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Confronting Creation: How Judaism Reads Genesis [Paperback]

By Jacob Neusner (Author)
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By setting forth the book of Genesis as it is represented in the rabbinic statement "Genesis Rabbah", Neusner demonstrates the way in which Judaism confronted creation and the Genesis story. In "Confronting Creation", the author presents a new, analytical translation of "Genesis Rabbah", a document that came to closure around 400 CE. What made that particular time crucial in the life of Israel and the Jewish people is an event that also helped shape the entire history of Western civilization. It was the rise of Christianity to the status of the official religion of the Roman Empire, which laid the foundations for Western, Christian civilization. The Judaic sages' rereading of the Torah's account of the beginning of the world and of Israel in Genesis took place during the time Western civilization was undergoing significant changes. That fact explains the importance of this reading of Genesis to Western civilization, because "Genesis Rabbah" illuminates the Judaic tradition in contemplating God's creation of the world.

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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.92" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   1.17 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2004
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1592447252  
ISBN13  9781592447251  

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More About Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner Jacob Neusner is Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida and Professor of Religion at Bard College. He has seven honorary degrees, fourteen academic medals and has published more than 800 books.

Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies at The College of the Holy Cross. His has published widely and is editor of the journal The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern.

Jacob Neusner currently resides in Annandale-On-Hudson. Jacob Neusner was born in 1932 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Bard College Bard College, New York, USA Bard College, New York, USA B.

Jacob Neusner has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Biblical Resource
  2. Christianity and Judaism, the Formative Categories
  3. Studies in Judaism
  4. Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  5. World Religions in America

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > Old Testament
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Sacred Writings > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Sacred Writings > Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) > Commentaries
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Sacred Writings > Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) > Criticism & Interpretation

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