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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts

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
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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).

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
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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).

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
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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).

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
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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).

Text to Praxis - Hermeneutics and Homiletics in Dialogue (Paperback): Abraham Kuruvilla Text to Praxis - Hermeneutics and Homiletics in Dialogue (Paperback)
Abraham Kuruvilla
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A fundamental issue for preachers of the Bible has always been achieving an approach that is both faithful to the textual intention as well as fitting for the listening audience. What is historical and distant (the text) is, in preaching, made contemporary and near (praxis). Particularly pertinent is how this transaction may be conducted with respect to the self-contained and well-defined quantum of the scriptural text that is regularly employed in liturgical contexts-the pericope. This book answers the question: In a sermon intending to proclaim application from a pericope, what is the hermeneutical basis for moving validly from text to praxis, i.e., with authority and relevance? The concept of theology as a bridge between text and praxis has not been specifically researched or rigorously substantiated. Kuruvilla seeks to do both, utilizing as entrees language philosophy, literary criticism, and a thorough understanding of "ordinary" language. Drawing from a variety of hermeneutical resources, he establishes "pericopal theology" as the intermediary between text and praxis. How this theology is discerned from the text and how application may be determined therefrom form the crux of this book. This novel approach lends validity to the movement from text to praxis and promises to be useful for any approach to the biblical text intended to culminate in application. Kuruvilla's approach provides a substantial technical basis for such an operation. Thus the preacher must be a "theologian-homiletician." It is the working out of this nomenclature, especially the "theologian" half of the appellation, that is the essence of this work, uniting as it does in one portfolio the responsibility of negotiating the demands of both hermeneutics and homiletics.

Interpreting the Qur'an - A Guide for the Uninitiated (Paperback): Clinton Bennett Interpreting the Qur'an - A Guide for the Uninitiated (Paperback)
Clinton Bennett
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Post 9/11, sales of translations of the Qur'an have greatly increased. Students and general readers alike are increasingly interested in the sacred writings of Islam. But the Qur'an can often make difficult reading. It lacks continuous narrative, and different types of material dealing with different topics are often found in the same chapter. Also, readers often attempt to read the book from start to finish and without any knowledge of the life and experiences of both Muhammad and the community of Islam. Introductions to the Qur'an attempt to make interpretation of these complex scriptures easier by discussing context, history and different interpretations, and presenting selective textual examples. Bennett's new introduction takes a fresh approach to studying the Qur'an. By reordering parts of the Qur'an, placing its chapters and verses into a continuous narrative, the author creates a framework that untangles and elucidates its seemingly unconnected content. Through this new approach the reader will come to understand various aspects of the Qur'an's interpretation, from Muhammad's life, to Muslim conduct and prayer, to legal considerations.

Enduring Treasure - The Lasting Value of the Old Testament for Christians (Paperback): Pieter Lalleman Enduring Treasure - The Lasting Value of the Old Testament for Christians (Paperback)
Pieter Lalleman
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The Dignity of Man - An Islamic Perspective (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Mohammad Hashim Kamali The Dignity of Man - An Islamic Perspective (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
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"The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" provides the most detailed study to date on the subject of the dignity of man from the perspective of Islam. M H Kamali sets out the proclamations on human dignity found in the Qur'an and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God's love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for freedom, equality and accountability. Finally, the author examines the measures that the "Shariah" has taken to protect human dignity and to promote it in social interaction. The discussion is here presented in the light of the debate on the universality of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This book goes a long way towards exploring an alternative to Western concepts of human rights. "The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" is part of a series of studies on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read with its companion volumes of "Freedom,"" Equality and Justice in Islam," and "Freedom of Expression in Islam,"

Excursions into the Thought-world of the Pali Discources (Paperback): Bhikkhu Analayo Excursions into the Thought-world of the Pali Discources (Paperback)
Bhikkhu Analayo
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For those who approach Buddhism as a system of mental development, this book is a reliable and accessible guide to understanding the significance of themes from the Pali discourses. The themes include grasping, right view, craving, passion, contemplation of feeling, happiness, and liberation. A rare combination of scholarly rigour and extensive meditation experience from the author provides veracity to these studies and explorations.

