The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible: How Scholars in Germany, Israel, and America Transformed an Ancient Text (Hardcover)
 

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The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible: How Scholars in Germany, Israel, and America Transformed an Ancient Text (Hardcover)

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    The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular needóreligion, nationalism, ethnicityódrove the......more

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The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular needóreligion, nationalism, ethnicityódrove the enterprise of Bible study as scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their own indigenous traditions. Contrary to popular conceptions, the author argues that the modern period has been the golden age of Jewish Bible study.

Alan T. Levenson is the Schusterman/Josey Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History at University of Oklahoma. He is the author of several books, including Modern Jewish Thinkers: An Introduction, The Story of Joseph: A Journey of Jewish Interpretation, and Between Philosemitism and Antisemitism. Defenses of Jews & Judaism in Germany, 1871-1932.

Author:
Levenson, Alan T.
Genre:
RELIGION / Judaism / Sacred Writings
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
247
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publish Date:
07/07/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9781442205161
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.26 lb
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