The Five Books of Moses A Translation with Commentary

The Five Books of Moses  A Translation with Commentary
Author: Robert Alter
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2008-10-17
ISBN 10: 9780393070248
ISBN 13: 0393070247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Books of Moses A Translation with Commentary Book Review:

"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.

Opening the Books of Moses

Opening the Books of Moses
Author: Diana V. Edelman,Philip R. Davies,Christophe Nihan,Thomas Romer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1134945868
ISBN 13: 9781134945863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening the Books of Moses Book Review:

Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Bible. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most central of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences of the time. This broad overview provides: a survey of the current state of Pentateuchal research; an analysis of how the texts were shaped by their time and audience; an outline of Jewish areas in the Persian period; the study concludes with an analysis of key concerns in the study of the Pentateuch, notably the Torah, geography, ethnicity, the nature of Yahweh and other deities, theories of cult, treaties and oaths, and Moses himself.

The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch
Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
Publsiher: Anchor Bible
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1999-11
ISBN 10: 9780385497886
ISBN 13: 0385497881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pentateuch Book Review:

A world-famous biblical scholar presents the only one-volume, comprehensive, and up-to-date analysis of the origin and meaning of the Pentateuch, and the extraordinary scholarship it has inspired.

The Five Books of Moses

The Five Books of Moses
Author: Sol Scharfstein
Publsiher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780881258530
ISBN 13: 0881258539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Books of Moses Book Review:

Sol Scharfstein's new translation of the Torah (The Five Books of Moses) is written with a sense of piety and awe for the majesty and sanctity of the biblical text, it conveys the content of the Five Book of Moses in language that is easy to read and understand. The message of the Bible is ageless, but for full comprehension, it must be presented in language suited to the time and place of the reader. Scharfstein's fluent, idiomatic translation does exactly this--replacing the ancient robes of 4000 years ago in which the Torah was given on Sinai with up-to-date garments of the 21st century that preserve its inner essence but make it familiar and user-friendly. The weekly readings and their divisions are all clearly designated, and each book of the Torah is preceded by a brief introduction that explains its most important aspects. In addition, a long introductory illustrated essay gives a full account of the place of the Torah in Judaism and in the synagogue service. All in all, this new translation will prove to be an essential addition to the home library of people of all faiths.

Hebrew English Torah

Hebrew English Torah
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781590459348
ISBN 13: 1590459342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hebrew English Torah Book Review:

Hebrew-English Torah: The Five books of Moses is a Study Edition of the traditional Masoretic text, placed next to the classic "word-for-word" Jewish translation; it features the most authoritative Hebrew text -- based on the Leningrad Codex and complete with cantillation marks, vocalization and verse numbers. The large format and the use of good paper are part of the design to allow a diligent Torah student to write on margins for more efficient learning. This printed edition comes with a free downloadable PDF edition of the title provided by Varda Books upon presenting to it the proof of purchase.

The Five Books of Moses

The Five Books of Moses
Author: Everett Fox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780805240610
ISBN 13: 0805240616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commentaries on the Four Last Books of Moses

Commentaries on the Four Last Books of Moses
Author: Jean Calvin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1852
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000091679054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses
Author: Johann Scheible
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1880
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011423574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Walking the Bible

Walking the Bible
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 0062390899
ISBN 13: 9780062390899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking the Bible Book Review:

Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most storied events.

The Five Books of Robert Moses

The Five Books of  Robert  Moses
Author: Arthur Nersesian
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1617758388
ISBN 13: 9781617758386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Books of Robert Moses Book Review:

A dramatic, playful, brutal, sweeping, and always entertaining reimagining of New York City history, presaging today's political tyranny. "A postmodern masterwork that outdoes Pynchon in eccentricity--and electricity, with all its dazzling prose." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred review "Mr. Nersesian's work is a tale of extremes. The finished product weighs more than 4 pounds. If he stacked all his manuscript pages since he began the book back in 1993 it would stand 6 feet tall, a shade taller than himself, Mr. Nersesian says...Main characters include a fictionalized Robert Moses, the powerful public official who reshaped New York City and its environs, and his brother Paul, an electrical engineer. A difficult relationship between the two has dire consequences. There are also pop-culture favorites from the period, including psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary; urbanologist Jane Jacobs, and poet Allen Ginsberg. All are intended to show readers how the value of culture erodes in an isolated world." --Wall Street Journal "Arthur Nersesian is the Bard of Lower East Side Manhattan...He knows every street corner, every bar, store, book stall, and even the famous 100-year-old Russian shvitz on 10th Street. Nobody does it better. Not Don DeLillo, not Richard Price, and not William Burroughs." --On the Seawall "A sprawling, engrossing Pentateuch of an alternate New York City...Nersesian's binge-worthy odyssey is a singularly wild ride." --Publishers Weekly "Nersesian is one of my favorite New York authors; this tome is one to lose yourself in." --Bob Odenkirk, actor, Breaking Bad After a domestic terrorist unleashes a dirty bomb in Manhattan in 1970, making the borough uninhabitable, FBI agent Uli Sarkisian finds himself in a world that is suddenly unrecognizable as the United States is faced with its greatest immigration crisis ever: finding housing for millions of its own citizens. The federal government hastily retrofits an abandoned military installation in the Nevada desert, vast in size. Despite the government's best intentions, as the military pulls out of "Rescue City," the residents are increasingly left to their own devices, and tribal warfare fuses with democracy, forming a frightening evolution of the two-party system: the gangocracy. Years after the Manhattan cleanup was supposed to have been finished, Uli travels through this bizarre new New York City, where he is forced to reckon with his past, while desperately trying to get out alive. The Five Books of (Robert) Moses alternates between the outrageous present of Rescue City and earlier in the twentieth century, detailing the events leading up to the destruction of Manhattan. We simultaneously follow legendary urban planner Robert Moses through his early years and are introduced to his equally ambitious older brother Paul, a brilliant electrical engineer whose jealousy toward Robert and anger at the devastation caused by the man's "urban renewal" projects lead to a dire outcome. Arthur Nersesian's most important work to date examines the political chaos of today's world through the lens of the past. Fictional versions of real historical figures populate the pages, from major politicians and downtown drag queens to notorious revolutionaries and obscure poets.

Original Torah

Original Torah
Author: S. David Sperling,Caipora Group
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 1479825735
ISBN 13: 9781479825738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Original Torah Book Review:

Is the Torah true? Do the five books of Moses provide an accurate historical account of the people of ancient IsraelOCOs origins?. In The Original Torah, S. David Sperling argues that, while there is no archeological evidence to support much of the activity chronicled in the Torah, a historical reality exists there if we know how to seek it. By noting the use of foreign words or mentions of technological innovations scholars can often pinpoint the date and place in which a text was written. Sperling examines the stories of the Torah against their historical and geographic backgrounds and arrives at a new conclusion: the tales of the Torah were originally composed as allegories whose purpose was distinctly and intentionally political. The book illustrates how the authors of the Pentateuch advanced their political and religious agenda by attributing deeds of historical figures like Jeroboam and David to ancient allegorical characters like Abraham and Jacob. If Abraham had made peace with Philistines, for example, then David could rely on a precedent to do likewise. The Original Torah provides a new interpretive key to the foundational document of both Judaism and Christianity."

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses
Author: Joseph H. Peterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780892541300
ISBN 13: 089254130X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses Book Review:

For people interested in folk magic. The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, arguably one of the most popular magick books ever published, contains two secret apocrypha ascribed to Moses, perhaps pseudepigraphically. The book consists of a collection of texts,which claim to explain the magick Moses used to win the biblical magick contest with the Egyptian priest-magicians, part the Red Sea, and perform other miraculous feats. It includes instruction in the form of invocations, magick words, and seals for calling upon the angels to affect worldly ends, from the sublime (calling down a plague of locusts and frogs upon your enemy) to the mundane (getting more money). Many manuscripts and printed pamphlet versions circulated in Germany in the 1800s, and an English translation by Johann Scheible first appeared in New York in 1880 that had not been corrected or re-edited until now. In creating this restored, corrected edition, Joseph Peterson drew on Scheible's final edition of the text and his original sources. It will be of great interest to those who have suffered through prior editions and anyone looking for a traditional source of Western magick. * Used in various modern traditions of American folk magick, from Pennsylvania Dutch hexmeisters and contemporary eclectic magicians, to voodoo practioners and African American root workers. * Updated or fresh translations from original German, Latin, and Hebrew sources and restoration of censored or left out passages in earlier editions and 35 pages of text never before translated. * Describes the biblical magick ascribed to Moses and its application. * Extensively illustrated with over 100 magical seals, signs, and sigils.

Studies in the Cult of Yahweh

Studies in the Cult of Yahweh
Author: Smith
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN 10: 9004301445
ISBN 13: 9789004301443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in the Cult of Yahweh Book Review:

These two volumes collect some of the most influential and important scholarly essays by the late Morton Smith (1915-1991), for many years Professor of Ancient History at Columbia University in New York City.

Moses and Civilization

Moses and Civilization
Author: Robert A. Paul
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300064285
ISBN 13: 0300064284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moses and Civilization Book Review:

And he details the way Freud's myth corresponds to the unconscious fantasy structure of the obsessional personality - a style of personality dynamics Paul sees as essential to maintaining the bureaucratic institutions that comprise Western civilization's most distinctive features.

Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition

Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition
Author: Lisbeth S. Fried
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 1611174104
ISBN 13: 9781611174106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition Book Review:

The historical Ezra was sent to Jerusalem as an emissary of the Persian monarch. What was his task? According to the Bible, the Persian king sent Ezra to bring the Torah, the five books of the Laws of Moses, to the Jews. Modern scholars have claimed not only that Ezra brought the Torah to Jerusalem, but that he actually wrote it, and in so doing Ezra created Judaism. Without Ezra, they say, Judaism would not exist. In Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition, Lisbeth S. Fried separates historical fact from biblical legend. Drawing on inscriptions from the Achaemenid Empire, she presents the historical Ezra in the context of authentic Persian administrative practices and concludes that Ezra, the Persian official, neither wrote nor edited the Torah, nor would he even have known it. The origin of Judaism, so often associated with Ezra by modern scholars, must be sought elsewhere. After discussing the historical Ezra, Fried examines ancient, medieval, and modern views of him, explaining how each originated, and why. She relates the stories told about Ezra by medieval Christians to explain why their Greek Old Testament differs from the Hebrew Bible, as well as the explanations offered by medieval Samaritans concerning how their Samaritan Bible varies from the one the Jews use. Church Fathers as well as medieval Samaritan writers explained the differences by claiming that Ezra falsified the Bible when he rewrote it, so that in effect, it is not the book that Moses wrote but something else. Moslem scholars also maintain that Ezra falsified the Old Testament, since Mohammed, the last judgment, and Heaven and Hell are revealed in it. In contrast Jewish Talmudic writers viewed Ezra both as a second Moses and as the prophet Malachi. In the process of describing ancient, medieval, and modern views of Ezra, Fried brings out various understandings of God, God’s law, and God’s plan for our salvation.

The Wisdom Books Job Proverbs and Ecclesiastes A Translation with Commentary

The Wisdom Books  Job  Proverbs  and Ecclesiastes  A Translation with Commentary
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-10-11
ISBN 10: 9780393080735
ISBN 13: 0393080730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom Books Job Proverbs and Ecclesiastes A Translation with Commentary Book Review:

First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New Republic Here in Robert Alter's bold new translation are some of the most magnificent works in world literature. The astounding poetry in the Book of Job is restored to its powerful ancient meanings and rhythms. The creation account in its Voice from the Whirlwind is beautiful and incendiary. By contrast, a serene fatalism suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty, and the pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is satirically shrewd. Each of these books addresses the universal wisdom that the righteous thrive and the wicked suffer in a rational moral order; together they are essential to the ancient canon that is the Hebrew Bible.

Genesis 1 11

Genesis 1 11
Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780722005606
ISBN 13: 0722005601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Five Books of Miriam

The Five Books of Miriam
Author: Ellen Frankel
Publsiher: Putnam Adult
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038115062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Books of Miriam Book Review:

Paralleling the Torah's traditional division, each section of a new biblical commentary is divided into a summary of the weekly reading and includes a response written from the female perspective and told through the voices of biblical women.

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses
Author: Jean-Christophe Attias
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1788736397
ISBN 13: 9781788736398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman Called Moses Book Review:

"According to tradition, Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible. Depicted there in suprising and contradicting ways, and both for and against his people, bringer of the tablets of law which he then breaks. By way of a series of possible portraits-including one of a female Moses-Jean-Christophe Attias follows the metamorphoses of the Hebrew liberator through ages and cultures. Drawing on rabbinical sources as well as the Bible itself, he examines the words of the texts and especially their silences. He discovers here a fragile prophet, teacher of a Judaism of the spirit, of wandering, and of incompleteness. The Judaism of Moses speaks to believers and others-to Jews, of course, but also far beyond them, inviting its hearers to have done with tribal pride, the violence of weapons, and the tyranny of a special place"--

The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch
Author: Thomas B. Dozeman
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 1506423310
ISBN 13: 9781506423319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pentateuch Book Review:

The Pentateuch is the heart of the Hebrew Bible and the foundational document of Judaism. It is also the focus of tremendous scholarly exploration and debate today regarding the complex history of its composition. This history will be explored along with analysis of the historical background and ancient Near Eastern parallels for its primeval history, its ancestry narratives, and laws, the theological purposes of its final redaction, and the diverse ways it is interpreted in communities today. In this textbook, Thomas B. Dozeman, one of the leading scholars of the Pentateuch today, introduces students to its contents and structure of each book, and orients them to the Pentateuch’s place in the Hebrew Bible and in the interpretive traditions of Judaism and Christianity. Dozeman deftly introduces the key interpretive questions and methods that shape contemporary scholarship and explains their consequences, inviting students into the invigorating work of interpretation today. Pedagogical features include images, maps, timelines, reading lists, and a glossary.