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Brown Judaic Studies
BJS coverBooks published by Brown Judaic Studies are produced and distributed exclusively by the Society of Biblical Literature. Brown Judaic Studies is a peer-reviewed monograph series that publishes high quality, specialized books aimed primarily at a scholarly audience. Submissions in any historical period from antiquity to the present are welcomed. BJS is particularly interested in historical, literary and philosophical studies. On occasion, collections of essays such as Festschriften are published.

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David C. Jacobson
Saul M. Olyan

The Aggada of the Bavli and Its Cultural World
edited by Geoffrey Herman and Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, 2018, BJS 362
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Supplementation and the Study of the Hebrew Bible
edited by Saul M. Olyan and Jacob L. Wright, 2018, BJS 361
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How America Met the Jews
by Hasia R. Diner, 2017, BJS 360
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When Texts Are Canonized
by Timothy H. Lim, 2017, BJS 359
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A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer
edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel Desrosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, and Daniel Ullucci, 2015, BJS 358
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Worship, Women and War: Essays in Honor of Susan Niditch
edited by John J. Collins, T. M. Lemos, and Saul M. Olyan, 2015, BJS 357
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The One Who Sows Bountifully: Essays in Honor of Stanley K. Stowers
edited by Caroline Johnson Hodge, Saul M. Olyan, Daniel Ullucci, and Emma Wasserman, 2015, BJS 356
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Valuable and Vulnerable: Children in the Hebrew Bible, Especially the Elisha Cycle
by Julie Faith Parker, 2013, BJS 355
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Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East: Mantic Historiography in Ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean World
by Matthew Neujahr, 2012, BJS 354
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Dispute for the Sake of Heaven: Legal Pluralism in the Talmud
by by Richard Hidary, 2010, BJS 353
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? French Jewry and the Problem of Church and State
by Zvi Jonathan Kaplan, 2009, BJS 352
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Tangled Up in Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World
by Yehudah Cohn, 2008, BJS 351
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Nahmanides on Genesis: The Art of Biblical Portraiture
by Michelle Levine, 2010, BJS 350
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Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext
edited by Anita Norich and Yaron Z. Eliav, 2008, BJS 349
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On the Scales of Righteousness: Neo-Babylonian Trial Law and the Book of Job
by F. Rachel Magdalene, 2007, BJS 348
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The Time, Place, and Purpose of the Deuteronomistic History: The Evidence of “Until This Day”
by Jeffrey C. Geoghegan, 2006, BJS 347
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Text, Artifact, and Image: Revealing Ancient Israelite Religion
edited by Gary M. Beckman and Theodore J. Lewis, 2006, BJS 346
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The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi to Chronicles: A Translation with Introduction and Supercommentary
by Yitzhak Berger, 2007, BJS 345
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To Caesar What Is Caesar’s: Tribute, Taxes and Imperial Administration in Early Roman Palestine (63 B.C.E–70 C.E.)
by Fabian E. Udoh, 2006, BJS 343
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A Talmud in Exile: The Influence of Yerushalmi Avodah Zarah on the Formation of Bavli Avodah Zarah
by Alyssa M. Gray, 2005, BJS 342
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Discerning Parallelism: A Study in Northern French Medieval Jewish Biblical Exegesis
by Robert A. Harris, 2005, BJS 341
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Rashbam’s Commentary on Deuteronomy: An Annotated Translation
by Martin I. Lockshin, 2004, BJS 340
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From Rebuke to Consolation: Exegesis and Theology in the Liturgical Anthology of the Ninth of Av Season
by Elsie R. Stern, 2005, BJS 338
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Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands
by Nancy Sinkoff, 2004, BJS 336
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History and Literature: New Readings of Jewish Texts in Honor of Arnold J. Band
edited by William Cutter and David C. Jacobson, 2002, BJS 334
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Rashbam’s Commentary on Leviticus and Numbers: An Annotated Translation
by Martin I. Lockshin, 2001, BJS 330
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Ethical Monotheism, Past and Present: Essays in Honor of Wendell S. Dietrich
edited by Theodore M. Vial and Mark A. Hadley, 2001, BJS 329
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The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose, and Sources
by Lynn H. Cohick, 2000, BJS 327
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The Synoptic Problem in Rabbinic Literature
edited by Shaye J. D. Cohen, 2000, BJS 326
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“A Wise and Discerning Mind”: Essays in Honor of Burke O. Long
edited by Saul M. Olyan and Robert C. Culley, 2000, BJS 325
