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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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Slaves of One Master
Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Language and Literacy in Roman Judaea
A Study of the Bar Kokhba Documents

The Second Arab Awakening
And the Battle for Pluralism

The Paradox of Liberation
Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions

Initiative to Stop the Violence
Sadatís Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence

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

Father of Modern Israel

The Clerics of Islam
Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

The Crusader States

My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War

Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification
Essays in Comparative Prosody

The Divided Heart

The Corpse Washer

Restless Valley
Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia

The Taliban Revival
Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier

A Life

The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
The Persian Book of Kings

Faisal I of Iraq

Alexander to Constantine
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III

Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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