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Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:11-55:5) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary... Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) and Haftarah (Isaiah 54:11-55:5) - 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. The narrative summaries, "big" ideas, model divrei Torah, haftarot commentaries, and discussion questions will engage teens in studying the Torah and haftarot, in writing divrei Torah, and in continuing to learn Torah throughout their lives. Re'eh includes: * General introduction * Two model divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion. * One model davar Torah on the weekly Haftarah portion. Jewish learning-for young people and adults-will never be the same.

Ki Tavo' (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) and Haftarah (Isaiah 60:1-22) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Ki Tavo' (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) and Haftarah (Isaiah 60:1-22) - 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).

Nitsavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20) and Haftarah (Isaiah 61:10-63:9) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Nitsavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20) and Haftarah (Isaiah 61:10-63:9) - 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
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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).

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
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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).

Ve-zo't ha-berakhah / Simchat Torah (Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) and Haftarah (Joshua 1:1-18) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah... Ve-zo't ha-berakhah / Simchat Torah (Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) and Haftarah (Joshua 1:1-18) - 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).

Shofetim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) and Haftarah (Isaiah 51:12-52:12) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Shofetim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) and Haftarah (Isaiah 51:12-52:12) - 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).

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).

An Aural-Performance Analysis of Revelation 1 and 11 (Hardcover, New edition): Kayle B. De Waal An Aural-Performance Analysis of Revelation 1 and 11 (Hardcover, New edition)
Kayle B. De Waal
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This book breaks fresh ground in the interpretation of the Apocalypse with an interdisciplinary methodology called aural-performance criticism that assesses how the first-century audience would have heard the Apocalypse. First-century media culture is probed by assessing the dynamics of literacy, orality, aurality, and performance in the Gospels, parts of the Pauline corpus, and also Jewish apocalyptic literature. The audience constructs of informed, minimal, and competent assist the interpreter to apply the methodology. Sound maps and an aural-performance commentary of Revelation 1 and 11 are developed that analyze aural markers, sound style, identity markers, repetition, themes, and the appropriation of the message by the audience. The book concludes by examining the sociological, theological, and communal aspects of aurality and performance and its implications for interpreting the Apocalypse.

Tazria' (Leviticus 12:1-13:59) and Haftarah (2 Kings 4:42-5:19) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Tazria' (Leviticus 12:1-13:59) and Haftarah (2 Kings 4:42-5:19) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Tazria' (Leviticus 12:1-13:59) and Haftarah (2 Kings 4:42-5:19): 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).

'Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 44:15-31) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... 'Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 44:15-31) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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'Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) and Haftarah (Ezekiel 44:15-31): 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).

Primordial Landscapes, Incorruptible Bodies - Desert Asceticism and the Christian Appropriation of Greek Ideas on Geography,... Primordial Landscapes, Incorruptible Bodies - Desert Asceticism and the Christian Appropriation of Greek Ideas on Geography, Bodies, and Immortality (Hardcover, New edition)
Dag Oistein Endsjo
R1,459 R1,055 Discovery Miles 10 550 Save R404 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As the first monk in the desert, Antony became an early Christian superstar, eclipsing his many ascetic predecessors. The introduction of asceticism into the wilderness also represented an encounter between Christian and Hellenistic ideas. For centuries Greeks had considered the uncultivated geography intrinsically primordial, a chaotic place where man struggled to remain human. The wilderness represented an eternal ordeal, where man always faced fierce beasts, disorder, and death, but also where simultaneously he could attain boundless wealth, wisdom, and even physical immortality. Through Athanasius of Alexandria's fourth-century biography of Antony, we learn how the Christian appropriation of Greek ideas on geography, bodies and immortality raised asceticism to an entirely new level. Placed in his uncultivated landscape, Antony became a true martyr, an athlete of God, and a holy man able to retrieve the bodily incorruptibility lost in the Fall, which all Christians could look forward to at the end of times. In this way Athanasius employed a traditional Greek worldview to demonstrate the superiority of Christianity over Paganism, which never promised ordinary people anything but an eternal existence as dead and disembodied souls.

