The International Critical Commentary (ICC):...

Extraodinary book which retained its freshness and technical insight after almost a century of existance.

c The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and new Testaments. UNDER THE EDITORSHIP OF The Rev. SAMUEL ROLLES DRIVER, D. D., Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford; The Rev. ALFRED PLUMMER, M. A., D. D., Master of University College, Durham; AND The Rev. CHARLES AUGUSTUS BRIGGS, D. D., Edward Robinson Professor of Biblical Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER


About Book The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER

Front MatterTitle PagePREFACECONTENTSABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF ESTHERI. Place of Esther in the Old Testament§ 1. PLACE IN THE HEBREW BIBLE § 2. PLACE IN THE GREEK VERSIONii. The text of esthera. descendants of the tiberian massoretic text§ 3. MSS. WITH TIBERIAN VOCALIZATION § 4. THE PRINTED EDITIONS§ 5. THE MASSORA § 6. CITATIONS IN JEWISH COMMENTARIESb. other descendants of the text of the sopherim§ 7. Mss. WITH BABYLONIAN VOCALIZATION § 8. THE SYRIAC PESHITTO § 9. THE FIRST TARGUM §10. THE SECOND TARGUM §11. THE LATIN VERSION OF JEROME§12. CITATIONS IN THE TALMUDc. other descendants of the original text§13. THE GREEK VERSION §14. THE UNREVISED GREEK TEXT§15. THE RECENSION OF ORIGEN §16. THE RECENSION OF HESYCHIUS§17. THE RECENSION OF LUCIAN §18. JOSEPHUS§19. THE OLD LATIN VERSION §20. Origin of the Additions in Greekiii. Higher criticism§ 21. OUTLINE OF THE BOOK § 22. IDENTITY OF AHASUERUS § 23. PURPOSE OF THE BOOK § 24. INDEPENDENCE OF 9.20–10.3§ 25. AGE OF THE BOOK§ 26. AUTHORSHIP§ 27. HISTORICAL CHARACTER§ 28. ORIGIN OF THE FEAST OF PURIMiv. Canonicity§ 29. OMISSION OF THE NAME OF GOD§ 30. MORAL TEACHING OF THE BOOK§ 31. ESTIMATE OF THE CHURCH v. Interpretation§ 32. EARLIEST JEWISH EXEGESIS§ 33. EARLIEST CHRISTIAN EXEGESIS§ 34. THE TARGUMS AND MIDRASHES § 35. OTHER MEDIÆVAL JEWISH COMMENTARIES§ 36. MEDIÆVAL CHRISTIAN INTERPRETATION§ 37. THE REFORMATION PERIOD§ 38. THE POST-REFORMATION PERIOD§ 39. THE MODERN CRITICAL PERIODA COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF ESTHERADDITION A. MORDECAI'S DREAM.THE REJECTION OF QUEEN VASHTI (1.1–22).XERXES MAKES A FEAST FOR HIS OFFICIALS (1.1–4).XERXES ALSO MAKES ANOTHER BANQUET FOR THE MEN OF THE FORTRESS OF SUSA, AND VASHTI FOR THE WOMEN (1.5–9).XERXES COMMANDS VASHTI TO SHOW HERSELF TO THE GUESTS, BUT SHE REFUSES TO COME (1.10–12).XERXES TAKES COUNSEL WITH HIS MINISTERS WHAT OUGHT TO BE DONE TO VASHTI (1.13–15).THE ADVICE OF THE MINISTERS (1.16–20)XERXES ACTS ACCORDING TO THIS ADVICE (1.21–22).THE CHOICE OF ESTHER TO BE QUEEN (2.1–23).XERXES RESOLVES TO SEEK A SUCCESSOR FOR VASHTI (2.1 4).MORDECAI AND ESTHER ARE INTRODUCED TO THE READER (2.5–7).ESTHER IS TAKEN TO THE PALACE (2.8–11).THE PREPARATION OF THE GIRLS TO GO TO THE KING (2.12–14).ESTHER IS BROUGHT TO THE KING AND IS CHOSEN QUEEN (21.5–18).MORDECAI DISCOVERS A PLOT