CATALOG 176: RABBINICS, BIBLE, & OTHER TITLES BY JACOB NEUSNER

Almost 200 Items

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Nr. 36. Neusner, Jacob; Alan J. Avery Peck. ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MIDRASH: BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Leiden, 2005.

 

 

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Below is our latest catalog: Rabbinics, Bible, and Other Works Authored, Edited, or Introduced by leading American Jewish Studies scholar Jacob Neusner.

Writing in the Encyclopedia Judaica (2007), William Scott Green noted that Jacob Neusner (born 1932) holds the position of "leading figure in the American academic study of religion. He has achieved this prominence and influence in three ways. First, he revolutionized the study of Judaism and brought it into the field of religion. Second, he built intellectual bridges between Judaism and other religions and thereby laid the groundwork for durable understanding and respect among religions. Third, through his teaching and his publication programs, he advanced the academic careers of younger scholars and teachers, both within and outside the study of Judaism. Neusner's influence on the study of Judaism and religion is broad, powerful, distinctive, and enduring."

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  1. Neusner, Jacob. "BEING JEWISH" AND STUDYING ABOUT JUDAISM. Atlanta: Emory University, 1977. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 41 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Study and teaching. Address and response at the inauguration of the Jay and Leslie Cohen Chair of Judaic Studies, Emory. In very good condition. (AMR31-24/18-7) (ID #23813/18899) $30.00.
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  3. Neusner, Jacob. ÅBO ADDRESSES: AND OTHER RECENT ESSAYS ON JUDAISM IN TIME AND ETERNITY. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1993. Original cloth. 8vo. XI, 273 pages. 23 cm. First edition. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism 22. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Rabbinische Literatur Aufsatzsammlung. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-11) (ID #32729) $100.00.
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  5. Neusner, Jacob. THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF JUDAISM: ESSAYS AND REFLECTIONS, THIRD SERIES; THREE CONTEXTS OF JEWISH LEARNING. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1980. Original Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Third Series in the essays on the Academic Study of Judaism. Subjects: Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Jews - Study and teaching (Higher) - United States. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-18-19/NEUSNER-3-24) (ID #18909/32875) $30.00.
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  7. Neusner, Jacob. AMERICAN JUDAISM: ADVENTURE IN MODERNITY. Englewood Cliffs, N. J, Prentice-Hall, 1973. Softbound. 8vo. XV, 170 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Discusses the struggle of Judaism in America to reconcile modernity with tradition, myth with reality, and the work of ages of faith with the 'demands of contemporaneity, secularity, unbelief and worldliness. ' Subjects: Judaism - United States. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-21) (ID #32871) $30.00.
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  9. Neusner, Jacob. ANALYTICAL TEMPLATES OF THE YERUSHALMI. Lanham, Md.: University Press Of America, 2008. Softbound. 8vo. XXIV, 469 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In Analytical Templates of the Yerushalmi, Jacob Neusner systematically defines and classifies the four analytical initiatives of the Bavli in its encounter with the Mishnah. Neusner questions whether the Yerushalmi yields a comparable repertoire of fixed patterns of analysis. In covering four tractates, Neusner first presents a tractate of the Yerushalmi and inductively defines its program for analysis of the law seen in context. For each of the three additional tractates, Neusner creates a log of the forms and types of the exegetical templates brought to the Mishnah. Here the tractates are outlines, showing at a glance the program of each in the Yerushalmi. Each of the four divisions of the Mishnah covered by the Yerushalmi is represented by tractate. By compiling the data in this manner, Neusner makes possible an inductive account of the whole and concludes with remarks of the two Talmuds' analytical templates. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Talmud Yerushalmi - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud Yerushalmi. Hallah. Talmud Yerushalmi. Kiddushin. Talmud Yerushalmi. Makkot. Talmud Yerushalmi. Mo`ed katan. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-12) (ID #32793) $45.00.
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  11. Neusner, Jacob. ANCIENT ISRAEL AFTER CATASTROPHE: THE RELIGIOUS WORLD VIEW OF THE MISHNAH. Charlottesville: University Press Of Virginia, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 82 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Lecture by Neusner on the Roman destruction of the Temple and the formation of the Mishna. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Mishnah – Theology. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-37) (ID #32889) $30.00.
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  13. Neusner, Jacob. ANCIENT ISRAEL, JUDAISM, AND CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE: ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF KARL-JOHAN ILLMAN. Lanham, Md; University Press Of America, 2006. Softbound. 8vo. IX, 448 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “The late Karl-Johan Illman was a professor of Biblical and Judaic studies at Abo Akademi University in Åbo/Turku, Finland. A beloved and respected figure in the Judeo-Christian dialogue and an accomplished scholar of Judaism, he is remembered in this memorial volume by leading scholars of Biblical and Judaic studies in Europe and North America. ” (Publishers description). Edited by Jacob Neusner; Alan J. Avery-Peck; Antti Laato; Risto Nurmela and Karl-Gustav Sandelin. Contributions by Siv Illman; Bertil Albrektson; Per Bilde; Peder Borgen; Bruce D. Chilton; Reijo E. Heinonen; Ruth Illman; Erkki Koskenniemi; Arkady Kovelman; Anni Maria Laato; Pekka Lindqvist; Svante Lundgren; Jacob Neusner; Stig Norin; Hekki Raisanen; Dagfinn Rian; Oskar Skarsaune; Roger Syren; Hanne Trautner-Kromann and Timo Veijola. Subjects: Festschrift. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Christentum. Judentum. Jüdische Theologie. Theologie. Illman, Karl-Johan, 1936-2002. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-9) (ID #32790) $30.00.
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  15. Neusner, Jacob. ANCIENT JUDAISM: DEBATES AND DISPUTES. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. 283 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 64. Subjects: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Book reviews. Jews - History - Book reviews. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-27) (ID #32745) $100.00.
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  17. Neusner, Jacob. APHRAHAT AND JUDAISM; THE CHRISTIAN-JEWISH ARGUMENT IN FOURTH-CENTURY IRAN. Leiden, Brill, 1971. Cloth. 8vo. Xiii, 267 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studia post-Biblica, v. 19. Aphrahat was an Assyrian author of the fourth century from Persia, who composed a series of twenty-three expositions or homilies on points of Christian doctrine and practice. Neusner seeks to use Aphrahat as a source for the study of Judaism easy of the Euphrates, where they were probably little affected by rabbinical influence. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Controversial literature. Judaism -- Controversial literature -- History and criticism. Judaïsme -- Ouvrages de controverse. Syrische kerken. Vroege kerk. Jodendom. Judentum Named Person: Aphraates, the Persian sage, fl. 337-345. Includes bibliographical references. Previous owner’s name on inside cover. Small stain on cover. Very good condition. (BRILL 2-8) (ID #25875/32713) $85.00.
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  19. Neusner, Jacob; William Scott Green. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE [VOLUMES 1-5]. Missoula, Mont; Published By Scholars Press For Brown University, 1978-1985. Softbound. 8vo. XIII, 259; XXV, 207; XX, 220; XX, 187; XII, 192 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Five volumes: Volume [1] [without special title] – Volume 2. [without special title] - Volume 3. Text as context in early rabbinic literature - Volume 4. Studies in liturgy, exegesis, and Talmudic narrative - Volume 5. Studies in Judaism and its Greco-Roman context. Brown Judaic studies no. 1, 9, 11, 27, 32. Vols. 2-3 distributed by Scholars Press, Chico, CA. Vol. 4 published by Scholars Press, Chico, Calif. Vol. 5 published by Scholars Press, Atlanta, Ga. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature -- Study and teaching (Higher) Judaism - Study and teaching. Judaïsme - Histoire - 586 av. J. -C. -210 (Période postexilique). Littérature rabbinique - Histoire et critique. Light wear to wraps and outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-28) (ID #32746) $250.00.
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  21. Neusner, Jacob; Ernest S Frerichs. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE; VOLUME VI; STUDIES IN THE ETHNOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE OF JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 204 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Approaches to Ancient Judaism, Volume Six, Studies in the Ethnography and Literature of Judaism. Brown Judaic Studies 192. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - Study and teaching (Higher) Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-29) (ID #32747) $100.00.
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  23. Neusner, Jacob. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM. NEW SERIES. VOLUME SEVEN. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1995. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 255 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in the History of Judaism Number 110. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-30) (ID #32748) $100.00.
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  25. Neusner, Jacob. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM. NEW SERIES. VOLUME FIFTEEN. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1999. Cloth. 8vo. VII, 249 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in the History of Judaism Number 195. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-31) (ID #32749) $100.00.
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  27. Neusner, Jacob. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM. NEW SERIES. VOLUME SIXTEEN. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1999. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 249 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in the History of Judaism Number 209. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-32) (ID #32750) $100.00.
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  29. Neusner, Jacob. THE BAVLI AND ITS SOURCES: THE QUESTION OF TRADITION IN THE CASE OF TRACTATE SUKKAH. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 209 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 85. Subjects: Talmud. Sukkah - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud Yerushalmi. Sukkah - Criticism, Redaction. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-37) (ID #32755) $100.00.
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  31. Neusner, Jacob. THE BAVLI'S UNIQUE VOICE: A SYSTEMATIC COMPARISON OF THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA AND THE TALMUD OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL [VOLUMES 1, 2, 3, 5]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1993. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 364; XI, 182; XX, 308; XXI, 202 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Four of seven volumes, contains: Volume 1. Bavli and Yerushalmi Qiddushin chapter one compared and contrasted - Volume 2. Yerushalmi's, Bavli's, and other canonical documents' treatment of the program of Mishnah-tractate Sukkah chapters one, two, and four compared and contrasted: a reprise and revision of The Bavli and its sources - Volume 3. Bavli and Yerushalmi to selected Mishnah chapters in the division of Moed: Erubin, chapter one and Moed qatan, chapter three - Volume 5. Bavli and Yerushalmi to selected Mishnah chapters in the Division of Neziqin: Baba Mesia chapter one and Makkot chapters one and two. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 71, 72, 73, 77. Subjects: Talmud - Comparative studies. Talmud Yerushalmi - Comparative studies. "Talmud de Babylone" - "Talmud de Palestine". Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-38) (ID #32756) $350.00.
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  33. Neusner, Jacob. BETWEEN TIME AND ETERNITY: THE ESSENTIALS OF JUDAISM. Encino, Calif; Dickenson Pub. Co, 1975. Softbound. 8vo. XI, 196 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Artwork by Tom Martin from drawings by Suzanne Richter Neusner. “This study of the history of Judaism is organized around the polarities of timelessness, change, eternity, and the historical present. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism - History. Judaïsme - Histoire. Light soiling to wraps. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-5) (ID #32850) $30.00.
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  35. Neusner, Jacob. BEYOND HISTORICISM, AFTER STRUCTURALISM: STORY AS HISTORY IN ANCIENT JUDAISM. Brunswick, Me; Bowdoin College, 1980. Original Wraps. 8vo. 30 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "The 1980 Harry Spindel Memorial Lecture, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, October 5, 1980." A lecture on the study of Jewish texts with critiques of other historiographic methods. Subjects: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Bible. Old Testament - Structuralist criticism. Light wear to wraps, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-43) (ID #32895) $35.00.
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  37. Neusner, Jacob; Alan Avery-Peck. THE BLACKWELL COMPANION TO JUDAISM. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. Original Cloth. 4to. XV, 553 pages. 26 cm. First edition. “This Companion explores the history, doctrines, divisions, and contemporary condition of Judaism. It organizes and places into context the history of Judaism from ancient through modern times, identifies and expounds some of Judaism's principal doctrines, introduces the more important forms of modern and contemporary Judaism, and takes up topics of special interest in contemporary Judaic life. The 27 contributions to this Companion and the selections in the associated Blackwell Reader in Judaism illustrate important points, with primary sources complementing the exposition. In this way, the editors talk about Judaism and let Judaism speak for itself. All the contributors, experts in their field, address a broad audience, assuming an interest in the subject but no prior knowledge. They present introductins for any reader interested in the subject, and do not take partisan or sectarian positions. This volume will guide those who are curious about the past and present of a vital religius tradition that has exercised influence far beyond its own community. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Judaism. Reference Works. Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-13) (ID #32794) $30.00.
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  39. Neusner, Jacob; Alan Avery-Peck. THE BLACKWELL READER IN JUDAISM. Oxford, UK; Malden, Mass, USA: Blackwell, 2001. Hardbound. 4to. XXV, 452 pages. 26 cm. First edition. “The Blackwell Reader in Judaism introduces Judaism in its own words, affording readers a direct encounter with this ancient and enduring faith. The volume includes passages from Scripture, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic writings, medieval and modern Jewish philosophy and theology, and statements of modern movements in Judaism, all with editorial comment and guidance. The selection covers the historical development of Judaism and its doctrines, as well as representing contemporary debates. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Judaism. Rabbinical literature - Translations into English. Jodendom. Judaïsme - Guides, manuels, etc. Light wear to boards. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-14) (ID #32795) $30.00.
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  41. Neusner, Jacob. CANON AND CONNECTION: INTERTEXTUALITY IN JUDAISM. Lanham, MD; University Press Of America, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 300 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Raises the contemporary issue of intertextuality, while analyzing the canonical writings of Judaism. These writings provide an ideal example of the meaning and uses of the critical initiative represented by intertextuality. In this book, the author asks in reference to these texts, how one document relates to others, thus a community of texts. He agrees that the shared conventions of rhetoric, topic and logic validate an approach to the canonical texts that ignores all social dimensions, for intrinsic to the writings are formal points of intersection and connection. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Sacred books. Intertextuality. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-41) (ID #32823) $30.00.
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  43. Neusner, Jacob. CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE BIBLE OF JUDAISM: THE JUDAIC ENCOUNTER WITH SCRIPTURE. Grand Rapids, Mich; W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 1987. Softbound. 8vo. XVIII, 205 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “Jacob Neusner, scholar and author on Jewish literature, history, and religion, believes that Jews and Christians do well to seek in their encounter with the teachings of the living God the wisdom, imagination, and insight of the ages. 'In this book, ' he writes in the preface, 'I want to contribute some modest measure of my own faith, Judaism, as that faith may add to the faith of our Christian neighbors, for all of us now dwell together in the new catacomb, the darkness of disdain for our common faith in one God, creator of heaven and earth, judge of all humankind. This is a book of religous faith. ' - (Publisher's description) Subjects: Judaism - Doctrines. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Sifrei. Numbers - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light soiling to wraps and outer edges. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-31) (ID #32882) $30.00.
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  45. Neusner, Jacob; Morton Smith. CHRISTIANITY, JUDAISM AND OTHER GRECO-ROMAN CULTS: STUDIES FOR MORTON SMITH AT SIXTY [FOUR VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Eugene, OR.: Wipf And Stock, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XI, 330; VII, 227; VII, 248; VII, 241 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. In English, French, and German. First published Brill, 1975. Four volumes: Part 1. New Testament. - part 2. Early Christianity. - part 3. Judaism before 70. - part 4. Judaism after 70. Other Greco-Roman cults. 'A bibliography of the writings of Morton Smith, to December 31, 1973 [by] A. Thomas Kraabel': v. 4, p. [190]-200. "The editor hopes that these papers, on themes of interest to Morton Smith, will contribute to the critical discussion of some problems of concern to him. Since Smith is one of the great scholarly masters of this generation, it is through scholarship, and not through encomia, that the editor and his colleagues choose to pay their tribute. The facts about the man, his writings, his critical judgment, intelligence, erudition and wit, his labor as selfless teacher and objective, profound critic speak for themselves and require no embellishment.... I hope that the quality of what follows will impress my teacher, Professor Morton Smith, and those scholars who care to read these volumes, as having been worth the immense efforts of all concerned. " - From the Foreword by Jacob Neusner. Subjects: Church history - Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Cults. Iglesia católica - Historia. Judaísmo - Historia. Église - Histoire - ca 30-600 (Église primitive) Judaïsme - Histoire - Jusqu'à 70. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique) Smith, Morton, 1915-1991 - Bibliography. Bible. New Testament. Bible. N. T. - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-6) (ID #32787) $88.00.
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  47. Neusner, Jacob; Victor D Du Bois; Kalman H Silvert. CHURCHES AND STATES: THE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION AND MODERNIZATION. New York; American Universities Field Staff, 1967. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 224 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "This volume grew out of a conference on 'the religious institution and modernism', sponsored by the American Universities Field Staff and held at Indiana University in October 1966." Contains the following essays: From Theology to Ideology: The Transmutation of Juddaism in Modern Times by Jacob Neusner - New States and an Old Church by Victor D. Du Bois - Catholicism and Development: The Catholic Left in Brazil by Thomas G. Sanders - The Retreat from Josephinism: Austrian Catholicism Responds to the Twentieth Century by Dennison I. Rusinow - Rebellion, Revolution, and Religious Intermediaries in Some Nineteenth-Century Islamic States by Stuart Schaar - Local Theocracy and National Secularism: The Malay-Muslim State of Kelantan by Willard A. Hanna - The Plateau of Particularism: Problems of Religion and Nationalism in Iran by Charles F. Gallagher - The Political Uses of Religion: Afghanistan by Louis Dupree. Subjects: Religion and sociology. Light wear to jacket, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (NEUSNER-3-54) (ID #32908) $30.00.
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  49. Neusner, Jacob. THE CLASSICS OF JUDAISM: A TEXTBOOK AND READER. Louisville, Ky; Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995. Softbound. 8vo. XXI, 486 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “In order to understand the faith of Judaism, according to Jacob Neusner, one must look at the very foundation of that faith: the Torah. To believers, this act of studying the Torah provides a direct and immediate link to the living God and forms the very basis of a faithful Jewish life. In this book, Jacob Neusner introduces the reader to selections from all the documents of the Torah, in addition to Scripture, that define the canon of Judaism in its formative age. The Classics of Judaism is, however, more than a collection of writings. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Rabbinical literature - Translations into English. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - History - Sources. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-60) (ID #32844) $30.00.
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  51. Neusner, Jacob. COMPARATIVE MIDRASH: THE PLAN AND PROGRAM OF GENESIS RABBAH AND LEVITICUS RABBAH. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986. Softbound. 8vo. XIII, 211 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 111. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Genèse - Critique, interprétation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Lévitique - Critique, interprétation, etc. Genesis Rabba. Midras Way-yiqra Rabba. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-44) (ID #32762) $50.00.
