Item description for The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, 2nd Edition (4 Volume Set) by Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck & William Scott Green...
This new edition of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is nearly double the size of the original three-volume edition. It features 52 new entries and includes the two separately published supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This second edition offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and systematic presentation of the current state of scholarship on fundamental issues of Judaism, both past and present. While heavy emphasis is placed on the classical literature of Judaism and its history, this edition also includes principal entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and other acutely contemporary issues.
Articles are written in essay form, and many are illustrated for further emphasis. The elaborate index facilitates ready access to significant people, places, and other factual information. This invaluable reference work is written for an audience from all backgrounds, scholars and general readers alike.
'The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is an essential resource for those interested in learning more about Jewish life.' Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, 2001
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5" Weight: 16.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 900414787X ISBN13 9789004147874
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More About Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck & William Scott Green
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than nine hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of "The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period" and the three-volume "Encyclopaedia of Judaism." In addition to his Rabbinic Midrash, he has translated the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud into English.
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...
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