Wirkendes Wort - Bibel, Schrift Und Evangelium Im Leben Der Kirche Und Im Denken Der Theologie (German, Hardcover): Ingolf U... Wirkendes Wort - Bibel, Schrift Und Evangelium Im Leben Der Kirche Und Im Denken Der Theologie (German, Hardcover)
Ingolf U Dalferth
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Reading the Sacred Text - What the Torah Tells Us (Hardcover): Aaron Lichtenstein Reading the Sacred Text - What the Torah Tells Us (Hardcover)
Aaron Lichtenstein
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Understanding the sacred text has been a wonderful yet elusive challenge through the ages. This book is a reading of the Bible, accessible to readers of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the biblical text. In contrast to previous works on the subject, "Reading the Sacred Text" focuses on the true meaning of the biblical text rather than the metaphorical or mystical interpretations. It retells, in a captivating and easy-to-follow narrative, the story of the Five Books of Moses, the first books of the Bible.

Judas and the Criminal Mind (Paperback): Dr. Thomas Ewald Judas and the Criminal Mind (Paperback)
Dr. Thomas Ewald
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Silence, the Word and the Sacred (Hardcover): E. D Blodgett Silence, the Word and the Sacred (Hardcover)
E. D Blodgett
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The result of a dialogue between poets and scholars on the meaning and making of the sacred, this book endeavours to determine how the sacred emerges in sacred script as well as in poetic discourse. It ranges through scholarship in areas as apparently disparate as postmodernism and Buddhism. The perspectives developed are various and without closure, locating the sacred in modes as diverse as patristic traditions, feminist retranslations of biblical texts, and oral and written versions of documents from the world's religions. The essays cohere in their preoccupation with the crucial role language plays in the creation of the sacred, particularly in the relation that language bears to silence. In their interplay, language does not silence silence by, rather, calls the "other" as sacred into articulate existence.

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
R231 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R119 (52%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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).

From Sabbath to Sabbath (Book, Revised edition): Isidore Fishman From Sabbath to Sabbath (Book, Revised edition)
Isidore Fishman
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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
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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.

Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions (Hardcover): Peter Ochs, William Stacy Johnson Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions (Hardcover)
Peter Ochs, William Stacy Johnson
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Over three years of study and fellowship, sixteen Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars sought to answer one question: "Do our three scriptures unite or divide us?" They offer their answers in this book: sixteen essays on how certain ways of reading scripture may draw us apart and other ways may draw us, together, into the source that each tradition calls peace. Reading scriptural sources in the classical and medieval traditions, the authors examine how each tradition addresses the "other" within its tradition and without, how all three traditions attend to poverty as a societal and spiritual condition, and what it means to read scripture while facing the challenges of modernity. Ochs and Johnson have assembled a unique approach to inter-religious scholarship and a rare look at scriptural study as a pathway to peace.

Mystic Tales from the Zohar (Paperback): Aryeh Wineman Mystic Tales from the Zohar (Paperback)
Aryeh Wineman
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Zohar, or "brilliant light," is the central text of Kabbalah. In Jewish mystical tradition, it is the meeting of midrash (storytelling that expands on events in the Bible) and myth. This selection offers original translations of eight of the most well developed narratives in the Zohar along with notes and detailed commentary. The tales deal with the themes of sin and repentance, death, exile, redemption, and resurrection. Most importantly, they are "stories," they are literature, and here they are finally analyzed as such. Using comparative information, Aryeh Wineman places the tales in their historical and etymological contexts. He cites a variety of theorists of myth, including Otto Rank, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell, all of whom sought to connect the motifs of the Zohar to universal motifs. He ties the stories to the tenets of Kabbalah, to one another, and to the world's universal symbols and meanings.

The Qur'an and Its Exegesis - Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Muslim Interpretations (Paperback, 2nd Revised... The Qur'an and Its Exegesis - Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Muslim Interpretations (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Helmut Gatje
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This fascinating book brings together a unique collection of commentaries, translated from the original Arabic, on some of the key passages of the Quran. Presenting the views of a broad range of commentators, both classical and modern, it focuses on such topics as God, Muhammad, revelation, and Muslim beliefs and duties, in addition to chapters exploring mystical, philosophical and Shiite quaranic exegesis. The Quran and its Exegesis offers an unparalleled overview of Muslim thinking through the ages and around the world, an essential addition to the libraries of all students of Islam and comparative religion.

The Gift of Kabbalah - Discovering the Secrets of Heaven Renewing Your Life on Earth (Paperback, New Ed): Tamar Frankiel The Gift of Kabbalah - Discovering the Secrets of Heaven Renewing Your Life on Earth (Paperback, New Ed)
Tamar Frankiel
R366 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The first comprehensive, down-to-earth introduction to explain the primary message of Kabbalah that we are to become like God.

