Sacred Writings

Download E-books A New English Translation of the Septuagint PDF

The Septuagint (the historical Greek translation of Jewish sacred writings) is of significant significance within the heritage of either Judaism and Christianity. the 1st translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible (plus additions) into the typical language of the traditional Mediterranean international made the Jewish scriptures obtainable to many outdoors Judaism. Not
only did the Septuagint develop into Holy Writ to Greek talking Jews however it used to be additionally the Bible of the early Christian groups: the scripture they brought up and the textual starting place of the early Christian movement.

Translated from Hebrew (and Aramaic) originals within the centuries prior to Jesus, the Septuagint presents vital information regarding the heritage of the textual content of the Bible. for hundreds of years, students have seemed to the Septuagint for info in regards to the nature of the textual content and of the way passages and particular phrases have been understood.

For scholars of the Bible, the recent testomony specifically, the learn of the Septuagint's impact is an important a part of the heritage of interpretation. yet formerly, the Septuagint has no longer been on hand to English readers in a latest and exact translation. The New English Translation of the Septuagint fills this gap.

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Download E-books The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality) PDF

By Moshe Idel, Joseph Dan

The main in-depth and scholarly landscape of Western spirituality ever attempted!

In one sequence, the unique writings of the universally stated lecturers of the Catholic, Protestant, jap Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and local American traditions were seriously chosen, translated and brought by means of the world over famous students and religious leaders.

The texts are quality, and the introductions are informative and trustworthy. The books can be a welcome boost to the bookshelf of each literate spiritual persons". -- The Christian Century

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Download E-books A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion) PDF

A observe conventionally imbued with depression meanings, "diaspora" has been used variously to explain the cataclysmic historic occasion of displacement, the following geographical scattering of peoples, or the stipulations of alienation in another country and craving for an ancestral domestic. yet as Daniel Boyarin writes, diaspora will be extra constructively construed as a sort of cultural hybridity or a style of study. In A touring Homeland, he makes the case shared native land or earlier and demanding dissociation are usually not helpful stipulations for diaspora and that Jews hold their place of birth with them in diaspora, within the kind of textual, interpretive groups equipped round talmudic study.

For Boyarin, the Babylonian Talmud is a diasporist manifesto, a textual content that produces and defines the practices that represent Jewish diasporic id. Boyarin examines the methods the Babylonian Talmud imagines its personal neighborhood and feel of native land, and he indicates how talmudic commentaries from the medieval and early glossy sessions additionally produce a doubled cultural identification. He hyperlinks the continuing productiveness of this bifocal cultural imaginative and prescient to the character of the ebook: because the actual textual content moved among varied instances and locations, the equipment of its learn built via touch with surrounding cultures. finally, A touring Homeland envisions talmudic learn because the heart of a shared Jewish identification and a particular characteristic of the Jewish diaspora that defines it as something except different cultural migrations.

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Download E-books Russian Corporate Capitalism From Peter the Great to Perestroika PDF

By Thomas C. Owen

From the 3 views of geography, fiscal coverage, and beliefs, this paintings examines company capitalism below the tsarist and past due Soviet regimes. Thomas C. Owen discovers a notable historical past of thwarted attempt and misplaced chance. He explores the influence of bureaucratic regulations and divulges the entrepreneurial services of Russia's company founders from a number of social teams in addition to the prominence of Poles, Germans, Jews, Armenians, and overseas voters within the company elite of the Russian Empire and its ten biggest towns. The research stresses continuities among tsarist and overdue Soviet sessions, particularly within the patience of anti-capitalist attitudes, either radical and reactionary. A provocative ultimate bankruptcy considers the consequences of the susceptible company historical past for the way forward for Russian capitalism.

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Download E-books Sepher Rezial Hemelach: The Book of the Angel Rezial PDF

The long-awaited first English translation from old Hebrew of the infrequent and entire 1701 Amsterdam version, of this recognized magical textual content. in response to Hebrew legend, the Sepher Rezial was once given to Adam within the backyard of Eden, by way of the hand of God. the parable means that this diversified compendium of historic Hebrew lore was once the 1st ebook ever written. comprises an explanatory textual content at the holy names of God, the divisions of Heaven and Hell, and the names and hierarchy of the angels and spirits.

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Download E-books Biblical Prophets in Byzantine Palestine: Reassessing the Lives of the Prophets (Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha) PDF

By David Satran

The "Lives of the Prophets," a chain of short biographical sketches of the main and minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible, is a special composition. mostly held to be a Jewish record from the top of the interval of the second one Temple, the "Lives" deals an abundance of geographical, genealogical, and narrative aspect which isn't effectively paralleled. This research presents the 1st thorough overview of the paintings in approximately a century. A survey of the textual kingdom of the composition and its reception is through a close exam of the literary buildings which underlie the person "vitae." it really is argued that the "Lives" is an developed, seriously redacted rfile whose current shape can't predate the fourth century C.E. basically in the context of early Byzantine Christian matters holy males, sacred websites, and the veneration of the saints does the "Lives of the Prophets" turn into a understandable and very important text."

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Download E-books Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible PDF

In the Jewish culture, studying of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a particular component assigned every one week. Following in this historical culture, Torah Queeries brings jointly many of the world’s best rabbis, students, and writers to interpret the Torah via a “bent lens.” This tremendously wealthy assortment unites the voices of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and straight-allied writers, together with probably the most primary figures in modern American Judaism. All convey to the desk designated equipment of examining and reading that permit the Torah to talk to fashionable matters of sexuality, identification, gender, and LGBT lifestyles. Torah Queeries deals cultural critique, social observation, and a imaginative and prescient of neighborhood transformation, all performed via biblical interpretation. Written to have interaction readers, draw them in, and now and then impress them, Torah Queeries charts a way forward for inclusion and social justice deeply rooted within the Jewish textual tradition.
A hard work of highbrow rigor, social justice, and private passions, Torah Queeries is a thrilling and significant contribution to the undertaking of democratizing Jewish groups, and an important advisor to knowing the intersection of queerness and Jewishness.

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Download E-books Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialogue (Studies in Judaism) PDF

By Sanford L. Drob

Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialogue demanding situations sure long-held philosophical and theological ideals, together with the assumptions that the insights of mystical adventure are unavailable to human cause and inexpressible in linguistic phrases, that the God of conventional theology both does or doesn't exist, that «systematic theology» needs to supply a univocal account of God, guy, and the realm, that «truth» is «absolute» and never continuously topic to radical revision, and that the reality of propositions in philosophy and theology excludes the reality in their opposites and contradictions. Readers of Kabbalah and Postmodernism can be uncovered to a accomplished mode of theological suggestion that comes with the very doubts that may in a different way lead one to problem the potential for theology and faith, and which either preserves the riches of the Jewish culture and extends past Judaism to a non-dogmatic common philosophy and ethic.

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Download E-books David: Biblical Portraits of Power (Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament) PDF

In David, Marti J. Steussy offers a serious exam of the fellow who gets extra consciousness from the previous Testament's writers than the other human personality. This quantity, written for the nonspecialist, explores the Hebrew Bible's 3 significant snap shots of David - present in 1 and a pair of Samuel, 1 Chronicles, and Psalms - and what every one implies in regards to the relation among divine and worldly strength.

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