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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts

Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 16 - Ketubbot Part 1, English, Daf Yomi (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 16 - Ketubbot Part 1, English, Daf Yomi (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R848 R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Save R117 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Dhammapada (Paperback): John Ross Carter, Mahinda Palihawadana Dhammapada (Paperback)
John Ross Carter, Mahinda Palihawadana
R207 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R32 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature.
Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therevada school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dhammapada, or "sayings of the dhamma," is taken to be a collection of the utterances of the Buddha himself. Taken together, the verses form a key body of teaching within Buddhism, a guiding voice along the struggle-laden path towards true enlightenment, or Nirvana. However, the appeal of these epithets of wisdom extends beyond its religious heritage to a general and universal spirituality.
This edition provides an introduction and notes which examine the impact that the text has had within the Buddhist heritage through the centuries.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."

Rosh Hashana Sepharad Sacks Standard Mahzor (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Rosh Hashana Sepharad Sacks Standard Mahzor (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks
R798 R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Save R112 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Yom Kippur Sepharad Sacks Standard Mahzor (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Yom Kippur Sepharad Sacks Standard Mahzor (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks
R810 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R112 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Weekday Koren Sacks Siddur (Hardcover, Hebrew/English ed.): Jonathan Sacks Weekday Koren Sacks Siddur (Hardcover, Hebrew/English ed.)
Jonathan Sacks
R392 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R35 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Weekday Koren Sacks Siddur (Paperback, Hebrew/English ed.): Jonathan Sacks Weekday Koren Sacks Siddur (Paperback, Hebrew/English ed.)
Jonathan Sacks
R339 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R29 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (Hardcover): David Gillis Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (Hardcover)
David Gillis
R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this highly original study, David Gillis demonstrates that the Mishneh torah, Maimonides' code of Jewish law, has the structure of a microcosm. Through this symbolic form, Maimonides presents the law as designed to perfect the individual and society by shaping them in the image of the divinely created cosmic order. The commandments of the law thereby bring human beings closer to fulfilling their ultimate purpose, knowledge of God. This symbolism turns the Mishneh torah into an object of contemplation that itself communicates such knowledge. In short, it is a work of art. Gillis unpacks the metaphysical and cosmological underpinnings of Maimonides' scheme of organization with consummate skill, allowing the reader to understand the Mishneh torah's artistic dimension and to appreciate its power. Moreover, as he makes clear, uncovering this dimension casts new light on one of the great cruxes of Maimonides studies: the relationship of the Mishneh torah to his philosophical treatise The Guide of the Perplexed. A fundamental unity is revealed between Maimonides the codifier and Maimonides the philosopher that has not been fully appreciated hitherto. Maimonides' artistry in composition is repeatedly shown to serve his aims in persuading us of the coherence and wisdom of the halakhic system. Gillis's fine exegesis sets in high relief the humane and transcendental purposes and methods of halakhah as Maimonides conceived of it, in an argument that is sure-footed and convincing.

Koren Tanakh HaMa'alot Edition, Blue (Hardcover): Koren Publishers Koren Tanakh HaMa'alot Edition, Blue (Hardcover)
Koren Publishers
R574 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R58 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (Hardcover): Annette Yoshiko Reed Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (Hardcover)
Annette Yoshiko Reed
R2,410 Discovery Miles 24 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What did ancient Jews believe about demons and angels? This question has long been puzzling, not least because the Hebrew Bible says relatively little about such transmundane powers. In the centuries after the conquests of Alexander the Great, however, we find an explosion of explicit and systematic interest in, and detailed discussions of, demons and angels. In this book, Annette Yoshiko Reed considers the third century BCE as a critical moment for the beginnings of Jewish angelology and demonology. Drawing on early 'pseudepigrapha' and Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls, she reconstructs the scribal settings in which transmundane powers became a topic of concerted Jewish interest. Reed also situates this development in relation to shifting ideas about scribes and writing across the Hellenistic Near East. Her book opens a window onto a forgotten era of Jewish literary creativity that nevertheless deeply shaped the discussion of angels and demons in Judaism and Christianity.