AGAINST THE KING (2.19–23).HAMAN'S ELEVATION AND HIS PLOT (3.1–4.17).HAMAN IS EXALTED AND ALL MEN ARE REQUIRED TO BOW DOWN TO HIM (3.1–2a).MORDECAI REFUSES TO BOW DOWN TO HAMAN (3.2b-5).HAMAN CASTS LOTS TO DESTROY THE JEWS (3.6–7).HAMAN OBTAINS AN EDICT TO DESTROY THE JEWS (3.8–11).AN EDICT TO DESTROY THE JEWS IS SENT OUT (3.12–15).MORDECAI AND ALL THE JEWS ARE FILLED WITH TERROR (4.1-3).ESTHER INQUIRES WHAT IS THE MATTER, AND IS CHARGED BY MORDECAI TO GO TO THE KING, AND TO PLEAD FOR HER PEOPLE (4.4–9).ESTHER FEARS TO GO TO THE KING, BUT IS URGED BY MORDECAI TO DO SO (4.10–14).ESTHER RESOLVES TO GO TO THE KING (4.15-17).ADDITION B. XERXES' LETTER.ADDITION C. THE PRAYERS OF MORDECAI AND ESTHER.THE DELIVERANCE OF THE JEWS (5.1–9.19)ADDITION D. ESTHER GOES TO THE KING AND IS GRACIOUSLY RECEIVED (5.1–2).THE KING OFFERS TO GRANT ANY REQUEST, BUT ESTHER ASKS ONLY THAT HE AND HAMAN WILL COME THAT DAY TO A BANQUET (5.3–5).AT THE BANQUET THE KING AGAIN OFFERS TO GRANT ANY REQUEST, BUT ESTHER ASKS ONLY THAT HE AND HAMAN WILL COME TO ANOTHER BANQUET ON THE FOLLOWING DAY (5.6–8).HAMAN PLANS TO HANG MORDECAI (5.9–14).THE KING IS REMINDED THAT NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO REWARD MORDECAI (6.1–3).THE KING COMMANDS HAMAN TO CONFER ROYAL HONOURS UPON MORDECAI (6.4–10).HAMAN EXECUTES THE KING'S COMMAND AND GOES HOME IN DESPAIR (6.11–13).ESTHER DENOUNCES HAMAN TO THE KING (6.14—7.6).THE KING SENTENCES HAMAN TO DEATH (7.7–10).MORDECAI IS INSTALLED IN THE PLACE OF HAMAN (8.1–2).ESTHER OBTAINS PERMISSION TO COUNTERACT HAMAN'S EDICT AGAINST THE JEWS (8.3-8).MORDECAI SENDS OUT DISPATCHES TO COUNTERACT THE EDICT OF HAMAN (8.9–14a).ADDITION E. MORDECAI'S LETTER.THE JEWS REJOICE OVER THEIR ESCAPE (8.14b-17).ON THE APPOINTED DAY THE JEWS DESTROY THEIR ENEMIES (9.1–10).THE KING GRANTS ESTHER ANOTHER DAY OF SLAUGHTER IN SUSA (9.11–15).THE ORIGIN OF THE TWO DATES ON WHICH THE FEAST OF PURIM IS KEPT (9.16–19).INSTITUTION OF THE FEAST OF PURIM (9.20–32).THE JEWS AGREE TO OBEY THE INJUNCTION OF MORDECAI (9.23–28).ESTHER AND MORDECAI WRITE A SECOND LETTER CONCERNING PURIM (9.29-32).APPENDIX TO THE BOOK THE SUBSEQUENT HISTORY OF MORDECAI (10.1–3).ADDITION F. THE INTERPRETATION OF MORDECAI'S DREAM AND CLOSING SUBSCRIPTION.INDEXESI. HEBREWII. NAMES OF AUTHORS AND BOOKSIII. SUBJECTSIV. BIBLICAL PASSAGES
international critical commentary esther page https publishersrow ebookshuk books jewish hebrew ebooks extraodinary book which retained freshness technical insight after almost century existance
eBookshuk Books

Reading Guide and Index, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
Great introduction to all areas covered by Encyclopedia. All entries are hyperlinked to relevant Encyclopedia articles.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Isaiah I-XXVII
In religion, as elsewhere, great personalities count first, and it is the privilege of a student of the Book of Isaiah to come face to face with one, if not two, such personalities...

