A History of the Jewish People


Author: Abraham Malamat,Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674397316

Category: History

Page: 1170

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A comprehensive, detailed survey of Jewish politics, religion, economics, and society and of Jewish life and achievement, from the second millennium B.C. through the Diaspora, and in the state of Israel

A Short History of the Jewish People

From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood


Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195139419

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 9812

From the original legends of the Bible to the peace accords of today's newspapers, this engaging, one-volume history of the Jews will fascinate and inform. 30 illustrations.

A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ Volume 2


Author: Emil Schürer

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230196169


Page: 112

View: 1484

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...from the west and east, from the north and from the Isles, and come to Jerusalem. The Greek Book of Baruch expresses a partly verbal agreement with the Psalt. Sal. (iv. 36, 37, v. 5-9). Philo sees the dispersed under the leadership of a divine appearance coming from all quarters to Jerusalem (Be exsecrationibus, 8-9). The prediction too of Isaiah, that the heathen nations shall themselves bring the dispersed as an offering to the temple (Isa. xlix. 22, lx. 4, 9, lxvi. 20) reappears in the Psalt. Salom. (xvii. 34), while the gathering is at the same time described as the work of the Messiah (Psalt. Salom. xvii. 28. Jonathan on Jerem. xxxiii. 13). According to the fourth Book of Ezra, the ten tribes departed 64 Comp. Gfrorer, Das Jdhrhundert des Heils, ii. 235-238. The sequence is: (1) the renovation of Jerusalem; (2) the gathering of the Dispersed, according to the Sohar in Gfrorer, ii. 217, above. into a hitherto uninhabited country called Azareth (so the Latin version) or Arzaph (finis mundi, so the Syrian), that they might there observe their laws.65 Thence will they return at the commencement of the Messianic period, and the Most High will dry up the sources of the Euphrates, that they may pass over (4 Ezra xiii. 39-47). With this universal hope of the gathering of the dispersed, it is striking, that the return of the ten tribes is altogether doubted by individuals like R. Akiba.56 From the daily prayer however of the Shemoneh Esreh: "Lift up a banner to gather our dispersed and assemble us from the four ends of the earth," it is seen that such doubts were confined to individuals. 8. The kingdom of glory in Palestine. The Messianic kingdom will indeed have the Messianic King at its head, but its supreme ruler is God Himself...

A Concise History of the Jewish People


Author: Naomi E. Pasachoff,Robert J. Littman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543669

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 8982

This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.

A History of the Jews in the Modern World


Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307424367

Category: History

Page: 848

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The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years. Tracking their fate from Western Europe’s age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the twenty-first century, Sachar applies his renowned narrative skill to the central role of the Jews in many of the most impressive achievements of modern civilization: whether in the rise of economic capitalism or of political socialism; in the discoveries of theoretical physics or applied medicine; in “higher” literary criticism or mass communication and popular entertainment. As his account unfolds and moves from epoch to epoch, from continent to continent, from Europe to the Americas and the Middle East, Sachar evaluates communities that, until lately, have been underestimated in the perspective of Jewish and world history—among them, Jews of Sephardic provenance, of the Moslem regions, and of Africa. By the same token, Sachar applies a master’s hand in describing and deciphering the Jews’ unique exposure and functional usefulness to totalitarian movements—fascist, Nazi, and Stalinist. In the process, he shines an unsparing light on the often widely dissimilar behavior of separate European peoples, and on separate Jewish populations, during the Holocaust. A distillation of the author’s lifetime of scholarly research and teaching experience, A History of the Jews in the Modern World provides a source of unsurpassed intellectual richness for university students and educated laypersons alike.

History of the Jewish People

The Second Temple Era


Author: Hersh Goldwurm

Publisher: Mesorah Publications

ISBN: 9780899064543

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 1832

For the first time, Jewish history is presented according to authentic Jewish sources; well researched and clearly illustrated with photos, charts, and maps. Vol. I: The Second Temple Era: The era of the Second Commonwealth from the Destruction of the First Temple to the Destruction of the Second.

A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus

From Herod the Great to Masada


Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books


Category: Jews

Page: 95

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Text, pictures, photographs, and maps present the history of the Jews from the reign of Herod the Great through the governance of Pontius Pilate to the destruction of the Temple and the siege at Masada.

The Jewish Body

An Anatomical History of the Jewish People


Author: Melvin Konner

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 080524266X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Part of the Jewish Encounter series A history of the Jewish people from bris to burial, from “muscle Jews” to nose jobs. Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, takes the measure of the “Jewish body,” considering sex, circumcision, menstruation, and even those most elusive and controversial of microscopic markers–Jewish genes. But this is not only a book that examines the human body through the prism of Jewish culture. Konner looks as well at the views of Jewish physiology held by non-Jews, and the way those views seeped into Jewish thought. He describes in detail the origins of the first nose job, and he writes about the Nazi ideology that categorized Jews as a public health menace on par with rats or germs. A work of grand historical and philosophical sweep, The Jewish Body discusses the subtle relationship between the Jewish conception of the physical body and the Jewish conception of a bodiless God. It is a book about the relationship between a land–Israel–and the bodily sense not merely of individuals but of a people. As Konner describes, a renewed focus on the value of physical strength helped generate the creation of a Jewish homeland, and continued in the wake of it. With deep insight and great originality, Konner gives us nothing less than an anatomical history of the Jewish people. From the Hardcover edition.

History of the Jewish People

From Yavneh to Pumbedisa


Author: Meir Holder

Publisher: Mesorah Publications

ISBN: 9780899064994

Category: History

Page: 332

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Outline of Jewish knowledge

being a history of the Jewish people and an anthology of Jewish literature from the earliest times to the present: including a brief account of the history and civilization of the nations with whom the Jews have come into contact, and an exposition of the present-day status and problems of the Jewries of the world ... with maps and illustrations


Author: Rufus Learsi,Samson Benderly

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity

From Alexander to Bar Kochba


Author: John Haralson Hayes,Sara Mandell

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664257279

Category: History

Page: 246

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John Hayes and Sara Mandell provide a clear exposition of Jewish history from 333 BCE to 135 CE. This volume focuses on the Judean-Jerusalem community from a historical rather than ideological or theological perspective. With the inclusion of charts, maps, and ancient texts, the authors have constructed a fascinating account that is indispensable for the study of this crucial period.

A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ


Author: Emil Schrer

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103389056

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8504

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Invention of the Jewish People


Author: Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844676234

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 9524

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