The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII - Uttarakanda (Paperback): Robert P. Goldman, Sally J Sutherland... The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII - Uttarakanda (Paperback)
Robert P. Goldman, Sally J Sutherland Goldman; Introduction by Robert P. Goldman, Sally J Sutherland Goldman
R1,170 R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Save R208 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The concluding volume of a critical English edition of the monumental Indian epic The seventh and final book of the monumental Ramayana of Valmiki, the Uttarakanda, brings the epic saga to a close with an account of the dramatic events of King Rama's millennia-long reign. It opens with a colorful history of the demonic race of the raksasas and the violent career of Rama's villainous foe Ravana, and later recounts Rama's grateful discharge of his allies in the great war at Lanka as well as his romantic reunion with his wife Sita. But dark clouds gather as Rama makes the agonizing decision to banish his beloved wife, now pregnant. As Rama continues as king, marvelous tales and events unfurl, illustrating the benefits of righteous rule and the perils that await monarchs who fail to address the needs of their subjects. The Uttarakanda has long served as a point of social and religious controversy largely for its accounts of the banishment of Sita, as well as of Rama's killing of a low-caste ascetic. This seventh volume in the critical edition and translation of the Valmiki Ramayana includes an extensive introduction and describes the complex reception history of the Uttarakanda, as well as exhaustive notes and a comprehensive bibliography.

The Essential Koran (Paperback, New edition): Thomas Cleary The Essential Koran (Paperback, New edition)
Thomas Cleary
R301 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 14 - Yevamot Part 1, English, Daf Yomi (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 14 - Yevamot Part 1, English, Daf Yomi (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R861 R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Save R118 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Guide to the Complex (Hardcover): Shlomo Brody Guide to the Complex (Hardcover)
Shlomo Brody
R616 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R74 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rosh Hashana Sepharad Sacks Compact Mahzor (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Rosh Hashana Sepharad Sacks Compact Mahzor (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks
R502 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R54 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Yom Kippur Sepharad Sacks Compact Mahzor (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Yom Kippur Sepharad Sacks Compact Mahzor (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks
R538 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R54 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 13 - Mo'ed Katan, Hagiga, English, Daf Yomi (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 13 - Mo'ed Katan, Hagiga, English, Daf Yomi (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R844 R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Save R117 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Sayings of Gorakhnath - Annotated Translations from the Gorakh Bani (Hardcover): Gordan Djurdjevic Sayings of Gorakhnath - Annotated Translations from the Gorakh Bani (Hardcover)
Gordan Djurdjevic
R1,658 Discovery Miles 16 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The medieval vernacular (non-Sanskrit) traditions of yoga represent an aspect of Hinduism that to date has received much less scholarly attention than classical and contemporary Hinduism. Gordan Djurdjevic here brings together a representative selection of medieval Hindi poetry attributed to the legendary guru Gorakhnath. Gorakhnath is famed as the founder of the influential order of the Nath yogis, who are credited with the development of hatha yoga. The poetry gathered in the collection, known as The Sayings of Gorakh Bani, reflects this worldview. Its major thematic concerns relate to the practice of yoga, engagement with the various chakras within the body, and the attempts to reverse the flow of seminal fluid, by which process yogis believe the state of immortality may be reached. These often-enigmatic texts on the one hand provide a criticism of religious authority based on bookish knowledge, while on the other hand they celebrate yogic engagement with the subtle body and its centers of occult energy and miraculous powers. Sayings of Gorakhnath offers translations or the complete sabad and pad sections from the Gorakh Bani, the two largest sections in the collection. Some additional texts from the collection are also provided. Translations are preceded by an introduction and accompanied by notes, which contextualize and elucidate the subject matter.

Numbers - Derashot Ledorot (Hardcover): Norman Lamm Numbers - Derashot Ledorot (Hardcover)
Norman Lamm
R495 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R54 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Between 1952 and 1976, a young, erudite synagogue rabbi named Norman Lamm captivated his congregants with dynamic pulpit sermons. He challenged his audiences to filter out the noise and distractions of modern American life by listening to the divine voice, delving into the wisdom of the Torah. Derashot LeDorot is a selection of essays based on these stirring sermons, culled from the files of the Lamm Archives of Yeshiva University. Each essay features reflections on the weekly parasha, brilliantly illustrating Rabbi Lamm's masterful pedagogy, deep intellectual rigor, and staunch commitment to the word of God. Today, Rabbi Lamm's words remain as inspiring as they were when first delivered, passing on his wisdom to the next generations.

