethnic communities in which Jews played a part. Social, administrative, and religious issues are all considered. Messianic expectations as they continued to develop in the Jewish community in diaspora round out this discussion of Judaism as a fully developed religion in Iraq under Islamic rule.
$21.60

The Jews in the Works of the Church Fathers

Sources for Understanding the Agaddah
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 67
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.
$31.80

The Emperor Julian and the Jews

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 44
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.
$27.00

Through the Prism of Wisdom

Elijah the Prophet as a Bearer of Wisdom in Rabbinic Literature
Series: Judaism in Context 23
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0742-7
This monograph explores the nature of the Elijah traditions in rabbinic literature and their connection to the wisdom tradition. By examining the diverse Elijah traditions in connection to the wisdom and apocalyptic traditions, Alouf-Aboody sheds new light on the manner in which Elijah’s role developed in rabbinic literature.
$94.80