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Pinhas (Numbers 25:10-30:1) and Haftarah (1 Kings 18:46-19:21) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Pinhas (Numbers 25:10-30:1) and Haftarah (1 Kings 18:46-19:21) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Pinhas (Numbers 25:10-30:1) and Haftarah (1 Kings 18:46-19:21): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Ki Tetse' (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:1-10) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary... Ki Tetse' (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:1-10) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Va-yelekh / Shabbat Shuvah (Deuteronomy 31:1-30) and Haftarah (Hosea 14:2-10) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary... Va-yelekh / Shabbat Shuvah (Deuteronomy 31:1-30) and Haftarah (Hosea 14:2-10) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Ha'azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52) and Haftarah (2 Samuel 22:1-51) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Ha'azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52) and Haftarah (2 Samuel 22:1-51) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47) and Haftarah (2 Samuel 6:1-7:17) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47) and Haftarah (2 Samuel 6:1-7:17) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47) and Haftarah (2 Samuel 6:1-7:17): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) and Haftarah (Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary... Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) and Haftarah (Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) and Haftarah (Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Va-yakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20) and Haftarah (1 Kings 7:40-50) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback): Jeffrey... Va-yakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20) and Haftarah (1 Kings 7:40-50) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Va-yakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20) and Haftarah (1 Kings 7:40-50): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Ki Tissa' (Exodus 30:11-34:35) and Haftarah (1 Kings 18:1-39) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Ki Tissa' (Exodus 30:11-34:35) and Haftarah (1 Kings 18:1-39) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ki Tissa' (Exodus 30:11-34:35) and Haftarah (1 Kings 18:1-39): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Va-yiggash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 37:15-28) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Va-yiggash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 37:15-28) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Va-yiggash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 37:15-28): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Va-yeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) and Haftarah (Amos 2:6-3:8) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback): Jeffrey... Va-yeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) and Haftarah (Amos 2:6-3:8) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Va-yeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) and Haftarah (Amos 2:6-3:8): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Mikkets (Genesis 41:1-44:17) and Haftarah (1 Kings 3:15-28; 4:1) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Mikkets (Genesis 41:1-44:17) and Haftarah (1 Kings 3:15-28; 4:1) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mikkets (Genesis 41:1-44:17) and Haftarah (1 Kings 3:15-28; 4:1): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) and Haftarah (Isaiah 40:27-41:16) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) and Haftarah (Isaiah 40:27-41:16) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) and Haftarah (Isaiah 40:27-41:16): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Hayyei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) and Haftarah (1 Kings 1:1-31) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Hayyei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) and Haftarah (1 Kings 1:1-31) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hayyei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) and Haftarah (1 Kings 1:1-31): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Toledot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) and Haftarah (Malachi 1:1-2:7) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback): Jeffrey... Toledot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) and Haftarah (Malachi 1:1-2:7) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Toledot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) and Haftarah (Malachi 1:1-2:7): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Tetsavveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 43:10-27) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Tetsavveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 43:10-27) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R279 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R133 (48%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tetsavveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 43:10-27): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:1-55:5) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback): Jeffrey K.... Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:1-55:5) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:1-55:5): The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. Each pamphlet includes a general introduction, two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion, and one model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same. The complete set of weekly portions is available in Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin's book The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS, 2017).