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  53. Neusner, Jacob. COMPARING RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS. MAKING AN HONEST LIVING + THE LIFE OF VIRTUE [TWO VOLUMES]. Belmont, CA: Wadworth/Thomson Learning, 2001. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 154; XII, 143 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volumes from the series Comparing Religious Traditions: 'Making an honest living: what do we owe the community? ' (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism on making an honest living) and 'The life of virtue: what do we owe ourselves? ' (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism on the life of virtue). “Praised in pre-publication reviews for its clarity, caliber of scholarship, and coverage of traditions not found in other texts, Comparing Religious Traditions is an innovative set of three texts which compare parts of one tradition with another. Focusing on topics that are familiar human issues to all-family, work, and virtue-the texts help students to understand the commonalities and differences of the traditions. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Religious ethics - Comparative studies. Work - Moral and ethical aspects. Virtue. Clean and Fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-12) (ID #32857) $30.00.
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  55. Neusner, Jacob. CONFRONTING CREATION: HOW JUDAISM READS GENESIS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GENESIS RABBAH. Eugene, Or.: Wipf And Stock, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 385 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. “By setting forth the book of Genesis as it is re-presented in the rabbinic statement Genesis Rabbah, Neusner demonstrates the way in which Judaism confronted creation and the Genesis story. In 'Confronting Creation', the author presents a new, analytical translation of Genesis Rabbah, a document that came to closure around 400 C. E. What made that particular time crucial in the life of Israel and the Jewish people is an event that also helped shape the entire history of Western civilization - the rise of Christianity to the status of the official religion of the Roman Empire. The Judaic sages' rereading of the Torah's accounts of the beginning of the world and of Israel took place during a time of significant change in Western civilization. That fact explains the importance of this reading of Genesis to Western civilization, because Genesis Rabbah illuminates the Judaic tradition in contemplating God's creation of the world. ” (Publishers Description) Originally published 1991 by University of South Carolina Press. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Commentaries. Bible. Genesis - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-25) (ID #32807) $30.00.
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  57. Neusner, Jacob. CONTEMPORARY JUDAIC FELLOWSHIP IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE. New York, Ktav Pub. House, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXII, 270 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Includes section on Havurot, by the late Ruth Jezer Teitelbaum. Subjects: Fellowship - Religious aspects - Judaism. Judaism - United States. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (NEUSNER-1-60A) (ID #32780/79) $100.00.
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  59. Neusner, Jacob. DEATH AND BIRTH OF JUDAISM: THE IMPACT OF CHRISTIANITY, SECULARISM, AND THE HOLOCAUST ON JEWISH FAITH. New York; Basic Books, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 380 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Subjects: Judaism - History - Modern period, 1750- Judaism - 20th century. Judaism - United States. Judaism and secularism. Geschichte 1800-1987. Geschichte 1780-1985. Light soiling to jacket and outer edges, institutional marks on top edge and backpage, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-16A) (ID #32863/62) $30.00.
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  61. Neusner, Jacob. DECODING THE TALMUD'S EXEGETICAL PROGRAM: FROM DETAIL TO PRINCIPLE IN THE BAVLI'S QUEST FOR GENERALIZATION: BABYLONIAN TALMUD TRACTATE SHABBAT. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1992. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 264 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Decoding the Talmud's Exegetical Program: From Detail to Principle in the Bavli's Quest for Generalization: Babylonian Talmud Tractate Shabbat. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 67 Subjects: argumentation - sabbat - "Talmud de Babylone" – rhétorique. Talmud. Shabbat - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishnah. Shabbat - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-9) (ID #32727) $100.00.
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  63. Neusner, Jacob. DEVELOPMENT OF A LEGEND; STUDIES ON THE TRADITIONS CONCERNING YOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI. Leiden, Brill, 1970. Cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 317 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studia post-Biblica, v. 16. Yohanan ben Zakkai is considered in talmudic tradition the leading sage at the end of the Second Temple period and the years immediately following the destruction of the Temple. Traditions concerning Yohanan's close connection with the origins of tannaitic mysticism are firmly rooted in the earliest sources, and they are progressively expanded and elaborated in later talmudic sources. SUBJECT (S): Aggada -- History and criticism. Aggada -- Histoire et critique. Legenden. Theologie. Tradition. Named Person: Johanan ben Zakkai, d. Ca. 80. Johanan ben Zakkai, m. Ca 80. Includes bibliographical references. Original Correction Copy, with stamp on first endpage. Key to the Reference System laid in, with minor corrections. Good condition. (BRILL-2-7A) (ID #32715) $40.00.
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  65. Neusner, Jacob. DIE GESTALTWERDUNG DES JUDENTUMS: DIE JÜDISCHE RELIGION ALS ANTWORT AUF DIE KRITISCHEN HERAUSFORDERUNGEN DER ERSTEN SECHS JAHRHUNDERTE DER CHRISTLICHEN ÄRA. Frankfurt Am Main; New York: P. Lang, 1994. Softbound. 8vo. 277 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. The taking shape of Judaism: The Jewish religion as a response to the critical challenges of the first six centuries of the Christian era. In the series: Judentum und Umwelt, Bd. 51. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaïsme - 10-425 (période talmudique) Judaïsme - Relations - Christianisme. Christianisme - Relations - Judaïsme. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-42) (ID #32894) $80.00.
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  67. Neusner, Jacob. EARLY RABBINIC JUDAISM: HISTORICAL STUDIES IN RELIGION, LITERATURE AND ART. Leiden; Brill, 1975. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 226 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Collection of essays on the oral Torah, the use of pagan symbols in Judaism after 70, etc. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Jewish art and symbolism. Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965. Jewish symbols in the Greco-Roman period. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-1) (ID #32845) $45.00.
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  69. Neusner, Jacob. ELIEZER BEN HYRCANUS. THE TRADITION AND THE MAN. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1973. Cloth. 8vo. 2 vols. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in late antiquity, v. 3-4. Contents: pt. 1. The Tradition. --pt. 2. Analysis of the Tradition, The Man. Sometimes called Eliezer the Great, he was one of the pillars of the early talmudic tradition, and through his student R. Akiva (and Akiva's circle of disciples) he had a decisive influence on the evolution of halakhah during the tannaitic period and beyond. Only after Neusner's revolutionary studies of the life and legend of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai, under whom Eliezer studied, did scholars begin to pay serious attention, not only to the legend, but also to the history of the legend. ISBN: 9004037535 (v. 1). 9789004037533 (v. 1). SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Literatura judía -- Historia y crítica Jodendom. Named Person: Eliezer ben Hyrcanus. Eliezerben Hyrcanus. Includes bibliographical references. Baruch Bokser’s copies with his notes on inside covers. Slightly stained covers. Very good condition. (BRILL 2-2) (ID #25869/32714) $95.00.
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  71. Neusner, Jacob; Alan J. Avery Peck. ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MIDRASH: BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM [VOLUME TWO ONLY]. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2005. Hardback. 4to. VII [595-1077] pages. 26 cm. First edition. Volume two only. “The Encyclopedia of Midrash — Biblical Interpretation in Formative Judaism, provides a systematic account of biblical interpretation in Judaism, from well before the second century BCE through the end of the seventh century CE. While emphasizing the Rabbinic literature, it also covers interpretation of Scripture in a number of distinct canons, ranging from the Targumic literature and Dead Sea Scrolls to the New Testament and Church Fathers. The encyclopedia comprises fifty-six essays written by thirty scholars, representing the leading figures in the study of ancient Judaism and biblical interpretation in North America, Europe, and the State of Israel. Alongside a general introduction to Rabbinic Midrash and its traits, including the theoretical questions of definition, origins, theology, hermeneutics, genre-criticism, and language, the encyclopedia addresses specific topics of concern in the study of scriptural interpretation. How Rabbinic midrashic documents that focus on specific books of Scripture read those specific books, the theology expressed by Rabbinic midrashic compilations, and the historical context in which Rabbinic Midrash took shape all are treated. Beyond these central issues in understanding Rabbinic Midrash, the encyclopedia treats interpretations of Scripture that came to closure prior to, or outside of, the framework of Rabbinic Midrash: Hellenistic Jewish Midrash, Josephus, Pseudo-Philo, Jubilees, as well as to the New Testament, Karaite and Samaritan writings, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Encyclopedia of Midrash provides readers with a depth and breadth of treatment of Midrash unavailable in any other single source. Through the writings of top scholars in each of their fields, it sets out the current state of the question for each of the many topics discussed in its pages." (Publishers description). Subjects: Midrash - Encyclopedias. Midrash - Encyclopédies. Midrasj. Midrasch - Wörterbuch. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-15) (ID #32796) $100.00.
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  73. Neusner, Jacob. EXTRA-AND NON-DOCUMENTARY WRITING IN THE CANON OF FORMATIVE JUDAISM [THREE VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Binghamton, N. Y.: Global Publications, 2001. Softbound. 8vo. 347; 373; 373 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Three volume set: v. 1. The pointless parallel: Hans-Jürgen Becker and the myth of the autonomous tradition - v. 2. Paltry parallels: the negligible proportion and peripheral role of free-standing compositions in rabbinic documents - v. 3. Peripatetic parallels: extra- and non-documentary writing in the canon of formative Judaism. “Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c. E, is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versions of sayings or stories, as evidence against the theory that the documents possess integrity. Volume One addresses the contrary position as represented by the writings of three generations, the Goldberg-Schaefer-Becker group, of the German academic school of Rabbinic studies. That school holds that for antiquity there is nothing we may call “Judaism, ” a religious system realized in its canonical writings. … In Volume One of Neusner’s canonical compilations, these parallels make no point at all. They are random, trivial, and prove nothing. … Volume Two samples the other-than-documentary components, compositions, and composites of the Bavli, Mishnah, Tosefta, Sifra, and Genesis Rabbah that do not exhibit the distinctive traits of those documents. It shows that, for the analyzed samples of Bavli, Mishnah, Tosefta, and Sifra, the extra- and non-documentary writing forms a paltry proportion of the whole. Free-standing compositions furthermore undertake no critical documentary task within the document (s) in which they occur. … Volume Three reprises Neusner’s The Peripatetic Saying: The Problem of the Thrice-Told-Tale in Talmudic Literature (Chico, 1985; Scholars Press for Brown Judaic Studies). It responds to critics of the documentary reading of the canonical documents of Rabbinic Judaism in the formative age who make much of the variations in manuscript readings of sayings and stories. These variations are so different from one another that, so the critics maintain, they call into question the very conception of a document. Each manuscript (let alone each compilation) has its own representation of a given compilation; there are no determinate documents. That is because the documentary program of rhetoric, topic, and logic of coherent discourse makes no impact on sayings or stories that circulate beyond the limits of any one document. All we have are diverse versions of we-know-not what. For the sample covered in these pages, claims that parallels move from document to document vastly exaggerate the range of variation. The variant readings are paltry and pointless, just like the parallels to which Volumes One and Two are devoted. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism - Theory, etc. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism - Theory, etc. Rabbinische Literatur. Becker, Hans-Jürgen, 1956- Grossen rabbinischen Sammelwerke Palästinas. Talmud - Criticism, Form. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-7) (ID #32788) $80.00.
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  75. Neusner, Jacob. THE FATHERS ACCORDING TO RABBI NATHAN: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATION. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 263 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Translation of: Avot de-Rabbi Nathan. Brown Judaic Studies 114. Subjects: Avôt de-Rabî Natan - Commentaires. Talmud. Minor tractates. Avot de-Rabbi Nathan - Commentaries. Midras Rabba. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-16) (ID #32734) $100.00.
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  77. Neusner, Jacob. FELLOWSHIP IN JUDAISM; THE FIRST CENTURY AND TODAY. London; Valentine, Mitchell, 1963. Original Cloth. 8vo. 76 pages. 23 cm. First edition. With a preface by Robert A. Nisbet. “These essays examine the sociology of Judaism in the last decades of the Second Jewish Commonwealth. The author discerns two kinds of religious fellowship, one constituted by the 'haber' (translated 'fellow'), based on observance of certain religious laws, and the other by the 'talmid hakham' (translated 'sage'), based on concern for study and application of the Torah. He contrasts the former with the contemporary community at Qumran, and shows the difference between the 'haburah' and the Dead Sea commune to have been based in some measure on a different attitude towards society. The final chapter presents an analysis of Jewish religious fellowship today, and offers some concrete suggestions for recovering a more vital social religious life with the aid of the lessons of the ancient fellowships. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Judaism. Pharisees. Jewish sociology. Light wear to jacket, institutional marks on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-52) (ID #32906) $30.00.
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  79. Neusner, Jacob. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS: THE CASE OF JUDAISM WITHIN THE HISTORY OF RELIGION. Lanham; University Press Of America, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 158 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Concerns methodology and the systemic analysis of periods in judaism. Subjects: Judaism - History - Philosophy. Tradition (Judaism). Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-47) (ID #32899) $30.00.
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  81. Neusner, Jacob. FORM-ANALYSIS AND EXEGESIS: A FRESH APPROACH TO THE INTERPRETATION OF MISHNAH, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MISHNAH-TRACTATE MAKHSHIRIN. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 1980. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 215 pages. 24 cm. First edition. A work on the method of form-analysis. Subjects: Mishnah. Makhshirin - Commentaries. Mishna. Makesîrîn - Commentaires. Light shelf wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-48) (ID #32900) $30.00.
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  83. Neusner, Jacob. FORMATIVE JUDAISM: RELIGIOUS, HISTORICAL, AND LITERARY STUDIES: SIXTH SERIES. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 197 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 184. Subjects: Judaism. Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-20) (ID #32738) $100.00.
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  85. Neusner, Jacob. FROM DESCRIPTION TO CONVICTION: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 141 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 86. Subjects: Judaism - Doctrines. Judaism - Sacred books. Judaism - 20th century. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-48) (ID #32766) $100.00.
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  87. Neusner, Jacob. FROM LITERATURE TO THEOLOGY IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM: THREE PRELIMINARY STUDIES. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIX, 227 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 199. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinische Literatur Aufsatzsammlung Midrasch Midrash rabbah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-22) (ID #32740) $100.00.
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  89. Neusner, Jacob. FROM POLITICS TO PIETY; THE EMERGENCE OF PHARISAIC JUDAISM. Englewood Cliffs, N. J, Prentice-Hall, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXIII, 168 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “While every history of ancient Judaism and Christianity gives a detailed picture of the Pharisees, none systematically and critically analyzes the traits and tendencies of the discrete sources combined to form such an account. Consequently, we have many theories but few facts, sophisticated theologies but uncritical, naive histories of Pharisaism which yield heated arguments unillumined by disciplined, reasoned understanding. Progress in the study of the growth of Pharisaic Judaism before 70 A. D. Will depend upon the accumulation of detailed knowledge and a determined effort to cease theorizing about the age. We must honestly attempt to understand not only what was going on in the first century, but also - and most crucially - how and whether we know anything at all about what was going on. “Here you are invited to share the painful task of assessing difficult sources and criticizing the nature of extant information about the Pharisees before 70 A. D. At the outset, you may learn more than you wanted to know about the Pharisees, but the real reward of your labor ought to be mature skepticism about the nature of historical knowledge. ” - From the Preface. Subjects: Pharisees. Pharisiens. Light soiling to outer edges. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-7) (ID #32852) $30.00.
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  91. Neusner, Jacob. FROM TRADITION TO IMITATION: THE PLAN AND PROGRAM OF PESIQTA RABBATI AND PESIQTA DERAB KAHANA. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XV, 230 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 80. Subjects: Pesikta rabbati - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Pesikta de-Rav Kahana - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light soiling to endpage, light shelf wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (NEUSNER-3-46) (ID #32898) $30.00.
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  93. Neusner, Jacob. GENESIS AND JUDAISM: THE PERSPECTIVE OF GENESIS RABBAH: AN ANALYTICAL ANTHOLOGY. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. XIV, 208 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 108. Subjects: Judaism - Doctrines. Judaïsme - Doctrines. Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Commentaries. Midrash rabbah. Genèse - Commentaires. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-43) (ID #32761) $100.00.
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  95. Neusner, Jacob. GENESIS RABBAH: THE JUDAIC COMMENTARY TO THE BOOK OF GENESIS: A NEW AMERICAN TRANSLATION [THREE VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. 360; 430; 398 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Three volume set: Volume 1. Parashiyyot one through thirty-three on Genesis 1: 1 to 8: 14 - Volume 2. Parashiyyot 34 through 67 on Genesis 8: 15 to 28: 9 - Volume 3. Parashiyyot 68 through 100 on Genesis 28: 10 to 50: 26. Brown Judaic studies no. 104-106. Subjects: Genesis (bijbelboek) Midrasch. Kommentar. Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Commentaries. Bible. Genesis - Commentaries. Midrash rabbah. Genèse - Commentaires. Bible. A. T. Genèse - Commentaires. Genesis Rabba. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-7) (ID #32725) $150.00.
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  97. Neusner, Jacob. GOODENOUGH ON THE HISTORY OF RELIGION AND ON JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 146 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies 121. Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Jewish art and symbolism. Religion - History - Study and teaching. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-52) (ID #32770) $100.00.
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  99. Neusner, Jacob. THE HALAKHAH: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE LAW OF JUDAISM. V. 5. INSIDE THE WALLS OF THE ISRAELITE HOUSEHOLD, PT. B. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2000. Hardback. 4to. LVI, 525 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Volume 5. Inside the walls of the Israelite household, part. B. “The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. The original commandments given by God to the Jewish people were enhanced by rabbis to offer a detailed framework to guide the lives of all Jews. In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion. Where applicable, the original biblical wording is given, extended with literal abstracts from the Torah. Next, problems and questions that may arise from that law are stated and any additional information given. Finally, each entry gives comprehensive explanations and recommendations as to how these laws are to be observed in daily life - where to be and where not to be, what to do and what not to do, what to say and what not to say... In Volumes IV and V of this study, we take up the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God. The Encyclopaedic account therefore moves from regulating relationships between Israel and God to establishing stable and equitable relationships among Israelites and finally to actually living the Halakhah." (Publishers description). The Brill reference library of ancient Judaism volume 1/V. Subjects: Jewish law - Encyclopedias. Judaism - Customs and practices - Encyclopedias. Judaism - Customs and practices. Encyclopedias. Droit juif - Encyclopédies. Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Tosefta - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-20) (ID #32801) $150.00.
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  101. Neusner, Jacob. THE HALAKHAH: HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2002. Hardback. 8vo. IX, 247 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “The normative law, or Halakhah, of the Oral Torah defines the principal medium by which the sages set forth their message. Norms of conduct, more than norms of conviction, convey the sages' statement by embodying its system for the social order of holy Israel. The essays gathered here, complementing the author's Theology of the Halakhah (Brill, 2001), systematically investigate the religious meaning of the normative law of Judaism, with special reference to the concept of time and history that is embodied by the law, in the now-classic essays, 'History, Time, and Paradigm in Scripture and in Judaism, ' 'Halakhah Past Time: Why No History in Rabbinic Judaism? ' and the comparison of history and purity in Rabbinic Judaism and in the religious system of the Dead Sea library at Qumran, 'History and Purity in First-Century Judaism. ' Two essays of anthropological interest, 'The Halakhah and Anthropology, ' and 'The Halakhah and the Inner Life of the Israelite, ' move from history to the Halakhah as a cultural indicator. The final essays take up two theological questions, how the theology expressed in the Halakhic system works together with the theology conveyed by the Aggadic statements of Rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity; and the case for the Rabbis' reading of ancient Israelite Scripture: 'Why the Rabbis are right. ' An essay, 'ritual without myth, ' argues that the Halakhah on its own, without verbal explanation, embodies its own mythic structure, in the context of the law of Numbers 19-Mishnah-tractate Parah. ” (Publishers description). The Brill Reference Library of Judaism. Volume: 8. Subjects: Jewish law. Judaism. Droit juif. Judaïsme. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-18) (ID #32799) $135.00.