Va-yikra' (Leviticus 1:1-5:26) and Haftarah (Isaiah 43:21-44:23) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary... Va-yikra' (Leviticus 1:1-5:26) and Haftarah (Isaiah 43:21-44:23) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Va-yikra' (Leviticus 1:1-5:26) and Haftarah (Isaiah 43:21-44:23): 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 Zohar - Pritzker Edition, Volume Two (Hardcover, Pritzker ed): Daniel Chanan Matt The Zohar - Pritzker Edition, Volume Two (Hardcover, Pritzker ed)
Daniel Chanan Matt
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The first two volumes of The Zohar, Pritzker edition, cover more than half of the Zohar's commentary on the Book of Genesis (through Genesis 32:3). This is the first translation ever made from a critical Aramaic text of the Zohar, which has been established by Professor Matt based on a wide range of original manuscripts. The extensive commentary, appearing at the bottom of each page, clarifies the kabbalistic symbolism and terminology, and cites sources and parallels from biblical, rabbinic, and kabbalistic texts. The translator's introduction is accompanied by a second introduction written by Arthur Green, discussing the origin and significance of the Zohar ever since it emerged mysteriously in mediaeval Spain toward the end of the 13th century. Written in a unique Aramaic, this masterpiece of Kabbalah exceeds the dimensions of a normal book; it is virtually a body of literature, comprising over 20 discrete sections. The bulk of the Zohar consists of a running commentary on the Torah, from Genesis through Deuteronomy. This translation begins and focuses here in what are projected to be ten volumes. Two subsequent volumes will cover other, shorter sections. The Zohar's commentary is composed in the form of a mystical novel. The hero is Rabbi Shim'on son of Yohai, a saintly disciple of Rabbi Akiva who lived in the 2nd century in the land of Israel. In the Zohar, Rabbi Shim'on and his companions wander through the hills of Galilee, discovering and sharing secrets of Torah. characters, and the mystical companions interpret their words, actions and personalities. On a deeper level, the text of the Bible is simply the starting point, a springboard for the imagination. For example, when God commands Abraham, Lekh lekha, go forth ... to the land that I will show you (Genesis 12:1), Rabbi El'azar ignores idiomatic usage and insists on reading the words more literally than they were intended, hyperliterally: Lekh lekha, go to yourself . Search deep within to discover your true self. about their dramatic mystical sessions with Rabbi Shim'on or their adventures on the road, for example, an encounter with a cantankerous old donkey driver who turns out to be a master of wisdom in disguise. stages of God's inner life, aspects of divine personality, both feminine and masculine. By penetrating the literal surface of the Torah, the mystical commentators transform the biblical narrative into a biography of God. The entire Torah is read as one continuous divine name, expressing divine being. Even a seemingly insignificant verse can reveal the inner dynamics of the sefirot - how God feels, responds and act, how She and He (the divine feminine and masculine) relate intimately with each other and with the world.

Bere'shit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) and Haftarah (Isaiah 42:5-43:10) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Bere'shit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) and Haftarah (Isaiah 42:5-43:10) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Bere'shit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) and Haftarah (Isaiah 42:5-43:10): 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-yishlah (Genesis 32:4-36:43) and Haftarah (Obadiah 1:1-21) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Va-yishlah (Genesis 32:4-36:43) and Haftarah (Obadiah 1:1-21) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Va-yishlah (Genesis 32:4-36:43) and Haftarah (Obadiah 1:1-21): 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).

Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) and Haftarah (Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback):... Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) and Haftarah (Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) and Haftarah (Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6): 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
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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).

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
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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).

Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38) and Haftarah (1 Kings 7:40-50) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback): Jeffrey... Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38) and Haftarah (1 Kings 7:40-50) - The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (Paperback)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
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Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38) 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).

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
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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).

The Qur'an between the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic - An Exegetical Tradition (Hardcover): Susan Gunasti The Qur'an between the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic - An Exegetical Tradition (Hardcover)
Susan Gunasti
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The Qur'an between the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic is one of the few book-length studies on an Ottoman Qur'an commentary. Its premise is that "the Ottoman Empire" did not come to an end until 1950 so far as Islam was concerned in Turkey. The work explores the relationship between Elmalili's Qur'an commentary and the intellectual trends of the period, including the impact of materialism, the sciences, notions of civilizational progress, and philosophy. In doing so, this study emphasizes the "local" aspect of the Qur'an commentary, through a sustained focus on the Istanbul context in which it was written. This work demonstrates that Elmalili's Qur'an commentary is a product of and reaction to the religious, intellectual, political, and social trends of the period. This work, in considering all the factors that led to the commissioning of Elmalili's Qur'an commentary, also contributes to our understanding of the history of Islam in early to mid-twentieth-century Turkey. This intellectual history of modern Islamic thought contributes to our understanding of the genre of Qur'an commentary in the early twentieth century. It is a key text for students and scholars interested in Islam in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, modern Islamic thought, and the Middle East.

