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Revelation and Authority
Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition

Benjamin D. Sommer

At once a study of biblical theology and modern Jewish thought, this volume describes a “participatory theory of revelation” as it addresses the ways biblical authors and contemporary theologians alike understand the process of revelation and hence the authority of the law. Benjamin Sommer maintains that the Pentateuch’s authors intend not only to convey God’s will but to express Israel’s interpretation of and response to that divine will. Thus Sommer’s close readings of biblical texts bolster liberal theologies of modern Judaism, especially those of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Franz Rosenzweig. This bold view of revelation puts a premium on human agency and attests to the grandeur of a God who accomplishe...

The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library

2015   440 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300158731  $50.00 tx

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The Responsive Self
Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

Joshua 1-12
A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Salvaged Pages
Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition

The Tractate "Mourning" (Semahot)
Regulations Relating to Death, Burial, and Mourning

A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

The World According to Itzik
Selected Poetry and Prose

The Age of Secrecy
Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800

Hitler’s Prisons
Legal Terror in Nazi Germany

How the Bible Became Holy

The Ten Commandments
A Short History of an Ancient Text

Women's Divination in Biblical Literature
Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge

A World Without Jews
The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

The Paradox of Liberation
Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions

Roads Taken
The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Babel in Zion
Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition

Holy Resilience
The Bible's Traumatic Origins

Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification
Essays in Comparative Prosody

The Divided Heart

The Genius
Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism

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