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  103. Neusner, Jacob. THE HERMENEUTICS OF THE RABBINIC CATEGORY-FORMATIONS: AN INTRODUCTION. Lanham, Md; Oxford: University Press Of America, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 226 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in ancient Judaism (University Press of America). “This work sets forth a theory of how Rabbinic Halakhic category-formations are articulated. One can now reconstruct the processes of thought that yield for the Halakhic category-formations, the hermeneutics that govern the selection of data for a given category-formation and determines how those data are to be interpreted. Not only so, but that theory encompasses three quite distinct sources for the definition and articulation of a given category-formation: Scripture, a hermeneutics generic to all Halakhic category-formations, and a hermeneutics particular to the category-formation at hand. Presented in the shank of this book are sample studies that show how the distinction between generic and particular hermeneutics for a Halakhic category-formation accounts for the character of the Halakhah as spelled out by the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli, which is to say, the Halakhah in its initial and normative statement. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Hermeneutik. Rabbinische Literatur. Talmud - Hermeneutics. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-57) (ID #32776) $100.00.
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  105. Neusner, Jacob; Paul Milkman. HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER: 50 YEARS OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH SOCIETY FOR SERVICE. New York; Global Publications, 2001. Softbound. 8vo. XVIII, 161, [10] pages. 21 cm. First edition. With a foreword by Jacob Neusner. Ten pages of plates. “Tells the story of young people’s volunteer efforts as part of the American Jewish Society for Service. This book presents a detail flashback about the American Jewish Society for Service. For half a century the Society has realized in concrete deeds the prophetic vision for the social order, a vision of service to the needy, of tzedakah, the Hebrew word for righteousness and also for charity. But that service takes the form not of donating funds, an impersonal, generic action, but of donating one’s own strength and energy, personally and particularly. Giving a month and a half or more for five eight-hour days a week to build, paint, renovate, clean up, the young people gathered in the Society’s projects have gotten as much as they have given. The experience of hard work for others carries with it lessons learned for a lifetime. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: American Jewish Society for Service - History. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (NEUSNER-3-55) (ID #32909) $30.00.
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  107. Neusner, Jacob. HISTORY AND TORAH; ESSAYS ON JEWISH LEARNING. London, Vallentine, Mitchell, 1965. Original Cloth. 8vo. 127 pages. 23 cm. First British edition. A collection of essays by Jacob Neusner, including: History and Midrash. - Intellectual honesty in Jewish learning. - The eighty-ninth Psalm: paragigm of Israel's faith. - City, society, self: goals for Jewish learning. - Motivations for Jewish learning in the Diaspora. - Scholars and machines. - Learning and deeds: a life of Rabbi Tarfon. - An aristocrat of the intellect: Rabbi Ishmael the son of Rabbi Yosi. Contains laid in printed 'compliments of the author' card. Subjects: Jews - Intellectual life. Talmud - Study and teaching - History. Talmud - Study and teaching - History. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-43A) (ID #32826/25) $30.00.
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  109. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN BABYLONIA, COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1965-1970. Cloth. 8vo. Xxii, 341; xxiii, 249; xxii, 393; xx, 476; xxvii, 462. Maps. 25 cm. Series: Studia post-Biblica, v. 9, 11, 12, 14, 15. Neusner attempts to trace Babylonian Judaism from the second century B. C. E. Through the seventh century C. E. Contents: v. 1. The Parthian Period. --v. 2. The Early Sasanian Period. --v. 3. From Shapur I to Shapur II. --v. 4. The Age of Shapur II. --v. 5. Later Sasanian Times. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History. Judaism -- History --Talmudic period, 10-425. Juifs -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 586 av. J. -C. Juifs -- Antiquités. Joden. Geographic: Babylonia -- Ethnic relations. Bibliography: v. 1, pages [191]-213. V. 2, pages [291]-301. Baruch Bokser’s copies with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Several sheets of additional notes laid in, as well. Covers of all volumes are slightly faded. Tape on spine of volume 3, volumes 2 and 3 repaired. Good condition. (BRILL 3-12) (ID #25891) $325.00.
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  111. Neusner, Jacob. HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN THE SECOND THROUGH SEVENTH CENTURIES OF THE COMMON ERA [TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE]. New York; Garland Pub, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. Various paginations. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set. Edited with a preface by Jacob Neusner. Collection of articles detailing Jewish communities from around the world, essays written by Neusner, Alexander Kohut, Saul Lieberman, and others. Includes the history of the Chinese Jews by Marcus Adler. One essay in Hebrew, one in German. In the series: Origins of Judaism, volume 8. Subjects: Jews - History - 70-638. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Light wear to cloth. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-5) (ID #32786) $105.00.
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  113. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF APPOINTED TIMES. PART 5, THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF APPOINTED TIMES (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1983. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 254 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 34, 5. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner examines the development of Mishnah’s system of Appointed Times and its place in the larger world-view expressed by Mishnah. ISBN: 9004063951. 9789004063952. SUBJECT (S): Michna -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Bibliography pages xvii- xxiv. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-6) (ID #25885) $75.00.
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  115. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF HOLY THINGS [SIX VOLUME SET]. Eugene, OR.: Wipf And Stock, 2007. Softcover. 8vo. 262; 210; 250; 158; 225; 302 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. First published Brill 1978. Six volume set: pt. 1. Zebahim, translation and explanation. - pt. 2. Menahot, translation and explanation. - pt. 3. Hullin, Bekhorot, translation and explanation. - pt. 4. Arakhin, Temurah, translation and explanation. - pt. 5. Keritot, Meilah, Tamid, Middot, Qinnim, translation and explanation. - pt. 6. The Mishnaic system of sacrifice and sanctuary. Subjects: Pureté rituelle - Judaïsme. Mishnah. Kodashim - Commentaries. Mishna – Commentaires. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-3) (ID #32784) $140.00.
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  117. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF HOLY THINGS. PART 4. ARAKHIN, TEMURAH. TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATION (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1979. Cloth. 8vo. Xvi. 158 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 30, 4. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner translates and explains the subject of dedications and substitutions. ISBN: 9004057897. 9789004057890. 9004057900. 9789004057906. SUBJECT (S): Geschichte. Title Subject: Mishnah. Baruch Bokser’s copy with note on inside cover. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-9) (ID #25888) $35.00.
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  119. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES [22 VOLUME COMPLETE SET]. Eugene, OR.: Wipf And Stock, 2003-2007. Softbound. 8vo. 200-400 pages per volume. 24 cm. Second edition. Originally published by Brill, 1974. Includes texts of Mishnah and Tosefta. 22 volume set, complete: pt. 1. Kelim I-XI - pt. 2. Kelim XII-XXX - pt. 3. Kelim, literary and historical problems - pt. 4. Ohalot, commentary - pt. 5. Ohalot, literary and historical problems - pt. 6. Negaim, Mishnah - Tosefta - pt. 7. Negaim, Sifra - pt. 8. Negaim, literary and historical problems - pt. 9. Parah, commentary - pt. 10. Parah, literary and historical problems - pt. 11. Tohorot, commentary - pt. 12. Tohorot - literary and historical problems - pt. 13. Miqvaot, commentary - pt. 14. Miqvaot, literary and historical problems - pt. 15. Niddah, commentary - pt. 16. Niddah, literary and historical problems - pt. 17. Makhshirin - pt. 18. Zabim - pt. 19. Tebul yom and Yadayim - pt. 20. Uqsin - pt. 21. The redaction and formulation of the order of purities in Mishnah and Tosefta - pt. 22. The Mishnaic system of uncleannes, its context and history. Subjects: Purity, Ritual - Judaism. Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) - Commentaries. Tosefta. Tohorot - Commentaries. Michna - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-1) (ID #32782) $500.00.
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  121. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PART 21 (ONLY). THE REDACTION AND FORMULATION OF THE ORDER OF PURITIES IN MISHNAH ANND TOSEFTA. Leiden, Brill, 1977. Cloth. 8vo. Xxii, 359 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 21. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this volume, Neusner examines the reasons the order of Purities was organized as it is. ISBN: 9004052461. 9789004052468. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Pureté rituelle -- Judaïsme. Droit juif. Title Subject: Michna -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-14) (ID #25893) $30.00.
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  123. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 1-3, COMPLETE FOR KELIM. Leiden, Brill, 1974. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 283; xi, 338; xvi, 415 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 1-3. Contents: pt. 1. Kelim I-XI --pt. 2. Kelim XII-XXX --pt. 3. Kelim, Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines the first tractate of the order of Purities, regarding vessels. SUBJECT (S): Purity, Ritual -- Judaism. Judaísmo. Reinheidswetten. Misjna. Pureté rituelle -- Judaïsme. Title Subject: Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Tosefta. Tohorot -- Commentaries. Includes texts of Mishnah and Tosefta. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Previous owner’s name on inside cover of volumes 1 and 3. Small stain and indentation on back cover of volume 2. Otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-1) (ID #25894) $100.00.
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  125. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 6-8. COMPLETE FOR NEGAIM. Leiden, Brill, 1974-5. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 286; xv, 231; xvii, 292 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 6-8. Contents: pt. 6. Negaim, Mishnah - Tosefta --pt. 7. Negaim, Sifra --pt. 8. Negaim, Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines the rules pertaining to plagues. Baruch Bokser’s copies with underlining on several pages in volumes 7 and 8, but otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-3) (ID #25896) $100.00.
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  127. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF WOMEN [5 VOLUME SET]. Eugene, OR.: Wipf And Stock, 2007. Softbound. 8vo. 220; 145; 204; 281; 281 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. First published Brill 1980. Five volume set: pt. 1. Yebamot, translation and explanation. - pt. 2. Ketubot, translation and explanation. - pt. 3. Nedarim, Nazir, translation and explanation. - pt. 4. Sotah, Gittin, Qiddushin, translation and explanation. - pt. 5. The Mishnaic system of women. Subjects: Women (Jewish law) Femmes - Conditions sociales. Mishnah. Nashim - Commentaries. Mishna. Anglais. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-2) (ID #32783) $75.00.
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  129. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF WOMEN. PART 5, THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF WOMEN (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1980. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiii, 281 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 33, 5. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner examines the historical sequence of the development of the division of Women take place, and how they fit into the larger world-view expressed by Mishnah. ISBN: 9004060790. 9789004060791. SUBJECT (S): Droit juif -- Histoire. Femmes -- Statut juridique (droit juif) -- Histoire. Mariage -- Droit juif -- Histoire. Title Subject: Michna -- Histoire. Index. No margin notes or underlining. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-5) (ID #25884) $40.00.
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  131. Neusner, Jacob. HOW JUDAISM READS THE TORAH, III/IV. Frankfurt Am Main; New York: P. Lang, 1993. Original hardback. 8vo. 217 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Volume 3 and 4 only. Two volumes in one: Volume 3. Wayward women in the wilderness: an anthology of Sifré to Numbers – Volume 4. "I deal death and I give life": how classical Judaism confronts holocaust: an anthology of Sifré to Deuteronomy. In the series: Judentum und Umwelt vol. 42. Subjects: Halakhic Midrashim - Translations into English. Golden rule. Adultery (Jewish law) Jews in rabbinical literature. Bible. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Ten commandments. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-41) (ID #32893) $55.00.
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  133. Neusner, Jacob. HOW THE BAVLI IS CONSTRUCTED: IDENTIFYING THE FORESTS COMPRISED BY THE TALMUD'S TREES: THE CASES OF BAVLI MOED QATAN AND BAVLI MAKKOT. Lanham, Md; University Press Of America, 2009. Softbound. 8vo. XI, 423 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “In this Neusner book, he seeks to discern the Talmud's forests from its trees. By 'trees' is meant episodic and free-standing statements, facts out of any larger context. By 'forests' is meant whole paragraphs and still larger constructions of thought made out of sentences that in context and in sequence cohere. Accordingly, the issue here is how the Talmud transforms isolated facts into cogent and coherent constructions: the forests formed by the Talmud's trees. What is at stake is simply stated: What ignores the program of the Bavli in its composition and in the formation of its composites belongs in other, different documents from the Bavli and we can reconstruct through an act of imagination in response to the characteristics of the secondary composites of the Bavli the traits of those other, different documents. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Talmud. Mo`ed katan - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud. Makkot - Criticism, Redaction. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-8) (ID #32789) $30.00.
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  135. Neusner, Jacob. HOW THE HALAKHAH UNFOLDS. MOED QATAN IN THE MISHNAH, TOSEFTA, YERUSHALMI, AND BAVLI. Lanham, Md.: University Press Of America, 2006. Softbound. 8vo. VIII, 396 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “This work follows the single tractate, Moed Qatan, in its passage through the principal documents of formative Judaism-the Mishnah (200 C. E. ), Tosefta (300 C. E. ), Yerushalmi (400 C. E. ), and Bavli (600 C. E. ). Author Jacob Neusner presents a systematic account of the Halakhah in its documentary unfolding from beginning to end. In acute detail, the study illustrates the comparison between the documents by showing each individual document's treatment of the same topic. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Jewish law. Talmud. Mo`ed katan – Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-11) (ID #32792) $30.00.
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  137. Neusner, Jacob. HOW THE TALMUD SHAPED RABBINIC DISCOURSE. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1991. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 162 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Contents: Literary History and the Perspective of Ultimate Redaction. A Reprise of the Argument of Making the Classics in Judaism. The Three Stages of Literary Formation - The Unrealized Talmud of Sifra. Cases in Bavli Menahot Chapters Six, Seven, and Eight - The Unrealized Talmud of Tosefta. The Cases of Bavli and Yerushalmi Berakhot - Other Unrealized Talmuds. The Case of Statements Accorded Tannaite Status and Subjected to Sustained Critical Analysis in the Manner of the Talmud to the Mishnah - Now the Bavli Shaped Rabbinic Discourse - Epilogue: The Debate with Halivni - Appendix: Two Cases of the Argument from Attributions - 1. Kalmin's Appeal to Nonattributions - 2. Kraemer's Appeal to Attributions. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism 33. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Rabbinische Literatur Talmud - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud - Sources. Mishnah - Comparative studies. Tosefta - Comparative studies. Sifra - Comparative studies. Talmud. Condition. (NEUSNER-1-10) (ID #32728) $100.00.
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  139. Neusner, Jacob. THE IDEA OF PURITY IN ANCIENT JUDAISM: THE HASKELL LECTURES, 1972-1973. Eugene, Oregon; Wipf And Stock, 2006. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 153 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. Lectures by Jacob Neusner; with a critique and a commentary by Mary Douglas. Previously published by E. J. Brill, 1973. Subjects: Purity, Ritual - Judaism. Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-23) (ID #32805) $30.00.
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  141. Neusner, Jacob. IN THE MARGINS OF THE YERUSHALMI: GLOSSES ON THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1983. Softbound. 8vo. V, 153 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 55. Subjects: Talmud Yerushalmi. English - Versions - Neusner. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-46) (ID #32764) $50.00.
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  143. Neusner, Jacob. THE INTEGRITY OF LEVITICUS RABBAH: THE PROBLEM OF THE AUTONOMY OF A RABBINIC DOCUMENT. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. 234 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 93. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, Redaction. Midrash rabbah. Lévitique - Critique, interprétation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Lévitique - Critique rédactionnelle. Light edge wear, clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-36) (ID #32754) $50.00.
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  145. Neusner, Jacob. INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN JUDAISM: WHAT THE BOOKS SAY, WHAT THE PEOPLE DO. Eugene, Or; Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 179 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. Previously published: Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 1994, under the title: Fortress introduction to American Judaism. “The character of any religion as it is lived and practiced can be quite different from the prescriptions and ideals of its traditions and rituals. This bifurcation can be found also in the tension between the ideas people hold and the things they do. Jacob Neusner explains in the preface: The issue I address in these pages for a broad audience of people who care about religion in general, not Judaism in particular, is an urgent one: explaining what we see, not only what we read. So I decided to focus the book more sharply on what strikes me as Judaism's most suggestive trait - the fairly broadly diffused knowledge of what matters and what doesn't. Students, general readers, members of the clergy, and teachers will find here a lucid and compelling account of the actual life of Jewish people - in the synagogue, at home, in ritual - and of commonly held attitudes toward Holocaust and redemption, the Sabbath and festivals, study of the Torah, the State of Israel, and more. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism - Social aspects - United States. Judaism - Social aspects - Canada. Judaism - United States - Customs and practices. Judaism - Canada - Customs and practices. Jewish way of life. Judaism - 20th century. Jewish sociology. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-19) (ID #32868) $30.00.
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  147. Neusner, Jacob. INTRODUCTION TO RABBINIC LITERATURE. New York: Doubleday, 1994. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXI, 720 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Contains the following: Rabbinic literature as a whole. Defining rabbinic literature and its principal parts; Distinguishing documents by distinctive characteristics: rhetoric and topic; Documentary coherence and differentiation: the four logics of coherent discourse in rabbinic literature; The dialectical argument in rabbinic literature - The Mishnah and its exegesis. The Mishnah; The Tosefta; The Talmud of the land of Israel; The Talmud of Babylonia - The reception of Scripture: the three types of Midrash-exegesis in rabbinic literature. Midrash: writing with Scripture; Mekhilta attributed to R. Ishmael (Exodus); Sifra (Leviticus); Sifré to Numbers; Sifré to Deuteronomy; Genesis Rabbah; Leviticus Rabbah; Pesiqta deRab Kahana; Pesiqta Rabbati; Song of Songs Rabbah; Ruth Rabbah; Lamentations Rabbati; Esther Rabbah part one - Writing without authors: the sage in rabbinic literature. Rabbinic literature and individual sages: writing without authors; Tractate Abot (the fathers); Abot deRabbi Nathan (the fathers according to Rabbi Nathan) - The Targumim. The Targumim in the context of rabbinic literature / Paul V. McCracken Flesher - Conclusion. Rabbinic literature and the formation of Judaism. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Fresh in great jacket. Very good + condition. (NEUSNER-2-32) (ID #32814) $30.00.
