Techno: Fifty-three essential Hebrew Bible commentaries and research tools valued at $1856.61(if purchased separately); downloadable and also delivered on a courtesy DVD at no additional cost. The library includes some of the most important biblical commentaries in the English language: 19 vols. from International Critical Commentary series covering 29 books of Tanakh as well as commentaries by S. R. Driver, Umberto Cassuto, Cambridge Commentaries, and those drawn from several ancient Jewish midrashic collections.
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The importance of the Samaritan pronunciation of Hebrew has gained wide acceptance as essential for reaching a correct understanding of the processes that affected the development of the Hebrew language in the late second temple period.
In 1961 William L. Moran published “The Hebrew Language in Its Northwest Semitic Background” (in The Bible and the Ancient Near East: Essays in Honor of William Foxwell Albright) in which he presented a state-of-the-art description of the linguistic milieu out of which Biblical Hebrew developed. In the light of the significant advances in the study of Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic in the past four decades, the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem convened an international research group during the 2001-2002 academic year on the topic “Biblical Hebrew in Its Northwest Semitic Setting: Typological and Historical Perspectives.”
The present volume presents the fruits of the year long collaboration. The articles are based on the lectures that were given during the year. A wide array of subjects are discussed, all of which have implications for the study of Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic.
The author of this interesting work, has little sympathy with that subjective criticism which prescribes beforehand an author's scheme of composition and then regards all contrary to this scheme as interpolations or supplements.
Although originally published more then 50 years ago, this little Cassuto's book is still probably the best, most focused attack on Wellhausen's Documentary Hypothesis and a powerful defense of the integrity of the biblical text.
This book, an expanded translation of the Hebrew original, is a penetrating study of early Hebrew prophecy as portrayed in the Old Testament. Professor Uffenheimer discusses the historical, theological and social aspects of this unique phenomenon, from its beginnings to the emergence of classical prophecy in the 8th century BCE – a period stretching from the prophetic leadership of Moses and the charismatic savior-judges, through the court prophets of the United Monarchy, to the militant prophets of the Northern Kingdom, culminating in the internal crisis under Jehu that led to the evolution of classical prophecy. The author draws, on the one hand, upon extra-biblical, Near Eastern material (the Mari documents, Hittie vassal treaties, etc.); on the other, he relies upon inner literary analysis of the biblical sources themselves. Among other things, he contests some of the innovative theories that have been proposed to account biblical prophecy.
Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. In the third volume The Keepers of the Threshold, the Bird-Sanctuary, The Silent Widow, and other stories are discussed.
Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The first volume covers the folklore ranging from the creation of man to the heirship of Jacob.
Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The second volume covers Jacob and the kidskins, the passage through the Red Sea, the judgment of Solomon, and other stories.