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Download Abraham Ibn Ezra. The Book of Reasons: A Parallel by Shlomo Sela PDF

By Shlomo Sela

The current quantity bargains a severe Hebrew textual content of the 2 types of Ibn Ezras Sefer ha-Te'amim, the booklet of purposes, followed by way of an annotated translation and statement. the 2 treatises provided right here have been designed through Ibn Ezra to supply purposes, motives, or meanings of the uncooked astrological ideas formulated within the advent to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom).

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Download The Bible After Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern by John J. Collins PDF

By John J. Collins

Biblical students at the present time usually sound as in the event that they are stuck within the aftermath of Babel -- a clamor of voices not able to achieve universal contract. but is that this confusion inevitably a foul factor? Many postmodern critics see the hot large quantity of serious ways as a welcome chance for the emergence of various new options. In The Bible after Babel famous biblical pupil John J. Collins considers the influence of the postmodern scenario on biblical, essentially previous testomony, feedback during the last 3 a long time. attractive and even-handed, Collins examines the hunt of ancient feedback to objectively determine a text's simple that means. Accepting that the Bible may well now not supply safe "foundations" for religion, Collins nonetheless highlights its moral problem to be involved for "the different" -- a problem relevant either to previous testomony ethics and to the instructing of Jesus.

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Download The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the by Andrei Orlov PDF

By Andrei Orlov

The examine explores the eschatological reinterpretation of the Yom Kippur ritual present in the Apocalypse of Abraham the place the protagonist of the tale, the patriarch Abraham, takes at the position of a celestial goat for YHWH, whereas the text’s antagonist, the fallen angel Azazel, is predicted because the demonic scapegoat. The examine treats the appliance of the 2 goats typology to human and otherworldly figures in its complete ancient and interpretive complexity via a extensive number of Jewish and Christian resources, from the patriarchical narratives of the Hebrew Bible to early Christian fabrics within which Yom Kippur traditions have been utilized to Jesus’ tale.

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Download Numerical Secrets of the Bible: Rediscovering the Bible by C. J. Labuschagne PDF

By C. J. Labuschagne

Have been you intrigued, yet disillusioned by means of The Bible Code?

Labuschagne's e-book isn't the paintings of an novice, yet was once written through certainly one of Europe's prime biblical students and bargains with some of the most vital fresh discoveries within the box of biblical examine, specifically that the books of the Bible are numerical compositions. The biblical writings weren't written in an off-hand demeanour, yet have been meticulously composed in accordance with compositional recommendations within which the counting of phrases performs a very important function. It is going with no asserting that this discovery has far-reaching results for our perspectives at the formation and the constitution of the textual content of the Hebrew Bible and of the Greek textual content of the hot testomony.

The writer introduces the reader to the attention-grabbing international of quantity symbolism in biblical instances, he demonstrates how recognized symbolic numbers, resembling 7 and 12, and particularly the lesser identified holy numbers 17 and 26, which characterize the numerical price of the identify YHWH, have been used to provide constitution to the textual content and to deepen its contents.

Among different attention-grabbing findings, this research confirms the medieval Jewish culture that Holy Scripture includes the identify of God set in succession, or interwoven within the cloth of the textual content

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Download The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary by Rav Michael Laitman PDF

By Rav Michael Laitman

The Zohar: annotations to the Ashlag statement elucidates Kabbalah's basic resource of wisdom-The publication of Zohar (The booklet of Radiance). it is a ebook to learn with persistence, considering every one sentence as one unveils its meanings. because the textual content covers its theme-the revelation of the Creator-from many alternative angles, it permits us to discover the words or phrases that might hold us into the depths of this profound and undying knowledge.

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Download Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Genesis by Michael Maher MSC PDF

By Michael Maher MSC

Incorrectly attributed to Jonathan ben Uzziel, this Targum, a part of the Palestinian Targums, has been name Pseudo-Jonathan to rectify this incorrect id. Pseudo-Jonathan presents us with a translation of just about each verse of the Pentateuch. targeted from different Targums of the Pentateuch in lots of methods, this Targum is usually greatly a composite paintings, yet one composed with ability and initiative.

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