This book contains thirty essays on Ancient Near Eastern History and Historiography, spanning the entire range of Mesopotamian history, from Sumer to the Persian Empire. Hitherto unpublished texts, as well as others long known, are investigated anew. The majority of these studies are devoted to the Neo-Assyrian period, the research focus of Hayim Tadmor, to whom this volume is dedicated.
The present volume is being published on the sixty-ninth anniversary of the Farhūd, the pogrom committed by religious and nationalist Arabs against the Jews of Iraq on the Jewish holiday of Pentecost (Shavu‘ot), 1–2 June 1941.
The Hebrew edition of this book was published in 1992 by the Research Institute of Babylonian Jewry in Or Yehuda, Israel. This volume is a revised version of the Hebrew edition.
The title consists of papers on the pogrom and on the events leading up to it which were originally published in English, others which were written in Hebrew and now appear in English for the first time, and documents which have not been previously published, including an updated list of the names of victims of the Farhūd and a map indicating the places in Baghdad where rioters attacked Jews.
This book thus provides the English reader with comprehensive and updated information on the Farhūd and constitutes a memorial to the innocent victims killed during these p
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 crashing of two jet airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York is vividly remembered by most people in the world today. Similar powerful images have come through videos of bombing in Kosovo, Moslem riots in Europe, brutal reprisals of protest in China, terrorist attacks in Israel, Kenya, Thailand, Turkey, Spain, India, Russia and England. These global events have challenged the beliefs of people in the Western world, and many have found themselves grappling with the perennial questions of modernity: Where is the world going? Are we attaining perpetual peace, or are we simply in the midst of ‘perpetual war'? How can we come to terms with seemingly opposing historical shifts, one pointing toward a globalizing and integrated world, the other toward tribalism and balkanization? This book celebrates S.N Eisenstaedt`s works in sociology while addressing these questions. It brings together highly qualified and esteemed scholars to revisit the questions above in a nuanced, comparative,
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.
Rich and multiform, French influence in the Levant and Palestine was predominant until the end of the First World War. While conferring a particular importance upon its religious establishments, France has also always invested in the development of her economic, scientific, and technological relations with the countries in the region. Marking the beginning of her political disengagement from the Holy Land, the British Mandate period saw, notably, the gradual disappearance of the French language from the cultural life of Palestine. France's return in force to the region would have to await the creation of the State of Israel and decolonization, first as a close friend of Israel, then, after the Six-Day War, as Europe's most active political power in the Middle East.
AMILAT se enorgullece en presentar el sexto volumen de su serie Judai¬ica Latinoamericana, que incluye los trabajos presentados en la Sección de Judaísmo Latinoamericano del XIV Congreso Mundial de Estudios Judaicos, realizado en Jerusalem en 2005, por investigadores establecidos en las Américas, Europa e Israel.
Este volumen, multidisciplinario y pluritemático, refleja la creciente relevancia y visibilidad de las investigaciones sobre judaísmo latinoameric¬cano, así como su lenta pero constante integración con los estudios sobre otras áreas históricas, geográficas, sociales y culturales del judaísmo mund¬dial. Efectivamente, cada vez son más los investigadores que perciben la correlación entre las experiencias judías en América Latina y en otras reg¬giones del globo. Al mismo tiempo, se presta creciente atención a lo que diferencia y asemeja a las diversas realidades judías dentro de la misma Am
La publicación de este quinto volumen de Judaica Latinoamericana coincide con el trigésimo aniversario de AMILAT, creada en Israel en 1975 por un grupo de investigadores independientes en diversas áreas de estudio del judaísmo latinoamericano. El volumen es multidisciplinario y pluritemático. Los trabajos incluidos, fruto de la labor continua de investigadores que trabajan en Israel, Brasil, Argentina, México y Alemania, cubren un espectro cronológico que va desde la época colonial hasta nuestros días, y aparecen agrupados en campos temáticos amplios y en algunos casos interdisciplinarios: dinámica comunitaria, economía y política, historia del sionismo, literatura y cultura.
La continuidad de Judaica Latinoamericana responde al amplio fenómeno del reconocimiento de estos estudios como una área distintiva, ubicada en el cruce entre las investigaciones en ciencias judaicas y las investigaciones sobre Amér
In Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Flusser examines the influence of apocalypticism on various Jewish sects. He states that the teachings of Jesus, while reflecting first and foremost the views of the sages, are also influenced by Jewish apocalypticism. Examining the Essenes, their effect on Hebrew language, the split of sects, and much more, Flusser's collected essays offer an important source of study for any Dead Sea Scrolls scholar.