The Homeric Centones and the Acts of the Pilate (Paperback): J. Rendel Harris The Homeric Centones and the Acts of the Pilate (Paperback)
J. Rendel Harris
R297 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
"Sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe (Hardcover): Ivan G. Marcus "Sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe (Hardcover)
Ivan G. Marcus
R1,625 R1,309 Discovery Miles 13 090 Save R316 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Composed in Germany in the early thirteenth century by Judah ben Samuel he-hasid, Sefer Hasidim, or "Book of the Pietists," is a compendium of religious instruction that portrays the everyday life of Jews as they lived together with and apart from Christians in towns such as Speyer, Worms, Mainz, and Regensburg. A charismatic religious teacher who recorded hundreds of original stories that mirrored situations in medieval social living, Judah's messages advocated praying slowly and avoiding honor, pleasure, wealth, and the lures of unmarried sex. Although he failed to enact his utopian vision of a pietist Jewish society, his collected writings would help shape the religious culture of Ashkenazic Judaism for centuries. In "Sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus proposes a new paradigm for understanding how this particular book was composed. The work, he contends, was an open text written by a single author in hundreds of disjunctive, yet self-contained, segments, which were then combined into multiple alternative versions, each equally authoritative. While Sefer Hasidim offers the clearest example of this model of composition, Marcus argues that it was not unique: the production of Ashkenazic books in small and easily rearranged paragraphs is a literary and cultural phenomenon quite distinct from anything practiced by the Christian authors of northern Europe or the Sephardic Jews of the south. According to Marcus, Judah, in authoring Sefer Hasidim in this manner, not only resisted Greco-Roman influences on Ashkenazic literary form but also extended an earlier Byzantine rabbinic tradition of authorship into medieval European Jewish culture.

Scripture as Social Discourse - Social-Scientific Perspectives on Early Jewish and Christian Writings (Hardcover): Todd Klutz,... Scripture as Social Discourse - Social-Scientific Perspectives on Early Jewish and Christian Writings (Hardcover)
Todd Klutz, Casey Strine, Jessica M. Keady
R2,497 Discovery Miles 24 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout the last several decades professional biblical scholars have adapted concepts and theories from the social sciences - particularly social and cultural anthropology - in order to cast new light on ancient biblical writings, early Jewish and Christian texts that circulated with the Scriptures, and the various contexts in which these literatures were produced and first received. The present volume of essays draws much of its inspiration from that same development in the history of biblical research, while also offering insights from other, newer approaches to interpretation. The contributors to this volume explore a wide range of broadly social-scientific disciplines and discourses - cultural anthropology, sociology, archaeology, political science, the New Historicism, forced migration studies, gender studies - and provide multiple examples of the ways in which these diverse methods and theories can shed new and often fascinating light on the ancient texts. The fruit of scholarly work that is both international in flavour and truly collaborative, this volume provides fresh perspectives not only on familiar portions of Jewish and Christian Scripture but also on select passages from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi library and previously untranslated French texts.

Evolution of the Early Qur'an - From Anonymous Apocalypse to Charismatic Prophet (Hardcover, New edition): Daniel Beck Evolution of the Early Qur'an - From Anonymous Apocalypse to Charismatic Prophet (Hardcover, New edition)
Daniel Beck
R2,592 R1,949 Discovery Miles 19 490 Save R643 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Critical scholarship on the Qur'an and early Islam has neglected the enigmatic earliest surahs. Advocating a more evolutionary analytical method, this book argues that the basal surahs are logical, clear, and intelligible compositions. The analysis systematically elucidates the apocalyptic context of the Qur'an's most archaic layers. Decisive new explanations are given for classic problems such as what the surah of the elephant means, why an anonymous man is said to frown and turn away from a blind man, why the prophet is summoned as one who wraps or cloaks himself, and what the surah of the qadr refers to. Grounded in contemporary context, the analysis avoids reducing these innovative recitations to Islamic, Jewish, or Christian models. By capitalizing on recent advances in fields such as Arabian epigraphy, historical linguistics, Manichaean studies, and Sasanian history, a very different picture of the early quranic milieu emerges. This picture challenges prevailing critical and traditional models alike. Against the view that quranic revelation was a protracted process, the analysis suggests a more compressed timeframe, in which Mecca played relatively little role. The analysis further demonstrates that the earliest surahs were already intimately connected to the progression of the era's cataclysmic Byzantine-Sasanian war. All scholars interested in the Qur'an, early Islam, late antique history, and the apocalyptic genre will be interested in the book's dynamic new approach to resolving intractable problems in these areas.