Torah Lights - Devarim (Hardcover): Shlomo Riskin Torah Lights - Devarim (Hardcover)
Shlomo Riskin
R514 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R53 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The New Testament and the People of God (Paperback, 1st North American ed): N. T Wright The New Testament and the People of God (Paperback, 1st North American ed)
N. T Wright
R926 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R205 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this volume Wright trains a penetrating historical and theological spotlight on first-century Palestinian Judaism. By describing the history, social make-up, worldview, beliefs, and hope of Palestinian Judaism, Wright familiarizes the reader with the 'world of Judaism' as situated within the world of Greco-Roman culture.

Children's Siddur - Sephardim (Hardcover, Magerman ed.): Rinat Gilboa Children's Siddur - Sephardim (Hardcover, Magerman ed.)
Rinat Gilboa; Created by Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd
R366 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R32 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first in the Magerman Educational Siddur Series, The Koren Children's Siddur created for the early elementary grades, combines stimulating and beautiful illustrations with thought-provoking educational components on each page to provide teachers and parents with an educational resource as much as a conventional siddur. The siddur, for kindergarten, first and second grades, is also accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher and Parents Guide to maximize the educational potential of this beginner's siddur.

The Fundamental Wisdom Of The Middle Way - Nagarjuna's "Mulamadhyamakakarika" (Paperback): Nagarjuna The Fundamental Wisdom Of The Middle Way - Nagarjuna's "Mulamadhyamakakarika" (Paperback)
Nagarjuna; Translated by Jay L. Garfield
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Garfield translates Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika and provides a philosophical commentary. Mulamadhyamakakarika is the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism and is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy.

A Reference Guide to the Talmud (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.): Adin Steinsaltz A Reference Guide to the Talmud (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.)
Adin Steinsaltz
R833 R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Save R117 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz's Reference Guide to the Talmud is the original Talmud study aid. An indispensable resource for students of all levels, this fully revised, English-language edition of the Reference Guide clearly and concisely explains the Talmud's fundamental structure, concepts, terminology, assumptions, and inner logic; provides essential historical and biographical information; and includes appendixes, a key to abbreviations, and a comprehensive index.

For improved usability, this completely updated volume has a number of new features: topical organization instead of by Hebrew alphabet, re-edited and revised text to coordinate with the language used in the Koren Talmud Bavli, an index of Hebrew terms to enable one seeking a Hebrew term to locate the relevant entry. An excellent companion for anyone studying any edition of the Talmud.

Children's Siddur - Ashkenaz (Hardcover, Magerman ed.): Rinat Gilboa Children's Siddur - Ashkenaz (Hardcover, Magerman ed.)
Rinat Gilboa; Created by Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd
R367 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R31 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first in the Magerman Educational Siddur Series, The Koren Children's Siddur created for the early elementary grades, combines stimulating and beautiful illustrations with thought-provoking educational components on each page to provide teachers and parents with an educational resource as much as a conventional siddur. The siddur, for kindergarten, first and second grades, is also accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher and Parents Guide to maximize the educational potential of this beginner's siddur.

Hellenism and the Primary History - The Imprint of Greek Sources in Genesis - 2 Kings (Hardcover): Robert Karl Gnuse Hellenism and the Primary History - The Imprint of Greek Sources in Genesis - 2 Kings (Hardcover)
Robert Karl Gnuse
R3,104 Discovery Miles 31 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of essays seeks to demonstrate that many biblical authors deliberately used Classical and Hellenistic Greek texts for inspiration when crafting many of the narratives in the Primary History. Through detailed analysis of the text, Gnuse contends that there are numerous examples of clear influence from late classical and Hellenistic literature. Deconstructing the biblical and Greek works in parallel, he argues that there are too many similarities in basic theme, meaning, and detail, for them to be accounted for by coincidence or shared ancient tropes. Using this evidence, he suggests that although much of the text may originate from the Persian period, large parts of its final form likely date from the Hellenistic era. With the help of an original introduction and final chapter, Gnuse pulls his essays together into a coherent collection for the first time. The resultant volume offers a valuable resource for anyone working on the dating of the Hebrew Bible, as well as those working on Hellenism in the ancient Levant more broadly.

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