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  149. Neusner, Jacob. INVITATION TO MIDRASH: THE WORKINGS OF RABBINIC BIBLE INTERPRETATION: A TEACHING BOOK. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XV, 336 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Discusses trends in rabbinical interpretation, explains how the Midrash works, and looks at examples from the Hebrew Scriptures. Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism. Midrasj. Midrasch. Einführung. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-38) (ID #32820) $30.00.
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  151. Neusner, Jacob. INVITATION TO THE TALMUD; A TEACHING BOOK. New York; Harper & Row, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXII, 263 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “A rabbi focuses upon laws dealing with ritual behavior at meals in the Mishnah, Tasefta, Babylonian Talmud, and Palestinian Talmud, and discusses the relevance of Talmudic modes of thought and analysis. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Talmud – Introductions. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-56) (ID #32840) $30.00.
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  153. Neusner, Jacob. INVITATION TO THE TALMUD; A TEACHING BOOK. New York; Harper & Row, 1975. Softbound. 8vo. XXII, 263 pages. 22 cm. First Paperback edition. “A rabbi focuses upon laws dealing with ritual behavior at meals in the Mishnah, Tasefta, Babylonian Talmud, and Palestinian Talmud, and discusses the relevance of Talmudic modes of thought and analysis. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Talmud - Introductions. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-2-57) (ID #32841) $30.00.
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  155. Neusner, Jacob. INVITATION TO THE TALMUD: A TEACHING BOOK. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXI, 359 pages. 22 cm. Revised and expanded edition. Text in Aramaic, English, and Hebrew. Subjects: Talmud – Introductions. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-58) (ID #32842) $30.00.
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  157. Neusner, Jacob. INVITATION TO THE TALMUD: A TEACHING BOOK. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1989. Softbound. 8vo. XXXI, 359 pages. 22 cm. Revised and expanded Paperback edition. Text in Aramaic, English, and Hebrew. Subjects: Talmud - Introductions. Light aged, with institutional stamps on outer edges and endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-2-59) (ID #32843) $30.00.
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  159. Neusner, Jacob. ISRAEL IN AMERICA: A TOO-COMFORTABLE EXILE? Boston; Beacon Press, 1985. Softcover. 8vo. XI, 203 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In this lively and thoughtful series of essays, distinguished Jewish scholar and educator Jacob Neusner examines the American Jewish community-the history of its Judaism, its practices, its beliefs, and its paradoxical position as "Israel in America. " Neusner traces the history of American Judaism from its immigrant and isolationist origins to the present-day movement of Jewish reaffirmation. He outspokenly discusses the impact of American Jews on classic Judaic theology, their complex and often troubled relationship with the state of Israel, and the public policy changes they face on a daily basis. Subjects: Judaism - United States. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-22) (ID #32873) $30.00.
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  161. Neusner, Jacob. THE JEWISH WAR AGAINST THE JEWS: REFLECTIONS ON GOLAH, SHOAH, AND TORAH. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 149 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Reflections by Neusner on the paradox of a triple commitment to America, Judaism, and Zionism; with explanations on the resolution of the issues of that paradox through study of Torah. Subjects: Jews - United States - Identity. Jewish diaspora. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Israel and the diaspora. Diaspora. Judentum. United States - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-15) (ID #32861) $30.00.
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  163. Neusner, Jacob. JEWS AND CHRISTIANS: THE MYTH OF A COMMON TRADITION. London: SCM Press; Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1991. Paperback. 8vo. XI, 158 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The author proposes that 'there is not now, and there never has been, a dialogue between the religions of Judaism and Christianity. ' The first part of the book represents historical discourse through which Professor Neusner underscores that, from the very beginnings, the Judaic and Christian religious worlds scarcely intersected (with the exception of the fourth century). In the second part, Neusner spells out theological reasons underlying the 'myth' of a Judeo-Christian tradition. He calls for an understanding of religions as systems so that each party can describe fully, honestly, and accurately the religion it proposes to bring into dialogue with the other. Only when both parties grasp what is meant in context can dialogue actually occur. Throughout this absorbing book, Professor Neusner summons readers to make an effort to treat as legitimate and authentic religions other than their own, and to value a religion's account of itself. Then genuine dialogue may be possible, and such dialogue is essential for world peace. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Church history - Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600. Condition. (NEUSNER-3-33) (ID #32885) $30.00.
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  165. Neusner, Jacob. THE JEWS IN PAGAN ARMENIA. New Haven, Conn; American Oriental Society, 1964. Original Wraps. 4to. [230-240] pages. 26 cm. First Offprint edition. Reprinted from: Journal of the American Oriental Society. Vol. 84, no. 3 (July-Sept. 1964). Neusner pursues the previous research on the history of Jews in Pagan Armenia done by Salo Baron; he allocates his essay into three parts: Jews in Pagan Armenia, Armenian Judaism, Traditions on Armenia's part in Jewish History. A rare offprint. Includes laid in corrections sheet. Subjects: Jews - Armenia – History. OCLC lists 3 copies (Brown, Paris, British Library). Edges very bumped and lightly soiled, minor water stain to edges, otherwise clean. Good - condition. (NEUSNER-3-53) (ID #32907) $30.00.
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  167. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAIC PERSPECTIVES ON ANCIENT ISRAEL. Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 318 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Edited by Jacob Neusner, Baruch A. Levine, and Ernest S. Frerichs; literary editor, Caroline McCracken-Flesher. “This volume assembles for the first time a representative statement of Judaic learning on the Old Testament as it is studied today by many of the most important Jewish Bible scholars of the age. A host of internationally known scholars - American, European, and Israeli - here present a variety of rich perspectives on the study and interpretation of the Scriptures revered by both Judaism and Christianity. These studies make clear that no single Jewish school of biblical scholarship exists. Rather there is a Jewish approach, involving appreciation for Hebrew as a living language; the reality of Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel; the continuity of Scripture in the life of Israel, the Jewish people, and the state of Israel; and a complete and healthy adaptation of the critical perspectives of contemporary scholarship. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish - History - 20th century. Light wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-8) (ID #32853) $30.00.
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  169. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AFTER THE DEATH OF "THE DEATH OF GOD". Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1995. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 187 pages. 24 cm. First edition. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 109. Subjects: Judaism - 20th century. Death of God theology. Jews - Cultural assimilation. Jüdische Theologie. Gott-ist-tot-Theologie. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-54) (ID #32773) $100.00.
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  171. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE AGE OF CONSTANTINE: HISTORY, MESSIAH, ISRAEL, AND THE INITIAL CONFRONTATION. Chicago; University Of Chicago Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XV, 246 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “With the conversion of Constantine in 312, Christianity began a period of political and cultural dominance that it would enjoy until the twentieth century. Jacob Neusner contradicts the prevailing view that following Christianity's ascendancy, Judaism continued to evolve in isolation. He argues that because of the political need to defend its claims to religious authenticity, Judaism was forced to review itself in the context of a triumphant Christianity. The definition of issues long discussed in Judaism-the meaning of history, the coming of the Messiah, and the political identity of Israel-became of immediate and urgent concern to both parties. What emerged was a polemical dialogue between Christian and Jewish teachers that was unprecedented. In a close analysis of texts by the Christian theologians Eusebius, Aphrahat, and Chrysostom on one hand, and of the central Jewish works the Talmud of the Land of Israel, the Genesis Rabbah, and the Leviticus Rabbah on the other, Neusner finds that both religious groups turned to the same corpus of Hebrew scripture to examine the same fundamental issues. Eusebius and Genesis Rabbah both address the issue of history, Chrysostom and the Talmud the issue of the Messiah, and Aphrahat and Leviticus Rabbah the issue of Israel. As Neusner demonstrates, the conclusions drawn shaped the dialogue between the two religions for the rest of their shared history in the West. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Church history - Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600. Midrash - History and criticism. Fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-34) (ID #32886) $30.00.
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  173. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AND ITS SOCIAL METAPHORS: ISRAEL IN THE HISTORY OF JEWISH THOUGHT. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 258 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The current crisis in Palestine is only the most recent manifestation of Israel's historical significance to the Jewish people. Jacob Neusner examines the crucial role of the definition of Israel in the history of Judaic thought. He argues that Judaic sages have constructed various metaphoric images of Israel-as family, as chosen people, as a nation-in order to express changing theological concerns as the religion evolved. The history of the definition of Israel is revealed as the reflection of the history of Judaism itself. This is a bold and original interpretation of the way in which Jews, as well as other peoples, define themselves. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Jewish sociology. Jews - Identity. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-50/51) (ID #32902/03/04/05) $30.00.
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  175. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AND SCRIPTURE: THE EVIDENCE OF LEVITICUS RABBAH. Eugene, Oregon; Wipf And Stock, 2003. Softbound. 8vo. 664 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. “This groundbreaking work continues Jacob Neusner's multi-volume examination of the main texts of Judaism in its formative years. The first two parts of the project—'Judaism: The Evidence of the Yerushalmi'—examined the Mishnah and the Talmud of the Land of Israel and placed them in the social, intellectual, and religious contexts of their time. In 'Judaism and Scripture' Neusner moves from the study of ancient Judaism in society at large to an analysis of Rabbinic Judaism in relation to Scripture itself. Neusner accomplishes this both through close analysis and through the first English translation of the critical text of the Leviticus Rabbah. Tracing the relationship between the actual Book of Leviticus and its rabbinic commentary, Neusner asks how the rabbis who stand behind the text make use of Leviticus and how, through their comments on it, they make intelligible and comprehensible statements of their own. In answering these two questions Neusner shows, through a prime example, exactly how Scripture enters Judaism and how rabbis of the formative age of Judaism chose and taught the lessons they deemed critical to the life of Israel, the Jewish people. ” (Publishers description) First published by University of Chicago, 1986. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique) Geschichte 10-425. Judaism; Midrashim - Critical studies. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Commentaries. Midrash Rabbah. Lévitique – Commentaires. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-24) (ID #32806) $55.00.
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  177. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AND STORY: THE EVIDENCE OF THE FATHERS ACCORDING TO RABBI NATHAN. Chicago; University Of Chicago Press, 1992. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 241 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In this close analysis of The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, a sixth-century commentary on the Mishnah-tractate The Fathers (Avot), Jacob Neusner considers the way in which the story, as a distinctive type of narrative, entered the canonical writings of Judaism. The final installment in Neusner's cycle of analyses of the major texts of the Judaic canon, Judaism and Story shows that stories about sages exist in far greater proportion in The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan than in any of the other principal writings in the canon of Judaism of late antiquity. Neusner's detailed comparison of The Fathers and The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan demonstrates the transmission and elaboration of these stories and shows how these processes incorporated the newer view of the sage as a supernatural figure and of the eschatological character of Judaic teleology. These distinctions, as Neusner describes them, mark a shift in Jewish orientation to world history. Judaism and Story documents a chapter of rabbinic tradition that explored the possibility of historical orientation by means of stories. As Neusner demonstrates, this experiment with narrative went beyond the borders of rabbinic preoccupation with rhetorical argumentation focused on the explication of the Torah. The sage story moved in the direction of biography, but without allowing biography to emerge. This development, in Neusner's account, parallels the movement from epistle to Gospel in early Christianity and thus has broad implications for the history of religions. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Rabbis - Biography - History and criticism. Jewish legends - History and criticism. Talmud. Minor tractates. Avot de-Rabbi Nathan - Biography. Talmud. Minor tractates. Avot de-Rabbi Nathan – Legends. In good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-51A) (ID #32835/34) $30.00.
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  179. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AND THE INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE: INTRODUCTION TO THE RABBINIC MIDRASH. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. X, 230 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture introduces the Rabbinic Midrash compilations and their theology, exploring the effects of this written/oral tradition on Judaism’s interpretation of Scripture. It also acts as an introduction to Neusner’s twelve-volume translation and commentary The Rabbinic Midrash. Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture draws on sample texts from each of the major works within the large corpus of The Rabbinic Midrash, providing ample illustrations from that work with detailed explanations of the hermeneutics of the rabbis. The book offers beginners as well as more seasoned readers fascinating insights into Jewish scriptural interpretation and understanding. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Midrasch. Bible. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-33) (ID #32815) $30.00.
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  181. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM FROM MOSES TO MUHAMMAD: AN INTERPRETATION. Leiden: Brill, 2005. Hardback. 8vo. XVIII, 354 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Edited by Jacob Neusner, William Scott Green and Alan J. Avery-Peck. “This book answers the following question for Judaism: among all the things that happened in antiquity, what are the events that, seen from the perspective of the world that would endure, turn out to shape the long future? How did axiological events identify the focal points of the unfolding religious system, Judaism, in its formulation by the rabbinic sages of ancient times? This is the system that originated, in its own telling, with God’s teaching to Moses at Sinai in the Torah, in written and traditional form. Of all that happened to the Jews in the millennium from the formation of the Pentateuch ('Moses') to the end of the formative age ('Muhammad'), the particular Judaism that emerged as normative responded to only a select few and did so within a logic all its own. Here we identify those definitive events of danger and opportunity — crisis — and the focal points that they highlighted. ” (Publishers Description). Brill reference library of Judaism 23. Subjects: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-19) (ID #32800) $280.00.
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  183. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY 3. WHERE WE STAND: ISSUES AND DEBATES IN ANCIENT JUDAISM. VOLUME 4. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill, 2000. Hardback. 8vo. XII, 196 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “What, in Judaism - a religion so concerned with social norms and public policy - can we possibly mean by 'law'? That is the thoroughly fresh perspective with which this work commences. It proceeds with two chapters on Second Temple Judaism, and two on the special subject of the Dead Sea library. Learning withers when criticism is substituted by political consensus, and when other than broadly accepted viewpoints find a hearing only with difficulty, if at all. The editors, therefore, invited colleagues from the USA, Europe, and Israel to systematically outline their views in one account and set it alongside contrary ones. The several participants explain how, in broad and sweeping terms, they see the state of learning in their areas of special interest. The volume provides first an overview, followed by a systematic, critical account of the fading consensus. In a number of accounts, the different perspectives are presented in scholarly debate. Because of the willingness of contending parties to meet one another in a single frame of discourse, the work is able to portray with considerable breadth the presently contending viewpoints concerning the use of Rabbinical literature for historical purposes. Besides this sustained and vigorous debate, precipitated by historical-critical reading of the rabbinical literature, other issues have attracted attention, such as, for example, feminist interests. ” (Publishers description) Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East, volume 55. Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. - Sources. Judaïsme - Histoire - 586 av. J. -C. -210 (Période postexilique) - Sources. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-17) (ID #32798) $115.00.
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  185. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY 5. THE JUDAISM OF QUMRAN: A SYSTEMIC READING OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS. VOLUME ONE: THEORY OF ISRAEL. VOLUME TWO: WORLD VIEW, COMPARING JUDAISMS. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill, 2000. Hardback. 8vo. XII, 196; XII, 276 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set. Volume One: Theory of Israel. Volume Two: World View, Comparing Judaisms. Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton. “The authors have asked of the documents of the Dead Sea Library found at Qumran a simple question: how does each participate in a single Judaic religious system? They propose a reading of the Scrolls from the hypothesis that all of them, in one way or another, rest upon one, authoritative, Judaism. Their analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls describes how diverse writings hold together to make a single coherent statement, to stand for a religious system possessed of integrity and wisdom. This account of the world view of Judaism covers principal questions addressed to any Judaic religious system: the doctrine of God, the Torah, and matters of history, wisdom, and mysticism. When it comes to the way of life, they include the evidence of the material culture of the community as well as practical matters of religious conduct. How the community’s world view comes to realization is suggested by its treatment of the calendar, by its provision of laws that concern women, by questions of cultic and secular purity, by its piety and forms of worship and views of Temple, sacrifice, and the like. Finally, with the community’s definition of ‘Israel’ and of itself in relationship to ‘Israel’, inclusive of Israelites excluded from this ‘Israel’, an account is gained of the theory of who and what is Israel that animates the particular Judaism represented in these writings. ” (Publishers description) Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East, volumes 56 and 57. Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. - Sources. Judaïsme - Histoire - 586 av. J. -C. -210 (Période postexilique) - Sources. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-16) (ID #32797) $115.00.
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  187. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN THE AMERICAN HUMANITIES: ESSAYS AND REFLECTIONS. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1981. Softbound. 8vo. XVIII, 161 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contents: Defining the humanities: clearing away some debris - Defining the humanities: from many, one? - Stranger at home: toward a theory of the humanistic study of religion - NEH occasions: who chooses? - NEH occasions: open meetings - NEH occasions: the humanities, public policy, and organized Jewry - Contexts and constituencies: the diverse responsibilities of higher Jewish learning - Contexts and curricula: introducing Judaism in the humanities: the first course and its problems -- Contexts and classrooms: modes of academic advocacy: the case of Judaism - Toward a theory of comparison: alike and not alike: a grid for comparison and differentiation - Toward a theory of category-formation: shaping useful categories: the problem of "Judaism, " "Christianity, " and "Hellenism" - Toward a theory of Talmudic "lives": the present state of rabbinic biography - Some consequences of theory: religion and society in ancient Judaism with special reference to the second and third centuries - Judaic studies as the humanities of the Jewish heritage. Brown Judaic studies no. 28. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching (Higher) - United States. Jews - History - Study and teaching (Higher) - United States. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-49) (ID #32767) $50.00.
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  189. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN THE BEGINNING OF CHRISTIANITY. Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1984. Softbound. 8vo. 112 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “In this book Jacob Neusner answers the central questions about the world of Judaism in which Christianity was born. He gives an overview of the history and religion of Israel and an analysis of the Judaic legacy as it endured among those who did not become Christians. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-30) (ID #32881) $30.00.
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  191. Neusner, Jacob; Bruce Chilton. JUDAISM IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: PRACTICES AND BELIEFS. London; Routledge, 1995. Softcover. 8vo. XIX, 203 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Judaism in the New Testament explains how the books of the early church emerged from communities which defined themselves in Judaic terms even as they professed faith in Christ. The earliest Christians set forth the Torah as they understood it - they did not think of their religion as Christianity, but as Judaism. For the first time, in Judaism in the New Testament, two distinguished scholars take the earliest Christians at their word and ask: 'If Christianity is (a) Judaism, then how should we read the New Testament? ' The Gospels, Paul's Letters, and the Letter to the Hebrews are interpreted to define what Chilton and Neusner call 'Christianity's Judaism. ' Seen in this way, the New Testament will never be the same. (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism (Christian theology) Christianity - Origin. Jewish sects - History. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Bible. New Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-32A) (ID #32884/83) $30.00.
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  193. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN THE SECULAR AGE; ESSAYS ON FELLOWSHIP, COMMUNITY, AND FREEDOM. New York, Ktav Pub. House, 1970. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 181 pages. 23 cm. First edition. A collection of essays dealing with modern Jewish history, from Shabbetai Zvi to Theodore Herzl, secularization, conservative judaism, and liberal judaism. Subjects: Judaism - 20th century. Judentum. Geschichte 1800-1970. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-18A) (ID #32867/66) $30.00.
