Gives a detailed analysis of etymological issues: citations of sources and translations chronologically and semantically arranged, Hellenistic, Roman and juristic papyrological sources compared, phonology and morphology of rabbinic Graecitas and its dialectological characteristics. So unusual and rich a treatment is not to be found in any earlier rabbinic lexicon
מילון זה מגיש בפני קהל המלומדים , העוסקים בתחומים שונים, ספר ייעוץ בסיסי ומפורט על המונחים המשפטיים מיווני—
The book analyses the theme ``Abraham in the Furnace`` from a historical and contextual perspective by means of more than ninety written Jewish story versions. The personal story of Abraham, as a rebellious individual, merges with the national story of the discovery of monotheism and the birth of a new nation. The story versions, dating from the 5th century C.E., create a Jewish myth whose traces are evident in contemporary Israeli literature.
From the series Thema - Thematological
Studies in the Literature of the Jewish
People. הספר עוקב אחר גלגוליה של התימה היהודית `אברהם בכבשן האש` באמצעות עשרות גרסאות
This book includes studies and research on Agnon`s work in Germany between the years 1913 and 1924, during which time his art earned its classic status. The studies deal also with the influence of the German world and its culture on his entire work.
The development of the work of S.Y. Agnon (1887-1970), the greatest of Jewish storytellers in the Hebrew language, reached a definitive and lasting peak that crystallized in the years that Agnon lived in Germany (1912-1924). The nature of this consolidation is presented to the reader in the present work, Agnon and Germany, the product of research conducted by two groups of scholars, the German group headed by Hans-Jürgen Becker and the Israeli group headed by Hillel Weiss. The German period extends beyond the physical presence of Agnon in Germany and also includes the period primarily after he went back to the land of Israel in 1924, and, in a way, until his death in 1970. The German world, alongside the Jewish world that was the ma
The present collection of articles covers a wide range of topics including Aramean history, Aramaic language, literature and paleography. New texts in Egyptian Aramaic, Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, and the modern Aramaic dialect of the Kurdish Jews are published here for the first time.
This book will be of value to all those interested in the history of the Ancient Near East, Semitic languages, and Jewish Studies.
This collection of studies consists of two parts:
1. Papers on Sumerian literature and religion that contain, inter alia, an edition of the ``Marriage of Martu`` myth by the noted Sumerologist, S.N. Kramer. 2. Studies in the El-Amarna archive, Neo-Assyrian and Hittite history and Mesopotamian law, all contributed by Bar-Ilan faculty members.
From the series ``Bar-Ilan Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Culture``. Publications of the Bar-Ilan University Institute of Assyriology.
קובץ מחקרים זה מורכב משני חלקים: בחלקו הראשון, הרצאות על הספרות והדת
השומרית, אשר ניתנו
The significant influence of Arabic culture on medieval Jewish culture is evident in a wide variety of areas: linguistics, biblical exegesis, philosophy, science, religious rituals, and of course, poetry. This influence is particularly noticeable in the secular poetry of Spain beginning in the 10th century, and also in the liturgical poetry, which developed a unique style very different from the piyyut of Eretz Israel. The Arabic influence is reflected in many aspects: structure, meter and rhyme; genre and content; literary taste; aesthetic and moral values; and images and idioms used by the poets. A strong influence can also be found in anthologies of proverbs and popular sayings
An annotated critical edition of Mordekhai ben Eliezer Komtiyano`s Commentary on R. Abraham Ibn Ezra`s Yesod Mora. Komtiyano was one of the leading Jewish philosophers in late medieval Byzantine. His commentary focuses on Ibn Ezra`s statements regarding the reasons for the commandments, and raises many religious, scientific, linguistic and interpretive issues. Prof. Dov Schwartz`s introduction deals with Byzantine commentaries on Ibn Ezra and with psychological and astrological aspects of Komtiyano`s commentary
A multidisciplinary study investigating the provenance and local trade of the common kitchenware of the Galilee and Golan from the late 1st century B.C.E. through the early 5th century C.E. Archaeological evidence is provided for the first time on local trade relations in Roman Galilee. Numerous tables, figures and plates.
From the series ``Bar-Ilan Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Culture``.
מחקר רב-תחומי העוסק בבירור מקורם ותפוצתם של כלי המטבח המצויים, הפשוטים
בגליל ובגולן משלהי המאה הראש
Conversion (giyyur), the way in which a gentile converts to the Jewish faith, has profound legal significance. This book is a comprehensive halakhic and legal research of conversion in Jewish law, and aims to reach a full understanding of its essence. The work encompasses the entire body of halakhic literature and reviews the actual employment of the principles of proselytism as discussed in the Responsa literature.
English edition of the Hebrew book Proselytism: Halakhah and Practice