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The Idea of Atonement in the Philosophy of Hermann Cohen
by Michael Zank, 2000, BJS 324
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Women and Womanhood in the Talmud
by Shulamit Valler, 1999, BJS 321
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Hesed ve-emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs
edited by Jodi Magness and Seymour Gitin, 1998, BJS 320
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Rereading Talmud: Gender, Law and the Poetics of Sugyot
by Aryeh Cohen, 1998, BJS 318
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Some Jewish Women in Antiquity
by Meir Bar-Ilan, 1998, BJS 317
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Ben Sira’s Teaching on Friendship
by Jeremy Corley, 2002, BJS 316
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Kol Nidre: Studies in the Development of Rabbinic Votive Institutions
by Moshe Benovitz, 1998, BJS 315
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The Echoes of Many Texts: Reflections on Jewish and Christian Traditions: Essays in Honor of Lou H. Silberman
edited by William Dever and J. Edward Wright, 1997, BJS 313
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The Elijah Legends and Jehu’s Coup
by Marsha White, 1997, BJS 311
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Rashbam’s Commentary on Exodus: An Annotated Translation
by Martin I. Lockshin, 1997, BJS 310
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The Libes Briv of Isaac Wetzlar
by Morris M. Faierstein, 1996, BJS 308
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Early Rabbinic Civil Law and the Social History of Roman Galilee: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Baba Mesia
by Hayim Lapin, 1996, BJS 307
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Tasting the Dish: Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality
by Michael L. Satlow, 1995, BJS 303
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The History of Sukkot in the Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods
by Jeffery Rubenstein, 2007, BJS 302
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From Balaam to Jonah: Anti-prophetic Satire in the Hebrew Bible
by David Marcus, 1995, BJS 301
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Sages, Stories, Authors and Editors in Rabbinic Babylonia
by Richard Kalmin, 1994, BJS 300
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The Babylonian Esther Midrash: A Critical Commentary, Volume 3: Esther Chapter 5 to End
by Eliezer L. Segal, 1994, BJS 293
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The Babylonian Esther Midrash: A Critical Commentary, Volume 2: To the Beginning of Esther Chapter 5
by Eliezer L. Segal, 1994, BJS 292
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The Babylonian Esther Midrash: A Critical Commentary, Volume 1: To the End of Esther Chapter 1
by Eliezer L. Segal, 1994, BJS 291
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The Jewish Family in Antiquity
by Shaye J. D. Cohen, 1993, BJS 289
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Diasporas in Antiquity
edited by Shaye J. D. Cohen and Ernest S. Frerichs, 1993, BJS 288
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From Christianity to Gnosis and from Gnosis to Christianity: An Itinerary through the Texts to and from the Tree of Paradise
by Jean Magne, 1993, BJS 286
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The Theology of Nahmanides Systematically Presented
by David Novak, 1993, BJS 271
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Jewish Thought Adrift: Max Wiener (1882–1950)
by Robert S. Schine, 1992, BJS 259
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The Mechanics of Change: Essays in the Social History of German Jewry
by Steven M. Lowenstein, 1992, BJS 246
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Courageous Universality: The Work of Schmuel Hugo Bergman
by William Kluback, 1992, BJS 245
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Balaam and His Interpreters: A Hermeneutical History of the Balaam Traditions
by John T. Greene, 1992, BJS 244
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Both Literal and Allegorical: Studies in Philo of Alexandria’s Questions and Answers on Genesis and Exodus
by David M. Hay, 1991, BJS 232
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The Book of the People
by William W. Hallo, 1991, BJS 225
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Paul, the Temple, and the Presence of God
by David A. Renwick, 1991, BJS 224
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Semites, Iranians, Greeks, and Romans: Studies in Their Interaction
by Jonathan Goldstein, 2007, BJS 217
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Goodenough on the Beginnings of Christianity
by edited by A. T. Kraabel, 1990, BJS 212
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The Biblical Herem: A Window on Israel’s Religious Experience
by Philip D. Stern, 1991, BJS 211
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Philo’s Perception of Women
by Dorothy Sly, 1990, BJS 209
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New Perspectives on Ancient Judaism, Volume 1: Religion, Literature, and Society in Ancient Israel, Formative Christianity and Judaism
edited by Jacob Neusner, Peder Borgen, Ernest S. Frerichs, and Richard Horsley, 1990, BJS 206
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The Martyr’s Conviction: A Sociological Analysis
by Eugene Weiner and Anita Weiner, 1990, BJS 203
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Maimonides on Human Perfection
by Menachem Kellner, 2007, BJS 202
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Torah and the Chronicler’s History Work
by Judson R. Shaver, 2007, BJS 196