Spain, the Jews, and Franco
The role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime.

Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica Vol. 5
sdf

The Goddess Anath
A major contribution to Ugaritic scholarship, The Goddess Anath--Cassuto's work on Canaanite Epics of the Patriarchal Age--is a classic authored by one of the greatest Bible scholars.

The Sephardi Legacy II


The House of Nasi: The Duke of Naxos
Joseph Nasi, Duke of Naxos, Lord of Tiberias, was a Marrano or “converse,” knighted by Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, a jousting partner of Emperor Maximillian, and a court advisor to Suleiman the Magnificent. During his astonishing life as a statesman, financier, and philanthropist in sixteenth-century Europe, he moved across the continent from Antwerp to Paris, to Naples, to Rome, and from there to Constantinople, where he reembraced Judaism.

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis
The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field.

ARAMAIC OSTRACA OF THE FOURTH CENTURY BC FROM IDUMAEA
The 201 of containing in the book Aramaic ostraca dating 361-311 BC are almost exclusive source for the study of the ethnic structure and the economic life for end of the Persian rule in the Land of Israel and the beginning of the Hellenistic period.

The Jews of Egypt: From Ramses II to Emperor Hadrian
This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt – shrouded in the mists of biblical history under the Pharaohs; the strange intermezzo of the Jewish mercenary detachment on the island of Elephantine on the upper Nile; the apogee of Jewish culture under the Ptolemies; and, finally, the Jewish community's rapid decline and catastrophic disappearance under Roman rule.

Tractate Berakhos II: Commentary and Study Guide
The guide to how Rabbis formulated their decrees and delt with changing conditions after the destruction of the Second Temple and the fall of Betar.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 5
The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah, 12 vols.
The most important work of the 20th century giant of Talmudic scholarship.

JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus
Masterly commentary on the second book of the Bible by eminent Jewish scholar.

Volume 9, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
Created by Reform Rabbis and Jewish Scholars, many of whom escaped from Nazi Germany, the Encyclopedia exhibits a unique sensitivity to all forms of anti-Semitic agitation and malice and makes every effort to find allies among others, especially Christians, to forge a shield for Jewish people in the face of the coming catastrophe.

Bernard Revel: Builder of American Jewish Orthodoxy
A biography of and assesment of ideas of one of the major personalities of American Jewish Orthodoxy.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ezra and Nehemiah
A commentary on one of the most interesting for the modern reader books of the Bible.

Matters of Life and Death
Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition

The House of Nasi: The Duke of Naxos
Joseph Nasi, Duke of Naxos, Lord of Tiberias, was a Marrano or “converse,” knighted by Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, a jousting partner of Emperor Maximillian, and a court advisor to Suleiman the Magnificent. During his astonishing life as a statesman, financier, and philanthropist in sixteenth-century Europe, he moved across the continent from Antwerp to Paris, to Naples, to Rome, and from there to Constantinople, where he reembraced Judaism.

Nazvanie
asdf

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 3
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

Matters of Life and Death
Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition

Studies in Bible I (Scripta Hierosolymitana VIII)
Publication of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

History of the Jews, Vol. 2: From the Reign of Hyrcanus (135 B.C.E.) to the Completion of the Babylonian Talmud (500 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The second volume covers the period from the reign of Hyrcanus to the completion of the Babylonian Talmud.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 4
The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

Topics In Hebrew and Semitic Linguistics


A Catalogue of Fragments of Halakhah and Midrash from the Cairo Genizah
The core of this impressive volume is its catalog of Rabbinica that is accompanied by twelve facsimile pages of representative documents.

Conversos and the Inquisition in Jaén. Hispania Judaica, v. 7
Description of the fate of the Conversos in the Kingdom of Jaén at the hands of the Inquisition Tribunal which operated there for 43 years, from 1483 until 1526.