Unlike the faddish books that just discuss Kabbalah as a magical system, or those that treat it as if it were separable from Judaism, this inspiring book makes accessible the mysteries of Kabbalah with thorough scholarship and depth of spiritual insight. It traces the evolution of Kabbalah in Judaism and sets forth its most important gift: a way of revealing the connection that exists between our "everyday" life and the spiritual oneness of the universe. Including hands-on "personal Kabbalah" exercises that help bring the teachings into your life, "The Gift of Kabbalah"explores: Healing from the Source Holiness in the Ordinary Contemplating Your Place in History Building a Positive Structure for Life The Soul's Contract with God ... and much more.

The Original Torah - The Political Intent of the Bible's Writers (Paperback): S. David Sperling The Original Torah - The Political Intent of the Bible's Writers (Paperback)
S. David Sperling
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"Likely to be the standard work on this subject for years to come, and to contribute to one of the most important debates in the history of the Jewish people, on the very nature of Israel and the Covenant."
--James R. Russell, Harvard University

"The modern biblical interpreter...faces a daunting task in trying to unravel the intentions of the Torah's authors. S. does not retreat from the challenge."
--"Theological Studies"

"An excellent and provocative read . . . challenges the reader to rethink previously held suppositions concerning biblical texts."
--Carl S. Ehrlich, York University

Is the Torah true? Do the five books of Moses provide an accurate historical account of the people of ancient Israel's origins?

In The Original Torah, S. David Sperling argues that, while there is no archeological evidence to support much of the activity chronicled in the Torah, a historical reality exists there if we know how to seek it.

By noting the use of foreign words or mentions of technological innovations scholars can often pinpoint the date and place in which a text was written. Sperling examines the stories of the Torah against their historical and geographic backgrounds and arrives at a new conclusion: the tales of the Torah were originally composed as allegories whose purpose was distinctly and intentionally political.

The book illustrates how the authors of the Pentateuch advanced their political and religious agenda by attributing deeds of historical figures like Jeroboam and David to ancient allegorical characters like Abraham and Jacob. If "Abraham" had made peace with Philistines, for example, then David could rely on a precedent to do likewise. The OriginalTorah provides a new interpretive key to the foundational document of both Judaism and Christianity.

The Guru Granth Sahib - Canon, Meaning and Authority (Paperback): Pashaura Singh The Guru Granth Sahib - Canon, Meaning and Authority (Paperback)
Pashaura Singh
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The Guru Granth Sahib is an important study that looks at the genesis, development and contemporary status of the Adhi Granth as a Sikh scripture, offering a new perspective on the processes of canon formation, and those by which meaning and authority are vested in the Adi Granth.

Englishman's Hebrew Concordance - Coded to Strong's Numbering System (Paperback): George V. Wigram Englishman's Hebrew Concordance - Coded to Strong's Numbering System (Paperback)
George V. Wigram
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This new edition of the standard work "The Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament" is an improved and corrected edition that features a new, larger format. Now coded to "Strong's," it is invaluable in Bible study for those who do not know Hebrew. A new index of out-of-sequence "Strong's" numbers allows the reader to quickly and easily locate any word by its "Strong's "number. The Hebrew and English indexes have been retained.

Tractates Terumot and Ma'serot - Edition, Translation, and Commentary (Hardcover): Heinrich W. Guggenheimer Tractates Terumot and Ma'serot - Edition, Translation, and Commentary (Hardcover)
Heinrich W. Guggenheimer
R4,533 R3,704 Discovery Miles 37 040 Save R829 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First Order: Zeraim / Tractates Terumot and Ma'serot is the forth volume in the edition of the Jerusalem Talmud, a basic work in Jewish Patristics. The volume presents the fundamental Jewish texts on obligatory gift to priests, and tithes to Levites, and the poor. In addition, it contains the main health regulations developed within Jewish ritual law, the rules of Jewish solidarity, and a discussion of the rules, taken for granted in the Babylonian Talmud, under which minute amounts of inadvertently added forbidden material may be disregarded.

The Complete Concordance to Aleister Crowley's "The Book of the Law" (Paperback): Wolfgang Gregory Zeuner The Complete Concordance to Aleister Crowley's "The Book of the Law" (Paperback)
Wolfgang Gregory Zeuner
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This is the complete A-Z concordance to the currently-in-print version of Crowley's *The Book of the Law*. Easy to use. A great reference piece.

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