Long acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent scholars of his generation, this book provides a sense of the multi-faceted nature of Lieberman's greatness: his method of establishing the correct reading of given rabbinic text; his mastery of ...
Author: Saul Lieberman
Long acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent scholars of his generation, this book provides a sense of the multi-faceted nature of Lieberman's greatness: his method of establishing the correct reading of given rabbinic text; his mastery of Greek and Latin in their historical and cultural contexts; the incredible literary sophistication that Lieberman utilized in approaching ancient texts; his salient contribution to medieval history and literature; and his guidance in biblical exegesis.
In these two books, now reprinted in one volume, master Talmudist and scholar of the Greco-Roman world, the late Professor Saul Lieberman, elucidates words, texts, customs and practices in either rabbinic or classical literature, often buy ...
Author: Saul Lieberman
Publisher: JTS Press
In these two books, now reprinted in one volume, master Talmudist and scholar of the Greco-Roman world, the late Professor Saul Lieberman, elucidates words, texts, customs and practices in either rabbinic or classical literature, often buy reference to passages in the other. In Greek in Jewish Palestine, he demonstrates that "almost ever foreign word and phrase have their raison d'etre in rabbinic literature" and that "all Greek phrases in rabbinic literature are quotations." Hellenism in Jewish Palestine is "an inquiry into the spirit of many rabbinic observations and investigations of the facts, insicents, opinions, notions and beliefs to which the Rabbis allude in their statements."
In this volume, we have sought to present a broader and deeper portrait of Lieberman the academic as well as Lieberman the man - a book that we hope will prove to be of interest to the scholar and layperson alike.
Author: Elijah J. Schochet
Publisher: JTS Press
Over twenty years have passed since Professor Saul Lieberman died on his way to Israel. Yet despite his prodigious intellectual attainments and seminal scholarly publications, no full-scale biography of Lieberman has appeared. For many, his life story is simply described by noting his early education in Lithuania's traditional yeshivot, his introduction to the tools of modern scholarship in Palestine, where he commenced some of his most influential work, and the flourishing of his scholarship in America, where he taught for over forty years. In this volume, we have sought to present a broader and deeper portrait of Lieberman the academic as well as Lieberman the man - a book that we hope will prove to be of interest to the scholar and layperson alike. - From the authors' Introducation
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Lieberman, Saul. Greek in Jewish Palestine. 2nd ed. New York: Jewish
Theological Seminary of New York, 1965. ———. “Some Aspects of After Life in
Early Rabbinic Literature.” In Texts and Studies, edited by Saul Lieberman, 235–
Author: Karen B. Stern
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the richness of their quotidian lives. Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace--in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. Karen Stern reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them, people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works. Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, she documents the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries. Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, Writing on the Wall provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.
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