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Reading Jewish Religious Texts

Eliezer Segal (University of Calgary, Canada)

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Routledge
30 August 2011
Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation to help clarify the concepts and arguments. The commentary also situates the work within its broader historical and ideological context, giving readers an enhanced appreciation of its place in the Jewish religious experience. This volume includes a comprehensive timeline, glossary and bibliography.
By:   Eliezer Segal (University of Calgary Canada)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9780415588225
ISBN 10:   0415588227
Series:   Reading Religious Texts
Pages:   234
Publication Date:   30 August 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eliezer Segal is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He has published extensively on rabbinic texts and Jewish biblical interpretation. His books include Introducing Judaism (Routledge, 2008).

Reviews for Reading Jewish Religious Texts

Eliezer Segal seamlessly combines almost 3000 years of Jewish religious texts from the Bible to 19th century CE Hasidism in one volume with new and meaningful English translations and explanations. This is suitable for undergraduates and graduate students alike and could serve as the main textbook for a range of courses in Jewish and biblical studies. - Richard A. Freund, Director of The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford, USA


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