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  195. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM: THE EVIDENCE OF THE MISHNAH. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXVII, 497 pages. 24 cm. Second augmented edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 129. Subjects: Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishnah. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-14) (ID #32732) $100.00.
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  197. Neusner, Jacob; William Scott Green; Ernest S. Frerichs. JUDAISMS AND THEIR MESSIAHS AT THE TURN OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1987. Softbound. 8vo. XVI, 299 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “While Jews in ancient Israel had much in common, in fact there existed no such thing as an orthodox Judaism. Diverse Judaisms, each with its own way of life, world view, and definition of the social entity (or Israel) to whom it spoke, flourished. Since there was no single Judaism, there was no single Messiah-idea or Messianic doctrine. Various readings of the Messiah theme reached definition in the various unrelated religious systems or Judaisms produced by those Jews-hence 'Judaisms' and 'their Messiahs. ' In this book, distinguished specialists in late antiquity Judaisms, including Christian scholars, take up the differing place and role of the Messiah-idea. Dealing with the best-documented Judaic systems-the Essene community at Qumran, Christian Judaisms represented by Matthew and Mark, the nascent rabbinic Judaism portrayed in the Mishnah, the Judaic system implicit in the writings of Philo-each author works out how a given system treats the Messiah theme. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Messiah - History of doctrines. Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Jesus Christ - History of doctrines - Early church, ca. 30-600. Condition. (NEUSNER-3-49) (ID #32901) $30.00.
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  199. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM'S THEOLOGICAL VOICE: THE MELODY OF THE TALMUD. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1995. Softbound. 8vo. XVII, 224 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Distinguished historian of Judaism Jacob Neusner here ventures for the first time into constructive theology. Taking the everyday life of contemporary Judaism as his beginning, Neusner asks when in the life of the living faith of the Torah does Israel, the holy community, meet God? Where does the meeting take place? What is the medium of the encounter? In his attempt to answer these questions, Neusner sets forth the character and the form of the Torah as sung theology. Israel, the holy community, meets God in the synagogue, while at prayer, and in the yeshiva, when studying the Torah--at the moment in each setting when the Torah is received. In both circumstances people do not read but sing out its words. With the written part of the Torah sung in the synagogue, and the oral part declaimed in centers of sacred learning, music provides the medium for Judaism's theological voice. Neusner identifies a reciprocal exchange between the holy community Israel and God: Israel sings to God when the Torah is studied, and God sings to Israel when the Torah is declaimed. Through the metaphor of music, Neusner offers an account of how he believes those faithful to the Torah meet God in the Torah, and how they should listen to the melody of God's self-revelation. The result is an original theological reflection that will interest all students of Judaism. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Cantillation. Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Judaism - Doctrines. Bible. Old Testament - Liturgical use. Bible. Old Testament - Accents and accentuation. Talmud - Hermeneutics. Talmud - Study and teaching. Wraps bumped, light soiling to outer edges, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (NEUSNER-2-30) (ID #32812) $30.00.
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  201. Neusner, Jacob. LEARN MISHNAH. New York; Behrman House, 1978. Softbound. 8vo. 136 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Introduces Mishnah, the oral law of Judaism received by Moses from God at Mount Sinai. Illustrated by Jim Hellmuth. Written for juvenile audiences. Subjects: Jewish religious education. Misjna. Mishnah – Textbooks. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-55) (ID #32839) $30.00.
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  203. Neusner, Jacob; Priscilla Fishman. LEARN MISHNAH NOTEBOOK. New York; Behrman House, 1983. Softbound. 8vo. 128 pages. 24 cm. First edition. 'A study guide to Jacob Neusner's Learn Mishnah. ' “Learning Mishnah, the oral law, is deciphering a puzzle using deductive reasoning. Neusner carefully guides the child through a step-by-step study session. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Mishnah - Study and teaching. Juvenile Literature. OCLC lists 6 copies. Condition. (NEUSNER-3-40) (ID #32892) $30.00.
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  205. Neusner, Jacob. LEARN TALMUD. New York; Behrman House, 1979. Softbound. 8vo. 166 pages. 24 cm. First edition. A study of the Talmud that applies traditional values to modern life. Includes passages and vocabulary in English and Hebrew or Aramaic. Designed by Ed Schneider; illustrated by Jim Hellmuth. Written for juvenile audiences. Subjects: Jewish religious education. Talmud - Textbooks. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-53) (ID #32837) $30.00.
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  207. Neusner, Jacob. A LIFE OF RABBAN YOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI, CA. 1-80 C. E. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17A). (ID #25859) $55.00.
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  209. Neusner, Jacob. A LIFE OF RABBAN YOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI, CA. 1-80 C. E. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with minimal markings and withdrawn stamps. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17). (ID #17965) $45.00.
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  211. Neusner, Jacob. THE LIFE OF TORAH: READINGS IN THE JEWISH RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. Encino, Calif,: Dickenson Publishing Co, 1974. Paperback, 8vo. Xv, 237 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – United States. CONTENTS: The Jewish heritage; The unity of God; Four aspects of Torah; Rabbis: the men of Torah; Torah as a way of life: the joy of the commandments; Torah as a way of life: some specific commandments; Torah as a way of life: the sanctification of time; Torah in America: movements in American Judaism; Torah in the State of Israel; Zionism and Judaism. SERIES: The Religious life of man series. ISBN: 0822101246. Neusner (b. 1932) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was ordained rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He served on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Dartmouth College, and Brown University. He was also active in several professional organizations and learned societies; in 1968–69 he served as president of the American Academy of Religion. (Goodblatt, EJ) Ex library. Covers a little worn, good condition. (RAB-29-11) (ID #20713) $30.00.
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  213. Neusner, Jacob. MAJOR TRENDS IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM [TWO VOLUMES ONLY]. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1983. Softbound. 8vo. 116; 152 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Volume 1. Society and symbol in political crisis – (2) Second series: Texts, contents, and contexts. Brown Judaic studies no. 60-61. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Messiah - Judaism - History of doctrines. Jodendom. Talmoed. Rabbijnse literatuur. Messie - Histoire des doctrines. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique) Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna - Critique, interprétation, etc. Institutional stamp on endpage, light rubbing to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-1-21) (ID #32739) $100.00.
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  215. Theodore Pappas; Jacob Neusner (Foreword). THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, PLAGIARISM STORY. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Institute, 1994. Softbound. 8vo. 105 pages. 23 cm. First edition. A collection of articles originally published in several different periodicals, 1989-1993. With a foreword by Jacob Neusner. A work written from a noted 'paleoconservative' author and editor of the ultra-right magazine Chronicles (which has long been denounced as anti-semitic and racist, and whose members helped form the 'League of the South', a pro-Confederate, white supremacist hate group), this book attempts to indict MLK owing to the claims of 'plagiarism' in his doctoral dissertation. One can only question Neusner's contribution in the foreword, wherein he attacks 'political correctness', established interests in the academic and publishing world, the 'deep racism' of the publishers and academics who 'refuse' to publish this volume, the failure of the 'formerly elite American universities that are complicit' in not publishing; Neusner goes so far as to make a direct analogy between white people in American universities, 'strangled by political correctness' and affirmative action, and the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. Subjects: Right wing – Racism. Jim Crow. Plagiarism - United States. King, Martin Luther, Jr, 1929-1968. Clean and fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-56) (ID #32910) $30.00.
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  217. Neusner, Jacob. MEET OUR SAGES. New York; Behrman House, 1980. Softbound. 8vo. 128 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Describes how the sages created the Mishnah, Talmud, and other holy books of the oral Torah. Illustrated by Jim Hellmuth. Written for juvenile audiences. Subjects: Tannaim - Juvenile literature. Aggada - Juvenile literature. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-54) (ID #32838) $30.00.
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  219. Neusner, Jacob. MEKHILTA ACCORDING TO RABBI ISHMAEL: AN INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM'S FIRST SCRIPTURAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 250 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 152. Subjects: Halakhic Midrashim. Mechilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (anoniem) Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-15) (ID #32733) $100.00.
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  221. Neusner, Jacob. MEKHILTA ACCORDING TO RABBI ISHMAEL: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION [TWO VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. 268; 266 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set: Volume 1. Pisha, Beshallah, Shirata, and Vayassa - Volume 2. Amalek, Bahodesh, Neziqin, Kaspa and Shabbata. Brown Judaic Studies 148, 154. Subjects: Bible. Exodus - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Mekhilta - Commentaries. Mekhilta des Rabbi Jischmael. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-2) (ID #32720) $120.00.
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  223. Neusner, Jacob. THE MEMORIZED TORAH: THE MNEMONIC SYSTEM OF THE MISHNAH. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. 138 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 96. Subjects: Mishnah - Mnemonic devices. Mishna - Mnémotechnique. Mishnah. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-45) (ID #32763) $50.00.
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  225. Neusner, Jacob. MESSAGES TO MOSCOW AND OTHER CURRENT LECTURES ON LEARNING AND COMMUNITY IN JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1998. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 199 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contains the following: Two Messages to Moscow - Beginning Fresh: What Russian Jews Have to Learn from American Jewry - Founding a Scholarly Tradition in Jewish Learning The Russian-Jewish Moment - Learning and Community From San Diego to Prague - Jewish Learning and the Jewish Community: Where Do We Go from Here? - When Judaism Dies but the Jewish Community Continues: Purim in Prague - Addresses in Abo/Turku The Letter Gives life - The Halakhan as Theology - Ritual as a Religious Statement in Judaism - Addresses at the Bard College and University of South Florida Conference-Seminar: Religion and Economic Action - The Rational Disposition of Scarce Resources: When a Religious System Incorporates an Economics - The Transvaluation of Value: When a Religious System Redefines Wealth - From Parallels to Analogues: Reciprocally Reading Gospels' and Rabbis' Parables - Some Recent Reviews and a Memoire - Dagmar Borner-Klein's Der Midrasch Sifre zu Numeri - Yael Zerubavel's Recovered Roots - Ivan Strenski's Durkheim and the Jews of France - My Beginnings in the Academic Study of Judaism. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 184. Contains ex libris stamp: “Presented to Pius XII Memorial Library by Professor Jacob Neusner”. Subjects: Judaism - 20th century. Jewish learning and scholarship. Economics - Religious aspects - Judaism. Institutional marks on endpages and outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-26) (ID #32877) $30.00.
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  227. Neusner, Jacob. METHOD AND MEANING IN ANCIENT JUDAISM [THREE VOLUMES; SERIES 1-3]. Missoula, MT; Scholars Press, 1979-1981. Softbound. 8vo. VII, 211; 223; 247 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Three volumes; first through third series of Method and Meaning in Ancient Judaism. Brown Judaic studies no. 10, 15, 16. Subjects: Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History. Pharisees - Historiography. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-25) (ID #32743) $150.00.
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  229. Neusner, Jacob. METHOD AND MEANING IN ANCIENT JUDAISM: FOURTH SERIES. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIII, 287 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 168. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Misjna. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique) - Historiographie. Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-26) (ID #32744) $100.00.
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  231. Neusner, Jacob. MIDRASH AS LITERATURE: THE PRIMACY OF DOCUMENTARY DISCOURSE. Lanham: University Press Of America, 1987. Softbound. 8vo. XIX, 234 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Subjects: Midrash - Critique, interprétation, etc. Kugel, James L. Judaism; Midrashim - Critical studies. Midrash - History and criticism. Condition. (NEUSNER-2-34) (ID #32816) $30.00.
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  233. Neusner, Jacob. THE MIDRASH COMPILATIONS OF THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH CENTURIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RHETORICAL, LOGICAL, AND TOPICAL PROGRAM [VOLUMES 1, 2, 4]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 193; XVI, 150; XXI, 218 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Midrash compilations of the 6th and 7th centuries; three of four volumes: Volumes 1. Lamentations rabbah - volume 2. Esther rabbah I - volume 4. Song of Songs rabbah. Brown Judaic studies no. 187, 188, 190. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Five Scrolls - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-34) (ID #32752) $250.00.
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  235. Neusner, Jacob. MIDRASH IN CONTEXT: EXEGESIS IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 217 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “This book is the first volume in Jacob Neusner's ground-breaking trilogy, 'The Foundations of Judaism: Method, Teleology, Doctrine. ' This Part One - 'Method' - offers the first systematic explanation of why the midrash collections - that is, books of rabbinical exegeses of Scripture - were written. Neusner investigates the circumstances in which the earliest midrash collections were organized around the Pentateuch, and explains both the purpose of the work and its historical context. ” (Publishers description). The Foundations of Judaism: method, teleology, doctrine; pt. 1, method. Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Midrash - Critique, interprétation, etc. Littérature rabbinique - Histoire et critique. Midrasch. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Bible. A. T. - Critique, interprétation, etc. Juives. Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-37) (ID #32819) $30.00.
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  237. Neusner, Jacob. MIDRASH IN CONTEXT: EXEGESIS IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 217 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. Originally published Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 1983. Brown Judaic studies no. 141. Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Midrasj. Exegese. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-18) (ID #32736) $100.00.
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  239. Neusner, Jacob. A MIDRASH READER. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990. Softbound. 8vo. VI, 176 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Contents: Our reasons: why study midrash at all? - Their reasons: when, where, and why did the Judaic sages make midrash? - Paraphrase and the text of Scripture: the amplification of Scripture in the context of the Torah. Prologue: amplifying Scripture; Sifré to Numbers and Sifré to Deuteronomy: applying the Torah to the everyday world; Sifra: the issue of the relationship of Scripture's categories to our categories; Mekhilta attributed to R. Ishmael: the issue of amplifying Scripture by assembling and systematically setting forth its information - Prophecy and the context of Scripture: the clarification of Scripture in the light of the future. Prologue: seeing the past as future history; Genesis Rabbah: the rules of history set forth by revelation; Leviticus rabbah: the rules of society set forth by revelation; Pesiqta deRab Kahana: the rules of the holy way of life set forth by revelation - Parable and the matrix of Scripture: the recapitulation of Scripture in the here and now. Prologue: the everyday as recapitulation of Scripture, Scripture as the matrix for the everyday; Song of Songs Rabbah: God's love for us. Subjects: Midrash - Translations into English. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-36) (ID #32818) $30.00.
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  241. Neusner, Jacob. THE MISHNAH: AN INTRODUCTION. Northvale, N. J; Jason Aronson, 1989. Softbound. 8vo. XVII, 235 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In his brilliant introduction on the Mishnah, Jacob Neusner asks: How do you read a book that does not identify its author, tell you where it comes from, or explain why it was written a book without a preface? And how do you identify a book with neither a beginning nor end, lacking table of contents and title? The answer is you just begin and let the author of the book lead you by paying attention to the information that the author does give, to the signals that the writer sets out. As Neusner goes on to explain, the Mishnah portrays the world in a special way, in a kind of code that makes it a difficult work for the modern reader to understand. Without knowing how to decode the Mishnah, we may read its works without receiving its message. Neusner, one of the world s foremost Mishnaic scholars, demonstrated that the Mishnah s own internal logic and structure form a solid foundation on which to build an understanding of this vitally important Jewish work. Using examples of how the Mishnah's language, logic, and discourse associate and categorize behaviors, events, and objects, Neusner opens the Mishnah to readers who would not otherwise be able to grasp its most fundamental concepts. Since the Mishnah forms the basis of both the Babylonian and the Palestinian Talmuds (which are, in Neusner s elegant terms, the core curriculum of Judaism as a living religion), study of the Mishnah is essential to an understanding of Judaism. Drawing on his own new translation of the Mishnah and displaying the enthusiastic dedication that has sparked a whole new body of Mishnaic research, Neusner allows readers with no previous background to join Jews who have studied, analyzed, and delighted in the wisdom of Mishnah for centuries. In addition to giving us a thorough exploration of the Mishnah s language, contents, organization, and inner logic, Neusner also provides us with a broad understanding of how it communicated its own world view its vision of both the concrete an spiritual worlds. The Mishnah: An Introduction gives us a tour of this sacred Jewish text, shedding light on its many facets from its view of life to its conception of God and His relation to our world. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishnah. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-50) (ID #32833) $30.00.
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  243. Neusner, Jacob. THE MIDRASH: AN INTRODUCTION. Northvale, N. J; J. Aronson, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 234 pages. 24 cm. Contents: Pt. 1. The second and third-century compilations: the Tannaite Midrashim. Exodus and Mekhilta attributed to R. Ishmael - Leviticus and Sifra - Numbers and Sifré to Numbers - Deuteronomy and Sifré to Deuteronomy. Pt. 2. The fourth and fifth-century compilations: the earlier Rabbah Midrashim. Genesis and Genesis Rabbah. Pt. 3. The sixth and seventh-century compilations: the later Rabbah Midrashim. Ruth and Ruth Rabbah - Song of Songs and Song of Songs Rabbah. Subjects: Halakhic Midrashim - History and criticism. Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Introductions. Midrash rabbah. Ruth - Introductions. Midrash rabbah. Song of Solomon - Introductions. Light soiling to cloth and outer edges, internally fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-40) (ID #32822) $30.00.
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  245. Neusner, Jacob. THE MISHNAH: A NEW TRANSLATION. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1988. Softbound. 4to. XLV, 1162 pages. 26 cm. First edition. “The eminent Judaica scholar Jacob Neusner provides here the first form-analytical translation of the Mishnah. This path-breaking edition provides as close to a literal translation as possible, following the syntax of Mishnaic Hebrew in its highly formalized and syntactically patterned language. Demonstrating that the Mishnah is a work of careful and formal poetry and prose, Neusner not only analyzes the repeated construction but also divides the thoughts on the printed page so that the patterned language and the poetry comprised in those patterns emerge visually. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Judaïsme - Livres sacrés. Mishnah. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-45) (ID #32897) $30.00.
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  247. Neusner, Jacob. MITZVAH. Chappaqua, N. Y; Rossel Books, 1981. Softbound. 8vo. 110 pages. 24 cm. First edition. An introduction to Jewish theology, emphasizing the concept of mitzvah, or commandment, and the meaning of the ceremony of bar or bat mitzvah. For juvenile audiences. Subjects: Bar mitzvah - Juvenile literature. Bat mitzvah - Juvenile literature. Commandments (Judaism) - Juvenile literature. Bar mitzvah. Bat mitzvah. Commandments (Judaism). Condition. (NEUSNER-3-39) (ID #32891) $30.00.
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  249. Neusner, Jacob. THE MODERN STUDY OF THE MISHNAH. Eugene, OR; Wipf And Stock Pub, 2003. Softbound. 8vo. XXVII, 283 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. Papers originally prepared for the editor's seminar at Brown University. Previously published by E. J. Brill, January, 1973. Subjects: Jewish learning and scholarship. Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - History. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-22) (ID #32804) $30.00.
