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Title Engaging Torah : modern perspectives on the Hebrew Bible / edited by Walter Homolka and Aaron Panken
Published Cincinnati, Ohio : Hebrew Union College Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction to engaging Torah / Walter Homolka -- Torah in Jewish life from the nineteenth century until today / Tamara Cohn Eskenazi -- Introduction to Genesis / Ziony Zevit -- Introduction to Exodus / David H. Aaron -- Introduction to Leviticus / Alan Cooper -- Introduction to Numbers / Jacob L. Wright -- Introduction to Deuteronomy / Bernard M. Levinson -- Introduction to the Haftarot / Lawrence A. Hoffman -- Introduction to Nevi'im / Marc Zvi Brettler
Summary Back cover: In this volume of essays, eminent Jewish scholars from around the world present introductions to the different parts of the Bible for the wider public. The essays encompass a general introduction to the Torah in Jewish life, and include specific essays on each of the Five Books of Moses, as well as on the Haftarot, Neviim, and Ketuvim. The contributions provide an overview of the core content of each book as well as highlight central themes and the reception and relevance of these themes in Jewish life and culture past and present. These essays, informed by and based on the profound academic research of their authors, together provide an invaluable bridge between high-level academic insight and the study of the Bible both in synagogues and in homes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 15, 2018)
SUBJECT Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish
Bible. Prophets (Neviʼim)
Bible. Hagiographa -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish
Haftarot fast
Bible. Prophets (Neviʼim) fast
Bible. Pentateuch fast
Bible. Hagiographa fast
Bible. Old Testament fast
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. nli
Bible. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. nli
Haftarot. nli
Bible. Prophets. nli
Bible. Hagiographa -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. nli
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Homolka, Walter, editor.
Panken, Aaron D., editor.
ISBN 9780822983033
Other Titles Modern perspectives on the Hebrew Bible