Tractate Pesachim: Commentary and Study Guide
Master a Mesikta Series is probably the most advanced commentary and study guide to Talmud available in English. By providing background material, outlining the contents of the Talmud and its commentaries, explaining the sequence of the Talmud,offering overviews of the topics discussed and clarifying the aggadic literature and its interaction with the legal discussions, this series enables the student to focus on the unity of the tractate, and serves as an aid in helping him in its master

The Jews of Yugoslavia: A Quest for Community
This work is a pioneer study of a little-known part of the modern Jewish world that is at once unique and a microcosm of European Jewry as a whole. The story of the Jews of Yugoslavia can be seen as a quest for community, to forge a unity of communal purpose and endeavor.

History of the Jews, Vol. 3: From the Revolt against the Zendik (511 C.E.) to the Capture of St. Jean d'Acreby by the Mahometans (1291 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The third volume covers the period from the revolt against the Zendik to the capture of St. Jean d'Acreby by the Mahometans.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 5
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ecclesiastes
A straightforward, engaging commentary on the Book of Kohelet.

New Heart, New Spirit: Biblical Humanism for Modern Israel
New Heart, New Spirit confronts the ethical and moral values of the Bible in the context of the critical situation that Israel and Zionism are facing. It is an outcry and a challenge to the xenophobic movements focused on “holy wars,” power, land, and blood.

Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life
Judaism as a Civilization remains one of the most original and thought-provoking contributions toward creating a comprehensive program for creative Jewish life. In this seminal work, Kaplan offers his now famous concept of Judaism as an evolving religious civilization.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 1
The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

New Heart, New Spirit: Biblical Humanism for Modern Israel
New Heart, New Spirit confronts the ethical and moral values of the Bible in the context of the critical situation that Israel and Zionism are facing. It is an outcry and a challenge to the xenophobic movements focused on “holy wars,” power, land, and blood.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 5
wert

Hebrew: The Eternal Language
The extraordinary story of the Hebrew language is the subject of this book.

JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy
The fifth and final JPS commentary on the last book of the Torah.

The Ambivalent American Jew: Politics, Religion, and Family in American Jewish Life
This book depicts the evolution of American Judaism from its European roots illustrating this theme by focusing on special segments of the community and on Jewish political liberalism, the great effort of American Jews to reshape their political environment to minimize the survival-integration tension.

History of the Jewish People
... a single volume (containing) the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history (provided) with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. . . entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage. Robert Gordis Encyclopaedia Judaica

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Book of Exodus
The Book of Exodus sets before us, as the Hebrews of later ages told it, and in the vivid, picturesque style which the best Jewish historians could always command, the story of the deliverance from Egypt.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 8
qwer

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER
Extraodinary book which retained its freshness and technical insight after almost a century of existance.

The Birobidzhan Affair: A Yiddish Writer in Siberia
The Birobidzhan Affair is the autobiography, “a chronicle of heart-rending events” recounting Emiot's eight years at hard labor in various work camps in Siberia. Poignant, remarkably understated in tone, it provides evidence of his travails as a Jewish victim of the bitter bureaucracy that was Stalinist Russia.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 12
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

To Dwell in Unity: The Jewish Federation Movement in America Since 1960
The 1960s and 1970s were years of turbulent events and historic changes for the Jewish federations of North America. The book▓s title was chosen because unity is the hallmark of the federations. It is this unity that has pervaded the many federation developments in the historic and dramatic years of the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.

Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life
Judaism as a Civilization remains one of the most original and thought-provoking contributions toward creating a comprehensive program for creative Jewish life. In this seminal work, Kaplan offers his now famous concept of Judaism as an evolving religious civilization.

Encyclopedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political, and Religious History, the Archæology, Geography, and Natural History of the Bible (in 4 volumes)
New electronic edition of classic four-volume Bible-focused encyclopedia supplied with sophisticated navigation, single-click lookup of original Hebrew text, and copy/paste functionality that comes with automatically generated bibliography.