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  251. Neusner, Jacob. THE MOTHER OF THE MESSIAH IN JUDAISM: THE BOOK OF RUTH. Valley Forge, Pa; Trinity Press International, 1993. Softbound. 8vo. XXI, 138 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Includes selected texts from Ruth rabbah. “The Book of Ruth deals with the ancestress of Israel's Messiah, David, and tells of his genealogy which, for the sages, formed a supernatural indicator of unlearned grace inherited from their ancestors. Neusner writes, 'Judaism's Messiah was to be a sage, promising not the eschatological forgiveness of sins but the ultimate and entire sanctification of Israel'. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Ruth - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ruth - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Ruth - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-52) (ID #32836) $30.00.
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  253. Neusner, Jacob. NEW HUMANITIES AND ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES: THE CASE OF JEWISH STUDIES. Madison, Wis.: University Of Wisconsin Press, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXVII, 187 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Edited by Neusner, includes essays by Jonathan Z. Smith, Calvin Goldscheider, Robert Alter, Arnold J. Band, Marvin Fox, Baruch Levine, Marc Lee Raphael, and Ivan G. Marcus on Graduate education in Jewish studies and Hebrew in American Universities. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching (Graduate) - United States. Jews - Study and teaching (Graduate) - United States. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-23) (ID #32874) $30.00.
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  255. Neusner, Jacob. THE ORAL TORAH: THE SACRED BOOKS OF JUDAISM: AN INTRODUCTION. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 238 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Contents: Introduction: the argument of this book and how it unfolds - The oral Torah written down: the Mishnah - The Mishnah and the Tosefta - The theory of tradition of the oral Torah: Pirqe Avot (sayings of the fathers) - Explaining the oral Torah: the Sifra and the Yerushalmi (the Talmud of the land of Israel) - Recasting the written Torah as the oral Torah: Leviticus Rabbah - The written Torah and the oral Torah in conclusion: the Bavli (the Talmud of Babylonia) - Our sages of blessed memory: Torah in the flesh - The Torah, the dual Torah, and the oral Torah - Appendix: the contents of the oral Torah: a topical outline of the Mishnah. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Tradition (Judaism) Mishnah - Evidences, authority, etc. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-46) (ID #32829) $30.00.
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  257. Neusner, Jacob. OUR SAGES, GOD, AND ISRAEL: AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE TALMUD OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL. Chappaqua, N. Y; Rossel Books, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXIX, 181 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Around 200 C. E, The great sages of two Jewish communities--the settlements in the Land of Israel and in Babylonia--received the Mishnah and began to explain its meaning and application. Their work eventually reached written form in the Babylonian Talmud and in the Talmud of the Land of lsrael. This anthology of teachings about the critical issues of Jewish existence formerly inaccessible in the English language, gives us insight to the path taken by Judaism in the Holy Land in the early years of Christianity. It also provides us an invaluable treasure for our Jewish community today. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Aggada - Translations into English. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-49) (ID #32832) $30.00.
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  259. Neusner, Jacob. PESIQTA DERAB KAHANA: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION [TWO VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. 245; 252 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set: Volume 1. Pisqaot one through fourteen - Volume 2. Pisqaot fifteen through twenty-eight and an introduction to Pesiqta deRab Kahana. Brown Judaic Studies 122-123. Subjects: Jewish sermons. Sermons juifs. Bible. Old Testament - Sermons. Pesiqata Derav Kahana - Commentaries. Bible. A. T. - Sermons. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-5) (ID #32723) $200.00.
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  261. Neusner, Jacob. THE PHARISEES: RABBINIC PERSPECTIVES. Hoboken, N. J.: Ktav Pub. House, 1985. Softcover. 8vo. IX, 316 pages. 23 cm. Condensed edition of: The rabbinic traditions about the Pharisees before 70. Studies in ancient Judaism 1. Subjects: Pharisees. Pharisiens. Mishnah - Criticism, Redaction. Tosefta - Criticism, Redaction. Wraps worn, light soiling to outer edges. Good condition. (NEUSNER-2-28) (ID #32810) $30.00.
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  263. Neusner, Jacob. THE PHILOSOPHICAL MISHNAH [VOLUMES 1,2,4]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988-1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 236; XV, 303; XV, 200 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Three of four volumes: Volume 1. The Initial Probe - Volume 2. The Tractates' Agenda; From Abodah Zarah Through Moed Qatan - Volume 4. The Repertoire. Brown Judaic Studies 163, 164, 172. Volume three absent. Volume four binders error, text side of cloth bound upside down. Subjects: Mishnah - Philosophy. Mishna - Philosophie. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-33) (ID #32751) $250.00.
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  265. Neusner, Jacob. PRAXIS AND PARABLE: THE DIVERGENT DISCOURSES OF RABBINIC JUDAISM: HOW HALAKHIC AND AGGADIC DOCUMENTS TREAT THE BESTIARY COMMON TO THEM BOTH. Lanham, Md.: University Press Of America, 2006. Softbound. 8vo. XXIII, 262 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Judaism's two native categories, narrative theology and law (also known as parable and praxis or Aggadah and Halakhah) form two distinct modes of discourse. The one expounds norms of attitude and belief, the other, norms of action and behavior. Each possesses its own modes of thought, topical program, and medium for expression. Joined together, they create a remarkably coherent statement. Any understanding of Rabbinic Judaism depends on a theory of how these two modes of thought and expression relate to form a single cogent system. In Praxis and Parable, author Jacob Neusner explores how that single topic 'the morality and law of the animal kingdom' in the Rabbinic canon of the formative age, like all other ubiquitous topics encompassed in that canon, produces two distinct vocabularies of analysis. These distinct realms of thought and speech on the same subject yield two separate classifications of the order of nature and society. How these two mediums of expressions intersect and diverge in a single case permits the general characterization of the two Judaic modes of discourse. The general characterization of the interplay of Halakhah and Aggadah defines the interior dynamics of Rabbinic Judaism and forms the principal task of systemic analysis of that Judaism. In the Rabbinic manner, this book works from the case to the rule. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Animals in rabbinical literature. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Tradition (Judaism) Jewish law. Aggada. Judaism - Doctrines. Talmud. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-10) (ID #32791) $30.00.
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  267. Neusner, Jacob; Noah M. M. Neusner. THE PRICE OF EXCELLENCE: UNIVERSITIES IN CONFLICT DURING THE COLD WAR ERA. New York: Continuum, 1995. Original Cloth. 8vo. 252 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Price of Excellence is an account of what went wrong with the great experiment to educate America. Though the story bears a negative charge, it also conveys hopeful messages of faith in the future of higher education. It offers an objective historical analysis of the rise and fall of higher education by a researcher trained in the 1980s, and by a senior scholar who was both participant in creating the golden age of American higher education and a victim of its dissolution. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Higher education and state - United States. Education - Political aspects - United States. Cold War. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-25) (ID #32876) $30.00.
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  269. Neusner, Jacob. PROFESSORS OR CURATORS? UNIVERSITIES OR MUSEUMS?: THE CASE OF JEWISH STUDIES. Columbus, Ohio; Melton Center For Jewish Studies, Ohio State University, 1983. Original Wraps. 8vo. 14 pages. 22 cm. First edition. "On the occasion of receiving the Distinguished Humanitarian Award for 1983 of the Melton Center of Jewish Studies at the Ohio State University. " Lecture delivered by Neusner concerning the formation of 'Jewish Studies' departments. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching (Higher). Jews - Study and teaching (Higher). OCLC lists 14 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-44) (ID #32896) $50.00.
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  271. Neusner, Jacob. THE PUBLIC SIDE OF LEARNING: THE POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF SCHOLARSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF JUDAISM. Chico, Calif; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 135 pages. 23 cm. First edition. AAR studies in religion no. 40. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching (Higher) - United States. Jews - History - Study and teaching (Higher) - United States. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-55) (ID #32774) $50.00.
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  273. Neusner, Jacob. A RABBI TALKS WITH JESUS: AN INTERMILLENNIAL, INTERFAITH EXCHANGE. New York; Doubleday, 1993. Softbound. 8vo. XVIII, 154 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “In a highly challenging, contentious exegesis that is almost certain to provoke interfaith dialogue, an eminent scholar of Judaism explains why, if he had lived in Israel in the first century, he would have refused to join Jesus and his circle of disciples. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jésus-Christ - Interprétations juives. Light wear and soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-29) (ID #32880) $30.00.
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  275. Neusner, Jacob. RABBINIC JUDAISM: DISPUTES AND DEBATES: FIRST SERIES. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press, 1994. Cloth, 8vo. Xvi, 284 pages. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, number 107. Bibliographical references and index. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Historiography. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Judaism -- History -- Book reviews. Jewish learning and scholarship -- United States. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-21) (ID #18434) $25.00.
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  277. Neusner, Jacob. RABBINIC JUDAISM: DISPUTES AND DEBATES: FIRST SERIES. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1994. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 284 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Contents: 1. The American Contribution to Scholarship on Rabbinic Judaism in the Context of the History of Judaism in the Ancient World - 2. The Three Stages in the Formation of Rabbinic Writings - 3. Describing the Tosefta: A Systematic Account - 4. The Hermeneutics of the Law in Rabbinic Judaism: Mishnah, Midrash, Talmuds - 5. Organizing the Past - 6. Stern's Parables - 7. Shanks's Parallel History - 8. Feldman's Jews and Gentiles - 9. From Historical to Paradigmatic Thinking: Yerushalmi's Zakhor Revisited. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 107. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 – Historiography. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism - Theory, etc. Judaism - History - Book reviews. Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Great condition. (RAB-7-21/NEUSNER-1-8) (ID #18434/32726) $30.00.
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  279. Neusner, Jacob. RABBINIC POLITICAL THEORY: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MISHNAH. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1991. Softbound. 8vo. XXII, 262 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Neusner begins his study with a modification of Weber's categories for a theory of politics: myth, institutions, administration, passion, responsibility, and proportion. Detailing the Mishnah's conception of politics, Neusner considers what he calls the stable and static structure and system through comparison with Aristotle. Although Aristotle's Politics and the Mishnah share a common economic theory based on the fundamental unit of the householder, they diverge in their conceptions of political structure and order. Aristotle embeds economics within political economy, while, Neusner argues, the Mishnah presents the anomaly of an economics separated from politics. Using modern political terms, this study explicates the complicated politics developed by the philosopher-theologians of the Mishnah. It is a first-rate contribution to our understanding of the intersection of politics, political philosophy, and the Mishnaic system. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Politics in rabbinical literature. Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-31) (ID #32813) $30.00.
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  281. Neusner, Jacob. THE RABBINIC TRADITIONS ABOUT THE PHARISEES BEFORE 70. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1971. Cloth. 8vo. 3 volumes. 24 cm. Contents. Pt. 1.The Masters. --pt. 2. The Houses. --pt. 3. Conclusions. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. SUBJECT (S): Pharisees. Pharisees -- Bibliography. Pharisiens. Farizeeën. Rabbijnse literatuur. Rabbinische Literatur. Pharisäer. Title Subject: Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Tosefta -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna – Critique. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages and two sheets of notes laid in. Small stains on covers. Good condition. (BRILL 2-1) (ID #25868) $200.00.
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  283. Neusner, Jacob. THE RABBINIC TRADITIONS ABOUT THE PHARISEES BEFORE 70. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1971. Cloth. 8vo. 3 volumes. 24 cm. Contents. Pt. 1.The Masters. --pt. 2. The Houses. --pt. 3. Conclusions. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. SUBJECT (S): Pharisees. Pharisees -- Bibliography. Pharisiens. Farizeeën. Rabbijnse literatuur. Rabbinische Literatur. Pharisäer. Title Subject: Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Tosefta -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna – Critique. Very Good condition. (BRILL-2-1A) (ID #32716) $120.00.
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  285. Neusner, Jacob. THE RABBINIC TRADITIONS ABOUT THE PHARISEES BEFORE 70. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Eugene, OR.: Wipf And Stock, 2005. Softbound. 8vo. 1, 248 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. First published Leiden, Brill, 1971. Three volumes complete: Contents. Pt. 1.The Masters. - pt. 2. The Houses. - pt. 3. Conclusions. Subjects: Pharisees. Pharisees - Bibliography. Pharisiens. Farizeeën. Rabbijnse literatuur. Rabbinische Literatur. Pharisäer. Title Subject: Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Tosefta - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna – Critique. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-4) (ID #32785) $120.00.
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  287. Neusner, Jacob. READING AND BELIEVING: ANCIENT JUDAISM AND CONTEMPORARY GULLIBILITY. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986. Softbound. 8vo. 129 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 113. Subjects: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. - Historiography. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Light wear to wraps. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-50) (ID #32768) $50.00.
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  289. Neusner, Jacob. A RELIGION OF POTS AND PANS?: MODES OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE IN ANCIENT JUDAISM: ESSAYS AND A PROGRAM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIX, 200 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 156. Subjects: Mishnah - Theology. Mishna - Théologie. Mishnah. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-24) (ID #32742) $100.00.
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  291. Neusner, Jacob; Ernest S Frerichs; Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher. RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND MAGIC: IN CONCERT AND IN CONFLICT. New York; Oxford University Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 294 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Papers presented at a conference held at Brown University, Aug. 13, 1987. Edited by Jacob Neusner, Ernest S. Frerichs, and Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher. “Surveying such topics as Babylonian witchcraft, Jesus the magician, magic in Hasidism and Kabbalah, and magic in Anglo-Saxon England, these ten essays provide a rigorous examination of the history of this distinction in Christianity and Judaism. Written by such distinguished scholars as Jacob Neusner, Hans Penner, Howard Kee, Tzvi Abusch, Susan R. Garrett, and Moshe Idel, the essays explore a broad range of topics, including how certain social groups sort out approved practices and beliefs from those that are disapproved--providing fresh insight into how groups define themselves; magic as an insiders term for the outsiders religion; and the tendency of religious traditions to exclude the magical. In addition the collection provides illuminating social, cultural, and anthropological explanations for the prominence of the magical in certain periods and literatures. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Magic - Religious aspects - Congresses. Magic - Religious aspects - Judaism - Congresses. Magic - Religious aspects - Christianity - Congresses. Religion and science - Congresses. Light soiling to outer edges, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-28) (ID #32879) $30.00.
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  293. Neusner, Jacob. RELIGIONS IN ANTIQUITY. ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF ERWIN RAMSDELL GOODENOUGH [INSCRIBED]. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1968. Original cloth. 8vo. X, 688 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Edited by Jacob Neusner; and inscribed by him on endpage. Festschrift for Erwin Goodenough. Contains: In Memoriam / Morton Smith - An Appreciation / Samuel Sandmel - Memoir / Alan Mendelson - Paul and the Hellenization of Christianity / Erwin R. Goodenough & A. Thomas Kraabel - On the Presence of God in Biblical Religion / Baruch A. Levine - The Celebration of the Feast of Booth according to Zech xiv 16-21 / Walter Harrelson - Psalm 118: The Song of the Citadel / Harry S. May - Psychological Study of the Bible / Frederick C. Grant - Rome in the East / Morton S. Enslin - God's Agent in the Fourth Gospel / Peder Borgen - The Samaritan Origin of the Gospel of John / George Wesley Buchanan -- The Earliest Hellenistic Christianity / Robin Scroggs - The Purpose of the Hellenistic Patterns in the Epistle to the Hebrews / Robert S. Eccles - New Testament and Gnostic Christology / Carsten Colpe - Jewish Influences on the "Heliand" / Gilles Quispel - The Prayer of Joseph / Jonathan Z. Smith - The Concept of the Messiahin IV Ezra / Michael Stone - On the Shape of God and the Humanity of Gentiles / Morton Smith - The Facade of Herod's Temple, an attempted Reconstruction / M. Avi-Yonah - Hellenizations in Josephus' Portrayal of Man's Decline / Louis H. Feldman -- Moses as God and King / Wyane A. Meeks - Studies in Cynicism and the Ancient Near East: The Transformations of a Chria / Henry A. Fischel - "Not by Means of an Angel and not by Means of a Messenger" / Judah Golden - Freedom within Obedience to the Torah / Robert M. Montgomery - Rabbis and Community in Third-Century Babylonia / Jacob Neusner - Notes on the Symbolism of the Arrow / Mircea Eliade - The "Significance" of Symbols: A Hypothesis Tested with Relation to Egyptian Symbols / Beatrice L. Goff - The Waters of Life: Some Reflections on Zionist Water Symbolism / V. W. Turner - The Concept of Natural Law in Greek Thought / Helmut Koester - A Sabazios Inscription from Sardis / Sherman E. Johnson - Heavenly Enthronement and Baptism, Studies in Mandean Baptism / Geo Windengren - Problems in the Study of Iranian Religions / Richard N. Frye -- Religionswissenschaft revisited / William Gurdon Oxtoby - On the Universality of Symbols / Paul Friedman. Studies in the history of religions; supplements to Numen 1. Subjects: Religion. Religion, Antiquité. Religions - Histoire. Judaïsme - Histoire. Godsdiensten. Klassieke oudheid. Histoire religieuse - Antiquité. Religions – Antiquité. Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965. Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965 - Bibliographie. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-21A) (ID #32803) $30.00.
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  295. Neusner, Jacob. RELIGIONS IN ANTIQUITY. ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF ERWIN RAMSDELL GOODENOUGH. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1968. Original cloth. 8vo. X, 688 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Edited by Jacob Neusner. Festschrift for Erwin Goodenough. Contains: In Memoriam / Morton Smith - An Appreciation / Samuel Sandmel - Memoir / Alan Mendelson - Paul and the Hellenization of Christianity / Erwin R. Goodenough & A. Thomas Kraabel - On the Presence of God in Biblical Religion / Baruch A. Levine - The Celebration of the Feast of Booth according to Zech xiv 16-21 / Walter Harrelson - Psalm 118: The Song of the Citadel / Harry S. May - Psychological Study of the Bible / Frederick C. Grant - Rome in the East / Morton S. Enslin - God's Agent in the Fourth Gospel / Peder Borgen - The Samaritan Origin of the Gospel of John / George Wesley Buchanan -- The Earliest Hellenistic Christianity / Robin Scroggs - The Purpose of the Hellenistic Patterns in the Epistle to the Hebrews / Robert S. Eccles - New Testament and Gnostic Christology / Carsten Colpe - Jewish Influences on the "Heliand" / Gilles Quispel - The Prayer of Joseph / Jonathan Z. Smith - The Concept of the Messiahin IV Ezra / Michael Stone - On the Shape of God and the Humanity of Gentiles / Morton Smith - The Facade of Herod's Temple, an attempted Reconstruction / M. Avi-Yonah - Hellenizations in Josephus' Portrayal of Man's Decline / Louis H. Feldman -- Moses as God and King / Wyane A. Meeks - Studies in Cynicism and the Ancient Near East: The Transformations of a Chria / Henry A. Fischel - "Not by Means of an Angel and not by Means of a Messenger" / Judah Golden - Freedom within Obedience to the Torah / Robert M. Montgomery - Rabbis and Community in Third-Century Babylonia / Jacob Neusner - Notes on the Symbolism of the Arrow / Mircea Eliade - The "Significance" of Symbols: A Hypothesis Tested with Relation to Egyptian Symbols / Beatrice L. Goff - The Waters of Life: Some Reflections on Zionist Water Symbolism / V. W. Turner - The Concept of Natural Law in Greek Thought / Helmut Koester - A Sabazios Inscription from Sardis / Sherman E. Johnson - Heavenly Enthronement and Baptism, Studies in Mandean Baptism / Geo Windengren - Problems in the Study of Iranian Religions / Richard N. Frye -- Religionswissenschaft revisited / William Gurdon Oxtoby - On the Universality of Symbols / Paul Friedman. Studies in the history of religions; supplements to Numen 1. Subjects: Religion. Religion, Antiquité. Religions - Histoire. Judaïsme - Histoire. Godsdiensten. Klassieke oudheid. Histoire religieuse - Antiquité. Religions – Antiquité. Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965. Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965 - Bibliographie. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-21) (ID #32802) $30.00.