Legends Of The Bible (Paperback): Louis Ginzberg Legends Of The Bible (Paperback)
Louis Ginzberg
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Here is a kaleidoscope of tales, a key to many of the richest literary and artistic traditions of the western world: Adam's ascent into Heaven in a chariot, Abraham's trail by fire, Jonah's fabulous adventrure in the whale, the life of Moses, Hannah's desire for a son, Solomon as a beggar, the wooing of Rebekah, and Balshazzar's feast. This is storytelling with a grain of salt and a lot of wit; tales springing from the antiquity of oral tradition, told with sheer delight in the glory of a book transformed by a hundred generations whose daily thoughts and deeds were transformed by The Book.

Creating the Old Testament - The Emergence of the Hebrew Bible (Paperback): Stephen Bigger Creating the Old Testament - The Emergence of the Hebrew Bible (Paperback)
Stephen Bigger
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The books of the Hebrew Bible were created by anonymous writers during the first millennium before the Common Era (BCE). Their messages and concerns are the central theme of the book. The writings that make up the Hebrew Bible are expressions of their great creativity, their interpretation of life in their own time and their perception of its meaning. It is easy for readers to get lost in the minutiae of biblical criticism, which has concerned itself for so long with historical reconstruction. This book will encourage them to listen carefully to what the biblical writers are saying to allow the message of the Hebrew Bible to emerge once again.
In a sense, too, the intrinsic value of the Hebrew Bible is now re-emerging, after centuries of Christian interpretation, and its importance - as a literature from which three major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have developed - is beginning to be understood.
This book is not another history of Israel, nor an introduction to the books of the Hebrew Bible. It is an exploration, an invitation to the reader to set off on an expedition of discovery. It may perplex readers that scholars disagree, often fundamentally, on virtually every issue: Creating the Old Testament raises and discusses issues, so that the reader can observe how hypotheses are formed and how the apparently 'assured results' of scholarship are constantly tested. In following this path, readers are encouraged to develop their skill in evaluating historical data, recognizing textual problems, interpreting symbolic language and understanding the deep concerns of biblical writers. They will investigate different and varied exegetical traditions. They will be stirred to reflect on what the biblical books have to say for life today, whether viewed from a Jewish, Christian, Muslim or secular perspective.

Kitab Al-Nasikh Wa-l-Mmansukh of Abu 'Ubaid Al-Qasim B. Sallam - MS Istanbul, Topkapi, Ahmet III A 143 (Arabic, Hardcover,... Kitab Al-Nasikh Wa-l-Mmansukh of Abu 'Ubaid Al-Qasim B. Sallam - MS Istanbul, Topkapi, Ahmet III A 143 (Arabic, Hardcover, 1st ed)
Ibn Sallam,Abu 'Ubaid al-Qasim; Edited by John Burton
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The term nakikh wa mansukh, usually translated as 'abrogation', relates to theories arising from the early exegesis of the Qur'an, in an attempt to resolve apparent contradictions in the Qur'anic text between different statements, especially those bearing on regulations. In such cases, verses later in date are held to modify or even suspend earlier verses. The same principle was applied to contradictions between Traditions forming the basis of the Sunnah. In the lifetime of the author of this volume the question of which should 'abrogate' the other, in the event of conflict between Qur'an and tradition, had already arisen. Abu 'Ubaid's book represents the oldest yet recovered systematic application of 'abrogation' theories to both Qur'an and Sunnah when there is perceived to be a conflict between them. Best known for his work on taxation, the Kitab al-Amwal, Abu 'Ubaid (ca. 154/770224/838) was born at Herat but resided at various centres in the Abbasid Empire; he was a scholar of note in the area of theological, legal and philosophical studies. His book, which antedates the crystallization of the Schools of Fiqh and presents a view of the relation between the Qur'an and Sunnah diverging from that of Shafi'i, is of relevance to studies of the Qur'an and the formulation of Islamic jurisprudence. This edition presents the Arabic text with introductory essay and notes in English.

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