The Dead Sea Scrolls - The Qumran Texts in English (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Florentino Garc ia Mart inez The Dead Sea Scrolls - The Qumran Texts in English (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Florentino Garc ia Mart inez; Translated by Wilfred G.E. Watson
R1,183 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R274 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the world's foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran community that produced them provides an authoritative new English translation of the two hundred longest and most important nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, along with an introduction to the history of the discovery and publication of each manuscript and the background necessary for placing each manuscript in its actual historical context.

The Quran - Epic and Apocalypse (Paperback): Todd Lawson The Quran - Epic and Apocalypse (Paperback)
Todd Lawson 1
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Suppose our knowledge of the Quran began only recently with the discovery of mysterious scrolls in a desert cave. Suppose there was no Islamic history and no Muslim community to help us understand this book. Is it conceivable, then, that we might mistake it for the central text of a long-vanished apocalyptic community whose ideas about the next world, colourful and extraordinary as they appear, nonetheless make perfect sense in the context of the most pervasive literary genre of late antiquity, the epic? How do people understand the Quran to be divine revelation? What is it about this book that inspires such devotion in the reader/believer? Grounding his approach in the universal power of story and myth, Todd Lawson provides a unique appreciation of the unparalleled status and unique charisma of the Quran as a religious text and monument of world literature.

Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Jonathan G. Campbell Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Jonathan G. Campbell
R2,758 R2,471 Discovery Miles 24 710 Save R287 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Between 1947 and 1956, nearly 900 ancient Jewish manuscripts were found in remote caves near Khirbet Qumran on the edge of the Dead Sea. This authoritative and accessible book explains the nature and significance of these amazing manuscripts and the dramatic impact they have had on our understanding of religion in ancient Palestine. Cutting through scholarly controversies and conspiracy theories, it demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls have transformed our comprehension of the Bible, Judaism in the time of Jesus, and the rise of Christianity.

In the second edition the main text, footnotes and bibliographies have all been thoroughly updated, and a new chapter added that expands the material on the identity of the community behind the scrolls and provides a helpful survey of the manuscripts. The book is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in either the Scrolls themselves, Jewish history and religion in the Second Temple period or the early Christian movement.

Jonah in the Shadows of Eden (Hardcover): Yitzhak Berger Jonah in the Shadows of Eden (Hardcover)
Yitzhak Berger
R1,404 R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Save R274 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Yitzhak Berger advances a distinctive and markedly original interpretation of the biblical book of Jonah that resolves many of the ambiguities in the text. Berger contends that the Jonah text pulls from many inner-biblical connections, especially ones relating to the Garden of Eden. These connections provide a foundation for Berger's reading of the story, which attributes multiple layers of meaning to this carefully crafted biblical book. Focusing on Jonah's futile quest and his profoundly troubled response to God's view of the sins of humanity, Berger shows how the book paints Jonah as a pacifist no less than as a moralist.

"I turned back my feet to your decrees" (Psalm 119, 59) - Torah in the Fifth Book of the Psalter (Hardcover, New edition):... "I turned back my feet to your decrees" (Psalm 119, 59) - Torah in the Fifth Book of the Psalter (Hardcover, New edition)
Michael Kodzo Mensah
R1,857 R1,400 Discovery Miles 14 000 Save R457 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scholars have described Psalm 119 as the "crux criticorum" of the Fifth Book of the Psalter (Pss 107-150). While the length of the psalm and its insistence on the question of YHWH's Torah are basic indices pointing to its importance in the Book, the question of its message, that is, the logical development of its theme has remained an exegetical problem. The author proposes a solution, namely, that Psalm 119 is structurally arranged to show the Psalmist's own experience of straying and returning to YHWH's Torah. The resolution of the problem has implications for understanding the organisation of the Fifth Book and for the place of psalms such as 111 and 147, which also reflect on the theme of Torah in the final Book of the Psalter.

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