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  297. Neusner, Jacob. THE RELIGIOUS STUDY OF JUDAISM [VOLUMES ONE AND TWO]. Lanham; University Press Of America, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 172; XIII, 215 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volumes only (of four). Volume 1. Description, analysis, and interpretation - Volume 2. Description, analysis, interpretation the centrality of context. “The first in a series to study religion by description, analysis and interpretation. This book uses Judaism as an example of the importance, for all learning, of the circumstances and context in which scholarship takes place. The author argues that we learn only after we have decided what we wish to know, based on our categories of inquiry. A set of comparative studies of ancient Judaism and Christianity illustrates this thesis. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Midrash - History and criticism. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Mort - Aspect religieux - Études comparatives. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Sifrei. Numbers - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-42) (ID #32824) $40.00.
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  299. Neusner, Jacob. REPORT OF THE 1965-1966 SEMINAR ON RELIGIONS IN ANTIQUITY. Providence, R. I.: Program In Judaic Studies, Brown University, 1984, 1966. Original Cloth. 4to. 183 pages. 28 cm. Second edition. At head of title: Dartmouth College, Comparative Studies Center. Seminar held at Dartmouth College, Comparative Studies Center, Jan. 1965, Utrecht University, Mar. 25-26, 1965, Hebrew University, Oct. 7, 1965, Harvard University, Jan. 9-Feb. 21, 1966, New School, Mar. 24-25, 1966, Harvard University, Apr. 7-8, 1966, Yale University, May 12-13, 1966, and Columbia University, Apr. 25-May 24, 1966. Reprint. Originally published: Hanover, N. H.: Dartmouth College, Comparative Studies Center, 1966. "For private circulation only. " "September, 1966." Reprinted for private circulation, October, 1984." Bibliography: p. 174-183. Seminars on Ancient Near Eastern Religions, Iranian Religions before Islam, Gnosticism, Religions in Hellenistic Times. Includes lecture seminars by Thorkild Jacobsen, Jacob J. Finkelstein, Richard N. Frye, Hans Jonas, Gershom Sholem, Gilles Quispel, Morton Smith. Compiled by Jacob Neusner, Secretary of the Seminar. Includes laid in typewritten letter from Neusner concerning the reprint of this volume. Subjects: Religions - History - Congresses. Mythology - History - Congresses. Assyro-Babylonian religion - Congresses. Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian - Congresses. Gnosticism – Congresses. OCLC lists 7 copies of the reprint. Light foxing to outer edges and endpages, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-35) (ID #32887) $30.00.
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  301. Neusner, Jacob. REPORT OF THE 1965-1966 SEMINAR ON RELIGIONS IN ANTIQUITY. Hanover, N. H.: Dartmouth College, Comparative Studies Center, 1966. Original Wraps. 4to. 183 pages. 28 cm. First edition. At head of title: Dartmouth College, Comparative Studies Center. Seminar of the 1965-1966 Seminar on Religions in Antiquity. Edited by Jacob Neusner. "For private circulation only. " "September, 1966." Bibliography: p. 174-183. Seminars on Ancient Near Eastern Religions, Iranian Religions before Islam, Gnosticism, Religions in Hellenistic Times. Includes lecture seminars by Thorkild Jacobsen, Jacob J. Finkelstein, Richard N. Frye, Hans Jonas, Gershom Sholem, Gilles Quispel, Morton Smith. Compiled by Jacob Neusner, Secretary of the Seminar. Subjects: Religions - History - Congresses. Mythology - History - Congresses. Assyro-Babylonian religion - Congresses. Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian - Congresses. Gnosticism – Congresses. From the library of Baruch Bokser, with his signature on titlepage. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise clean. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-36) (ID #32888) $30.00.
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  303. Neusner, Jacob. RUTH RABBAH: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 209 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 183. Subjects: Bible. Ruth - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Midrash rabbah. Ruth. English. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-35) (ID #32753) $100.00.
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  305. Neusner, Jacob. SCHOOL, COURT, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: JUDAISM AND ITS INSTITUTIONS IN TALMUDIC BABYLONIA. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. XV, 306 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 83. Subjects: Talmudic academies. Rabbinical courts - Iraq - Babylonia. Rabbis - Iraq - Babylonia - Office. Jews - Iraq - Babylonia - Politics and government. Schoolleven. Gerechtshoven. Rabbijnen. Administratieve organisatie. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-47) (ID #32765) $100.00.
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  307. Neusner, Jacob. SCRIPTURES OF THE ORAL TORAH: SANCTIFICATION AND SALVATION IN THE SACRED BOOKS OF JUDAISM: AN ANTHOLOGY. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. 396 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Offers a new translation of the Mishnah, the Yerushalmi, Genesis Rabbah, Leviticus Rabbah, and the Bavli, and provides background information on each work. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - Translations into English. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-47) (ID #32830) $30.00.
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  309. Neusner, Jacob. SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY: EXILE AND RETURN IN THE HISTORY OF JUDAISM. Boston; Beacon Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. 230 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Subjects: Judaism - History. Jewish diaspora - History - Philosophy. Jews - Restoration - History of doctrines. Light wear to edges of jacket. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-17A) (ID #32865/64) $30.00.
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  311. Neusner, Jacob. SIFRA IN PERSPECTIVE: THE DOCUMENTARY COMPARISON OF THE MIDRASHIM OF ANCIENT JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 249 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 146. Subjects: Sifra (anoniem) Sifre. Midrasch. Sifra - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Light smudge mark on cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-17) (ID #32735) $100.00.
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  313. Neusner, Jacob. SIFRA: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION [THREE VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original cloth. 8vo. 351; 434; 415 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Three volume set complete. Volume 1. Introduction - Vayyiqra Dibura Denedabah and Vayyiqra Dibura Dehobah - Volume 2. Sav, Shemini, Tazria, Negaim, Mesora, and Zabim - Volume 3. Aharé Mot Qedoshim, Emor, Behar and Behuqotai. Complete English translation. Brown Judaic studies no. 138 – 140. Subjects: Leviticus (bijbelboek) Commentaren (vorm) Bible. Leviticus - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-1) (ID #32719) $300.00.
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  315. Neusner, Jacob. SIFRE TO DEUTERONOMY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RHETORICAL, LOGICAL, AND TOPICAL PROGRAM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 187 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 124. Subjects: Sifrei Deuteronomium (anoniem). Sifrei. Deuteronomy. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-3) (ID #32721) $100.00.
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  317. Neusner, Jacob. SIFRE TO DEUTERONOMY: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION [TWO VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. 347; 467 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set: Volume 1. Pisqaot one through one hundred forty-three. Debarim, Waethanan, Eqeb, Re'eh - Volume 2. Pisqaot one hundred forty-seven through three hundred fifty-seven. Shofetim, Ki Tese, Ki Tabo, Nesabim, Ha'azinu, Zot Habberakkah. Brown Judaic Studies 98, 101. Subjects: Deuteronomium (bijbelboek) Kommentar. Sifrei. Deuteronomy - Commentaries. Bible. Deuteronomy - Commentaries. Sifre Deuteronomium. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-4) (ID #32722) $200.00.
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  319. Neusner, Jacob. SIFRÉ TO NUMBERS: AN AMERICAN TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATION [TWO VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986. Softbound. 8vo. XVI, 232; 186 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Two volume set: Volume 1. Sifré to Numbers 1-58 - Volume 2. Sifré to numbers 59-115. Brown Judaic Studies 118-119. Subjects: Sifrei Numeri (anoniem) Sifrei. Numbers - Commentaries. Bible. Numbers - Commentaries. Bible. A. T. Nombres - Commentaires. Sifrei. Nombres - Commentaires. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-6) (ID #32724) $200.00.
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  321. Neusner, Jacob; Calvin Goldscheider. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM. Englewood Cliffs, N. J; Prentice Hall, 1990. Softbound. 8vo. XVI, 288 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Edited by Neusner and Calvin Goldscheider. Contains the following essays: Introduction: Social foundations of Judaism in classical and modern times: from content to context - Part I: Formative and the classical ages of Judaism: 500 B. C. To A. D. 640, 640 to 1789 - Religion and society in the formation of the Judaism of the Pentateuch by Jacob Neusner; Religion and society in the law of the Mishnah, Jacob Neusner; Social foundations of Medieval mysticism in Judaism, Ivan Marcus; Religion and economics in Medieval Judaism, Jacob Katz; Marxist view of Hassidism, Raphael Mahler - Part II: Age of diversity: Judaisms and modernization, 1789 - Judaic reformation as a sociopolitical process, Calvin Goldschieder and Alan Zuckerman; Rise and reception of Zionism in the nineteenth century, Ben Halpern; Judaism in America: the social crisis of freedom, Jacob Neusner - Part III: Toward the twenty-first century: contemporary Judaisms in America and in the state of Israel - Religion and ethnicity in the American Jewish community, Marshall Sklare; Civil religion and the modern Jewish challenge, Jonathan Woocher; Synagogue life in America, Samuel Heilman; Ethnicity, American Judaism, and Jewish cohesion, Calvin Goldscheider; Social foundation of Israeli Judaism, Shlomo Deshen; Reform and conservative Judaism in Israel, Ephraim Tabory; From religious Zionism to Zionist religion, Gideon Aran. Subjects: Judaism - History. Judaism - Social aspects. Jewish sociology. Judaism - United States. Judaism - Israel. Light wear to bottom of wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-4) (ID #32849) $30.00.
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  323. Solodukho, Yu. A, edited by Neusner, Jacob. SOVIET VIEWS OF TALMUDIC JUDAISM. FIVE PAPERS BY YU. A. SOLODUKHO IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION; EDITED WITH A COMMENTARY BY JACOB NEUSNER. Leiden, Brill, 1973. Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 112 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity; v. 2; ISBN: 9004037373 9789004037373. Slavery in the Hebrew society of Iraq and Syria in the second through fifth centuries A. D. --On the question of the social structure of Iraq in the third to the fifth centuries A. D. --The Mazdak movement and rebellion of the Hebrew population of Iraq in the first half of the sixth century A. D. --The Persian administrative-legal, socio-economic, and everyday lexicon in the Jewish-Iraqi literary monuments of the Sasanian period. --Concerning certain Persian borrowings in the Babylonian Gemara. SUBJECT (S) Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia. Judaïsme -- Histoire -- 10-425 (Période talmudique) Joden. Title Subject: Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Includes bibliographical references. Baruch Bokser’s copy with short note on inside back cover. Very good condition. (BRILL 1-5) (ID #25864) $30.00.
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  325. Neusner, Jacob; Iu A Solodukho. SOVIET VIEWS OF TALMUDIC JUDAISM. FIVE PAPERS BY YU. A. SOLODUKHO IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION; EDITED WITH A COMMENTARY BY JACOB NEUSNER. Eugene, Or.: Wipf And Stock Pub, 2003. Softcover. 8vo. XII, 110 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. Five papers by Yu. A. Solodukho in English translation; edited with a commentary by Jacob Neusner. Soludukho (1877-1963) trained at the Yeshiva in Voloshin, wrote historical essays for various Hebrew periodicals, and adopted a marxist historical method for the study of Judaism in later life; his historical and philological essays published here include: Slavery in the Hebrew society of Iraq and Syria in the second through fifth centuries A. D. - On the question of the social structure of Iraq in the third to the fifth centuries A. D. - The Mazdak movement and rebellion of the Hebrew population of Iraq in the first half of the sixth century A. D. - The Persian administrative-legal, socio-economic, and everyday lexicon in the Jewish-Iraqi literary monuments of the Sasanian period - Concerning certain Persian borrowings in the Babylonian Gemara. Previously published by E. J. Brill, 1973. Subjects: Jews - Iraq - Babylonia. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-27) (ID #32878) $30.00.
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  327. Neusner, Jacob. STRANGER AT HOME: "THE HOLOCAUST," ZIONISM, AND AMERICAN JUDAISM. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1981. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 213 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – United States – history -- 20th century; Jews – United States – identity; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – influence; Zionism – United States – history; Jews – United States – attitudes toward Israel. CONTENTS: Prologue; The problematic of Judaism in America: identity, self-hatred, and the crisis of community; Response to freedom I: the place of “the Holocaust” in American Judaism; Response to freedom II: the place of Zionism in American Judaism; Toward a theory of Zionism for American Judaism; Summing up: Zionism, “the Jewish problem, ” and Judaism. ISBN: 0226576280. Neusner (b. 1932) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was ordained rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He served on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Dartmouth College, and Brown University. He was also active in several professional organizations and learned societies; in 1968–69 he served as president of the American Academy of Religion. (Goodblatt, EJ) Has dust jacket. Ex library, otherwise good condition. (AMR-34-25) (ID #31510) $30.00.
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  329. Neusner, Jacob. STUDY GUIDE TO TRADITION AND CHANGE. New York: National Academy For Adult Jewish Studies For The Committee On The Philosophy Of The Conservative Movement, 1959. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 34 pages. SUBJECT (S): Conservative Judaism - examinations, questions, etc; Tradition and change - examinations, questions, etc. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Neusner (b. 1932) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was ordained rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He served on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Dartmouth College, and Brown University. He was also active in several professional organizations and learned societies; in 1968-69 he served as president of the American Academy of Religion. (Goodblatt, EJ) Ex library. Water stains on covers and some pages, good condition. (RAB-21-2) (ID #21725) $50.00.
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  331. Neusner, Jacob; Richard Bavier. THE STUDY OF JUDAISM; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS. New York; Published By Ktav Pub. House For Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith, 1972. Original Cloth. 8vo. 229 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Study of Judaism, Volume 1. Contents: Introduction by Jacob Neusner - Judaism in New Testament times by Richard Bavier - Rabbinic sources by John T. Townsend - Judaism on Christianity: Christianity on Judaism by Frank Talmage - Modern Jewish thought by Fritz Rothschild and Seymour Siegel - The contemporary Jewish community by Lloyd Gartner - The Holocaust: anti-Semitism and the Jewish catastrophe by Henry Friedlander. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching - Bibliography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – Bibliography. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-38) (ID #32890) $30.00.
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  333. Neusner, Jacob. SYMBOL AND THEOLOGY IN EARLY JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1999. Softbound. 8vo. XXI, 242 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. Originally published: Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 1991. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 198. Subjects: Symbolism in rabbinical literature. Lists in rabbinical literature. Jewish art and symbolism. Midrash - Theology. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-56) (ID #32775) $50.00.
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  335. Neusner, Jacob; Tzvee Zahavy. THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA: AN AMERICAN TRANSLATION; XXX. B: TRACTATE HULLIN CHAPTERS 3-6. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIII, 295 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Volume B only. Tractate Hullin (Chapters 3-6) from Talmud Bavli, translated into English by Tzvee Zahavy. A complete set of the Neusner Talmud Bavli translation consists of 36 volumes in 68 books. Brown Judaic studies no. 254. The Talmud of Babylonia 30. Subjects: Talmud - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud - Translations into English. Talmud - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-42) (ID #32760) $100.00.
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  337. Neusner, Jacob. THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA: AN AMERICAN TRANSLATION; XXXI [A+B] TRACTATE BEKHOROT CHAPTERS [1-4 + 5-9]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 166; XIX, 196 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volumes: volume A. Chapters 1-4 - volume B. Chapters 5-9. Tractate Bekhorot from Talmud Bavli, translated into English by Jacob Neusner. A complete set of the Neusner translation consists of 36 volumes in 68 books. Brown Judaic studies no. 219-220. The Talmud of Babylonia 31. Subjects: Talmud - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud - Translations into English. Talmud - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-40) (ID #32758) $200.00.
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  339. Neusner, Jacob. THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA: AN AMERICAN TRANSLATION; XXXIII: TEMURAH. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 221 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Tractate Temurah from Talmud Bavli, translated into English by Jacob Neusner. A complete set of the Neusner translation consists of 36 volumes in 68 books. Brown Judaic studies no. 218. The Talmud of Babylonia 33. Subjects: Talmud - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud - Translations into English. Talmud – Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-39) (ID #32757) $100.00.
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  341. Neusner, Jacob. THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA: AN AMERICAN TRANSLATION; XXXIV: TRACTATE KERITOT. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 202 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Tractate Keritot from Talmud Bavli, translated into English by Jacob Neusner. A complete set of the Neusner translation consists of 36 volumes in 68 books. Brown Judaic studies no. 223. The Talmud of Babylonia 34. Subjects: Talmud - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud - Translations into English. Talmud - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-41) (ID #32759) $100.00.
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  343. Neusner, Jacob. THE TALMUD: A CLOSE ENCOUNTER. Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XI, 186 pages. 21 cm. Second edition. “For the uninitiated - and even for seasoned scholars - the Talmud is a daunting sea of literature. Jacob Neusner in this book offers guidance in approaching the rabbinic writings, analyzing the ancient teachings, and interpreting the basis of religious authority for traditional Judaism. The result is a vivid introduction to one of the great documents of religion in society. ” (Publishers Description) Originally published: Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991. Subjects: Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Talmud – Introductions. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-27) (ID #32809) $30.00.
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  345. Neusner, Jacob. THERE WE SAT DOWN: TALMUDIC JUDAISM IN THE MAKING. Nashville, Abingdon Press, 1972. Softbound. 8vo. 158 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Describes the cultural, religious, and sociological basis of early Judaism. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique). Light wear to wraps, small rubbing on bottom edge, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-14) (ID #32860) $30.00.
