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Description - Reading Jewish Religious Texts by Eliezer Segal

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415588225
ISBN-10: 0415588227
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eliezer Segal

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).

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