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  347. Neusner, Jacob. THERE WE SAT DOWN: TALMUDIC JUDAISM IN THE MAKING. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005. Softbound. 8vo. XX, 158 pages. 23 cm. Third Printing. “Dr. Neusner centers his study on three key words applied to rabbinic Judaism: power - the way in which one man caused another to do his will; myth - the stories people told and the beliefs they held to account for and justify the power-relationships they experienced; and function - how things worked. This important book deals with complex materials in a clear, nontechnical manner that will prove useful to those persons who are not familiar with Hebraic studies. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique). Small institutional stamp on inner endpage, otherwise clean. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-13A) (ID #32859/58) $30.00.
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  349. Neusner, Jacob. TORAH FROM OUR SAGES: A NEW AMERICAN TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATION = PIRKE AVOT. Chappaqua, N. Y; Rossel Books, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. 214, [6] pages. 25 cm. First edition. Text in English and Hebrew; commentary in English. By Jacob Neusner; illustrated by Mordechai Rosenstein (6 leaves of attractive color illustrations). Subjects: Spreuken der Vaderen. Mishnah. Avot - Commentaries. Light soiling to outer edges. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-48) (ID #32831) $30.00.
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  351. Neusner, Jacob. THE TORAH IN THE TALMUD: A TAXONOMY OF THE USES OF SCRIPTURE IN THE TALMUD: TRACTATE QIDDUSHIN IN THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA AND THE TALMUD OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL [VOLUME TWO ONLY]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1993. Original Cloth. 8vo. 194 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Volume 2. Yerushalmi Qiddushin chapter one and a comparison of the uses of Scripture by the two Talmuds. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism 70. Subjects: Talmud. Kiddushin I. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud Yerushalmi. Kiddushin I - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Quotations in rabbinical literature. Talmud. Kiddouchin I - Critique, interpétation, etc. Talmud de Jérusalem. Qiddouschin I - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-19) (ID #32737) $100.00.
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  353. Neusner, Jacob. TORAH: FROM SCROLL TO SYMBOL IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1985. Original Cloth. 8vo. I, 181 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Contents: The Mishnah and the Torah - Abot: from the Torah to Torah - Tosefta: Torah in the Mishnah's first Talmud - The Talmud of the land of Israel - The compilations of scriptural exegesis - The Talmud of Babylonia. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Torah (The Hebrew word). Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-45) (ID #32828) $30.00.
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  355. Neusner, Jacob. THE TOSEFTA - SIXTH DIVISION. TOHOROT (THE ORDER OF PURITIES). Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. LXV, 366 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. Translated from the Hebrew by Jacob Neusner. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism 10. Subjects: Tosefta. Tohorot (Order). English; Order of purities. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-13) (ID #32731) $100.00.
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  357. Neusner, Jacob. TRADITION AS SELECTIVITY: SCRIPTURE, MISHNAH, TOSEFTA, AND MIDRASH IN THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA: THE CASE OF TRACTATE ARAKHIN. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press, 1990. Cloth, 8vo. Xiv, 231 pages. First thus. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, number 09. Bibliographical references and index. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Babylonische Talmoed. Talmud. Arakhin -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishnah. Arakhin -- Comparative studies. Tosefta. Arakhin -- Comparative studies. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-19) (ID #18432/32730) $100.00.
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  359. Neusner, Jacob. THE TRANSFORMATION OF JUDAISM: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO RELIGION. Eugene, Or.: Wipf And Stock, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. 362 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. “An eminent scholar of the history of Judaism, Jacob Neusner shows in this work how Judaism changed from a philosophy to a religion between 200 and 400 C. E. 'The Transformation of Judaism' is a work both revolutionary in its method and unprecedented in its results. Comparing earlier and later sets of Judaic writings, Neusner sets forth how philosophy - abstract, elegant, orderly, and intellectual - turned into religion - tangible, down-to-earth, chaotic, and concrete. In the process, he offers an account of the birth of Judaism that has become normative. Moreover, Neusner's methodology can be applied to the study of religions other than Judaism because it examines the underpinnings of how a society sees the world (philosophy), orders itself (politics), and sustains itself (economics). ” (Publishers description). First edition published: Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaism and philosophy. Judaism - Essence, genius, nature. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-26) (ID #32808) $30.00.
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  361. Neusner, Jacob. THE TRANSFORMATION OF JUDAISM: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO RELIGION. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 1992. Paper, 8vo. Xvi, 345 pages. First thus. Bibliographical references, bibliography, index, and appendices. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaism and philosophy. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Jodendom. OCLC lists no copies of this edition seldom seen. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-17/bible-5-1) (ID #18430/21015) $30.00.
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  363. Neusner, Jacob. TRANSFORMATIONS IN ANCIENT JUDAISM: TEXTUAL EVIDENCE FOR CREATIVE RESPONSES TO CRISIS. Peabody, Mass; Hendrickson, 2004. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 180 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “The Judaism that is defined by its canonical writings (the Hebrew Bible, Mishnah, Talmuds, and Midrash) tells the story of how hope overcomes despair. Neusner explores the way rabbinic Judaism has responded to social, cultural, and political crises by rethinking historical, received paradigms of piety and practice--and finding in them relevant, useful truth for the current situation. When faced with acute and catastrophic events, the Rabbinic sages explored anew the received paradigms and truth of their faith and discovered in them truth that is both continuous with the past and responsive to the contemporary unanticipated crisis. Neusner offers a broad thesis, theological at its core: when defeat turns to despair, Judaism comes to a turning point. And with the response to despair, in an act of stubborn affirmation, Judaism is transformed. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaism - Sacred books. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-6) (ID #32851) $30.00.
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  365. Neusner, Jacob. TZEDAKAH: CAN JEWISH PHILANTHROPY BUY JEWISH SURVIVAL? Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1990. Original cloth. 8vo. 106 pages. 24 cm. Second Printing. Hebrew texts (chiefly from the Mishnah) with translations included in Appendix. Brown Judaic studies no. 205. Reprint; Originally published: Chappaqua, NY, Rossel Books, 1982. Subjects: Charity laws and legislation (Jewish law) Jews - Charities. Judaism - 20th century. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-51) (ID #32769) $100.00.
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  367. Neusner, Jacob. UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN JUDAISM: TOWARD THE DESCRIPTION OF A MODERN RELIGION: VOL. 2. SECTORS OF AMERICAN JUDAISM: REFORM, ORTHODOXY, CONSERVATISM, AND RECONSTRUCTIONISM. New York: KTAV Pub. House; Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith, 1975. Paperback. 8vo. XV, 326 pages. 23 cm. First paperback edition. Understanding American Judaism, Volume 2: Sectors of American Judaism: Reform, Orthodoxy, Conservatism, and Reconstructionism. Edited by Jacob Neusner; contains the following essays: Agus, J. B. The Reform movement. - Lenn, T. I. The Reform rabbi. - Petuchowski, J. J. The limits of liberal Judaism. - Levy, R. N. The Reform synagogue: plight and possibility. - Fein, L. J. Reform is a verb. - Agus, J. B. The Orthodox stream. - Liebman, C. S. A sociological analysis of contemporary Orthodoxy. - Liebman, C. S. Orthodox sectarians. - Rackman, E. A challenge to Orthodoxy. - Agus, J. B. The Conservative movement: Reconstructionism. - Liebman, C. S. Reconstructionism in American Jewish life. - Waxman, M. The ideology of the Conservative movement. - Neusner, J. Conservative Judaism in a divided community. - Sklare, M. Recent developments in Conservative Judaism. - Neusner, J. Judaism in freedom. - Neusner, J. The Jewish religious experience in America: the problem of interpretation. Subjects: Judaism - United States. Reform Judaism - United States. Orthodox Judaism - United States. Conservative Judaism - United States. Reconstructionist Judaism. Wraps soiled and worn, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-3-20A) (ID #32870/32869) $30.00.
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  369. Neusner, Jacob. UNDERSTANDING JEWISH THEOLOGY; CLASSICAL ISSUES AND MODERN PERSPECTIVES. New York, Ktav Pub. House, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 280 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contents: The theological structural of classical Judaism. God; Torah; Israel - Torah: a way of living - Continuity and change in modern times. God; Torah; Israel – Conclusion. “This book examines the religious experience of Judaism and comprehends both the perceptions of ordinary folks and the teachings of the creative elite–prophets, rabbis, philosophers, mystics, scholars, lawyers, and sages. To find out about the ordinary Jew one turns to the prayers he recites, the festivals he celebrates, the various ritual and mythic testimonies to the Jews’ shared religious imagination. But these do not constitute the whole of the Judaic tradition, only part of it. The other part comprises the way in which theological thinkers interpret religious experiences and make sense of them. How do they produce an account of the central issues of the Judaic religious life, make them accessible to reason and constitutive of a formidable intellectual tradition? The power of Judaism is to be laid open to the experience of the student not only through the analysis of the central issues in Judaic theology. They were able to see the theologians at work, to examine their modes of thought and procedures of argument, to see how they appeal to sacred Scriptures and mediate the claims of law, revelation, and tradition to their own time. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Judaism - Doctrines. Light soiling to cloth and outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (NEUSNER-2-29) (ID #32811) $30.00.
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  371. Neusner, Jacob. UNDERSTANDING RABBINIC JUDAISM, FROM TALMUDIC TO MODERN TIMES. New York; Ktav Pub. House, Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith, 1974. Softbound. 8vo. VII, 422 pages. 23 cm. First edition. A collection of essays, compiled by Jacob Neusner, including the following: Rabbinic Judaism, Mordecai M. Kaplan - The religious ideas of Talmudic Judaism, Julius Guttman - The legal foundations of Rabbinic Judaism, Mordecai M. Kaplan - The centrality of Halakhah, Eliezer Berkovits - The literature of the law, Mendell Lewittes - The life of the synagogue, Israel Abrahams – Rashi, Alexander Marx - The gaon, Rabbi Elijah Wilna, Louis Ginzberg - Medieval Jewish theology, Mordeccai M. Kaplan - Saadia Gaon, Alexander Marx - Judah Halevi, Henry Slonimski – Maimonides, Isadore Twersky – Nachmanides, Solomon Schechter - General characteristics of Jewish mysticism, Gershom G. Scholem - The mystical element of Judaism, Abraham J. Heschel - The book of the pious, Solomon Alcanan Singer - Shneyur Zalman of Liady, Charles B. Chavel - Moses Sofer, S. Ehrmann - Israel Salanter, Louis Ginzberg - Bibliography on Judaism from Talmudic to modern times, David Goodblatt. Subjects: Judaism - History. Rabbis. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Wraps soiled, outer edges lightly soiled, lower left corner lightly bumped, internally fresh and clean. Good - condition. (NEUSNER-3-2A) (ID #32847/32846) $30.00.
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  373. Neusner, Jacob. UNDERSTANDING RABBINIC JUDAISM, FROM TALMUDIC TO MODERN TIMES. Eugene, Or; Wipf And Stock Publishers, 2003. Softbound. 8vo. VII, 422 pages. 21 cm. Second edition. Reprint. Originally published New York, KTAV, 1974. A collection of essays, compiled by Jacob Neusner, including the following: Rabbinic Judaism, Mordecai M. Kaplan - The religious ideas of Talmudic Judaism, Julius Guttman - The legal foundations of Rabbinic Judaism, Mordecai M. Kaplan - The centrality of Halakhah, Eliezer Berkovits - The literature of the law, Mendell Lewittes - The life of the synagogue, Israel Abrahams – Rashi, Alexander Marx - The gaon, Rabbi Elijah Wilna, Louis Ginzberg - Medieval Jewish theology, Mordeccai M. Kaplan - Saadia Gaon, Alexander Marx - Judah Halevi, Henry Slonimski – Maimonides, Isadore Twersky – Nachmanides, Solomon Schechter - General characteristics of Jewish mysticism, Gershom G. Scholem - The mystical element of Judaism, Abraham J. Heschel - The book of the pious, Solomon Alcanan Singer - Shneyur Zalman of Liady, Charles B. Chavel - Moses Sofer, S. Ehrmann - Israel Salanter, Louis Ginzberg - Bibliography on Judaism from Talmudic to modern times, David Goodblatt. Subjects: Judaism - History. Rabbis. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-3) (ID #32848) $35.00.
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  375. Neusner, Jacob. UNDERSTANDING SEEKING FAITH: ESSAYS ON THE CASE OF JUDAISM [VOLUMES 1, 2, 3]. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1986-1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. 153; XI, 234; XXV, 302 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Three volumes (fourth volume absent): volume 1. Debates on method, reports of results - volume 2. Literature, religion and the social study of Judaism - volume 3. Society, history, and the political and philosophical uses of Judaism Brown Judaic studies no. 116, 73, 153. Subjects: Judaism - Essence, genius, nature. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaism - Historiography. Light shelf wear to outer edges, light foxing to endpages of volume two; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-58) (ID #32777) $300.00.
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  377. Neusner, Jacob. UNDERSTANDING SEEKING FAITH--ESSAYS ON THE CASE OF JUDAISM. VOLUME ONE: DEBATS ON METHOD, REPORTS OF RESULTS. Atlanta, Scholars Press,. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition Lacks jacket?; 8vo; 153 pages; The volume only, but appears to stand on its own. Part of the Brown (University) Judiac Series. (NEUS-0-1) (ID #2775) $35.00.
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  379. Neusner, Jacob. UNITING THE DUAL TORAH: SIFRA AND PROBLEM OF THE MISHNAH. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 233 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In this book Jacob Neusner analyzes the text of Sifra, a commentary on the book of Leviticus, arguing that Sifra should be understood as successfully relating the Mishnah, the authoritative writing down of the Oral Torah, to Jewish Scripture, or the written Torah. Neusner shows how Sifra's authors adopted a mediating position between the written Torah and the Mishnah, reconstructing large tracts of the Mishnah according to the logic and program of the written Torah of Leviticus. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Tradition (Judaism). Sifra - Relation to Mishnah. Mishnah - Relation to Sifra. Talmud - Commentaries. Fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-44) (ID #32827) $30.00.
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  381. Neusner, Jacob. THE UNITY OF RABBINIC DISCOURSE [THREE VOLUME SET]. Lanham, Md; University Press Of America, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIX, 169; XXVII; 171; XXII, 143 pages. 24 cm. Edition. Three volumes complete: Volume. 1. Aggadah in the halakhah - Volume 2. Halakhah in the aggadah - Volume. 3. Halakhah and aggadah in concert. “Viewed as ideal types, the Halakhah defines the norm, setting forth what is obligatory, the Aggadah, specifies what exceeds the norm and goes beyond the measure of the law. The striking differences of style and substance that differentiate the two categories of discourse present the question of how they intersect in a single coherent statement, a system that holds together its two distinct media of thought and expression. When we have in hand systematic data on how Aggadah contributes to the Halakhah, and where Halakhah serves the purposes of the Aggadah, we find possible the logical next step: where do the two intersect, and at what points do the respective complexes of category-formations stand autonomous of one another, and that leads to the question: how do Aggadah and Halakhah constitute a coherent religious structure and make in common a single systemic statement? Where, within the formative literature of Normative Judaism, they join together, what affect the one exercises upon the other, and how the whole - Rabbinic Judaism - exceeds and transcends the sum of the parts - the Halakhah, the Aggadah - is spelled out. ” (Publishers description). Studies in ancient Judaism (University Press of America). Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Aggada - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - Theory, etc. Midrash - History and criticism - Theory, etc. Midrasch. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-59) (ID #32778) $275.00.
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  383. Neusner, Jacob. THE WAY OF TORAH: AN INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. Belmont, Calif, Dickenson Pub. Co, 1970. Softbound. 8vo. XI, 116 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Subjects: Judaism. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-9) (ID #32854) $30.00.
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  385. Neusner, Jacob. THE WAY OF TORAH: AN INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. North Scituate, Mass; Duxbury Press, 1979. Softbound. 8vo. XXII, 164 pages. 24 cm. Third edition. Expanded from the first edition. Subjects: Judaism. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-10) (ID #32855) $30.00.
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  387. Neusner, Jacob. THE WAY OF TORAH: AN INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. Belmont, Calif; Wadsworth Pub. Co, 1988. Softbound. 8vo. XXV, 194 pages. 24 cm. Fourth edition. Completely Revised. “This new edition remains the only work written by a major scholar that provides a conceptual framework for the study of Judaism. The author's unique orientation defines and interprets the Jewish experience by looking at the interrelationship between a religious way of viewing life and historical/social situations of the people who hold this view. A volume in the Wadsworth Religious Life of Man series. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Judaism. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-11) (ID #32856) $30.00.
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  389. Neusner, Jacob. WHAT IS MIDRASH? Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1987. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 114 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “This book introduces Midrash both in general and through many examples of the kinds of Midrash that flourished among ancient Judaisms. Neusner, preeminent authority on the subject, lays special emphasis upon the exegesis of Scripture produced by the Judaism of the dual Torah, oral and written. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism. Midrasch. Midrash - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-39) (ID #32821) $30.00.
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  391. Neusner, Jacob. WHY THERE NEVER WAS A "TALMUD OF CAESAREA": SAUL LIEBERMAN'S MISTAKES. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1994. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 178 pages. 24 cm. First edition. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism no. 108. “Jacob Neusner, a leading scholar of the history of rabbinic Judaism, criticized the bulk of Lieberman's work as idiosyncratic in that it lacked a valid methodology and was prone to other serious shortcomings. However, ten years earlier, in an article published shortly after his death, Lieberman strongly criticized Neusner's lack of scholarship in the latter's translation of three tractates of the Yerushalmi. Meir Bar Ilan, Lieberman's nephew, accused Neusner of being biased against Lieberman, due to 'a personal issue. " (wikipedia, 2013) Subjects: Polemics. Lieberman, Saul, 1898-1983. Talmudah shel Kisrin. Lieberman, Saul. Talmud Yerushalmi - Criticism, Redaction. Talmud. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-53A) (ID #32772/71) $100.00.
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  393. Neusner, Jacob; William Scott Green. WRITING WITH SCRIPTURE: THE AUTHORITY AND USES OF THE HEBREW BIBLE IN THE TORAH OF FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 188 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “Analyzes how, in the formation of Judaism, the written Torah, also called the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, relate to and served the dual Torah, which consisted of both oral and written elements. Argues against holding up the written texts alone as 'proofs, ' and that the written and oral forms comprised a single, seamless whole. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Halakhic Midrashim - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Littérature rabbinique - Histoire et critique. Midrashim halakhiques. Aufsatzsammlung. Judentum. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Bible. A. T. - Critique, interprétation, etc. Juives. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-35) (ID #32817) $30.00.
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  395. Neusner, Jacob. WRONG WAYS AND RIGHT WAYS IN THE STUDY OF FORMATIVE JUDAISM: CRITICAL METHOD AND LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND THE HISTORY OF RELIGION. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XX, 253 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 145. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism - Theory, etc. Judentum Geschichte 70-425. Geschichtsschreibung Aufsatzsammlung Rabbinische Literatur. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-23) (ID #32741) $100.00.