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Approaches to Ancient Judaism, Volume 6: Studies in the Ethnography and Literature in Judaism
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs and Jacob Neusner, 1989, BJS 192
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The Setting of the Sermon on the Mount
by William Davies, 1989, BJS 186
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The Law of Jealousy: The Anthropology of Sotah
by Adriana Destro, 1989, BJS 181
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Profiles of a Rabbi
by Bruce Chilton, 1989, BJS 177
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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume 4
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner, and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 175
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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume 3
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner, and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 174
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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume 2
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner, and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 173
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Abraham Heschel’s Idea of Revelation
by Lawrence Perlman, 1989, BJS 171
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The Legacy of Hermann Cohen
by William Kluback, 1989, BJS 167
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Philo’s Jewish Identity
by Alan Mendelson, 1989, BJS 161
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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume 1
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 159
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Claude Montefiore and Christianity
by Maurice G. Bowler, 1988, BJS 157
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Goyim: Gentiles and Israelites in Mishnah-Tosefta
by Gary Porton, 1989, BJS 155
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Water into Wine and the Beheading of John the Baptist: Early Jewish-Christian Interpretation of Esther 1 in John 2:1–11 and Mark 6:17–29
by Roger David Aus, 1988, BJS 150
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The Doctrine of the Divine Name: An Introduction to Classical Kabbalistic Theology
by Stephen G. Wald, 2007, BJS 149
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The Book of the Pomegranate: Moses de Leon’s Sefer Ha-Rimmon
by Elliot R. Wolfson, 1988, BJS 144
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Oxen, Women, or Citizens: Slaves in the System of the Mishnah
by Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher, 1988, BJS 143
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Approaches to Judaism in Medieval Times, Volume 3
by David R. Blumenthal, 1988, BJS 134
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Babylonian Witchcraft Literature
by I. Tzvi Abusch, 1988, BJS 132
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Josephus as an Historical Source in Patristic Literature through Eusebius
by Michael Hardwick, 2007, BJS 128
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A Conceptual Commentary on Midrash Leviticus Rabbah: Value Concepts in Jewish Thought
by Max Kadushin, 1987, BJS 126
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Goodenough on the History of Religion and on Judaism
by Jacob Neusner, 2000, BJS 121
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Cohen and Troeltsch: Ethical Monotheistic Religion and Theory of Culture
by Wendell S. Dietrich, 1986, BJS 120
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Etymology in Early Jewish Interpretation: The Hebrew Names in Philo
by Lester L. Grabbe, 1988, BJS 115
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Studies in Islamic and Judaic Traditions, Volume 1
edited by William M. Brinner and Stephen D. Ricks, 1986, BJS 110
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The Human Will in Judaism: The Mishnah¹s Philosophy of Intention
by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, 1986, BJS 103
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Behind the Essenes: History and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls
by Philip R. Davies, 1987, BJS 94
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Essays on Biblical Method and Translation
by Edward L. Greenstein, 1989, BJS 92
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The Mishnaic Law of Blessings and Prayers: Tractate Berakhot
by Tzvee Zahavy, 1987, BJS 88
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Jewish Presence in T. S. Eliot and Franz Kafka
by Melvin Wilk , 1986, BJS 82
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Mishnah’s Division of Agriculture: A History and Theology of Sedar Zeraim
by Alan J. Avery-Peck, 1985, BJS 79
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Biblical Patterns in Modern Literature
edited by Nehama Aschkenasy and David H. Hirsch, 1985, BJS 77
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Fear Not Warrior: A Study of ‘al tira Pericopes in the Hebrew Scriptures
by Edgar W. Conrad, 1985, BJS 75
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From Philo to Origen: Middle Platonism in Transition
by Robert M. Berchman, 1985, BJS 69
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Halakhah in a Theological Dimension
by David Novak, 1985, BJS 68
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The Legal Methodology of Hai Gaon
by Tsvi Groner, 1985, BJS 66
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Prayers Alleged to be Jewish: An Examination of the Constitutiones Apostolorum
by David A. Fiensy, 1985, BJS 65
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Ancient Judaism Debates and Disputes
by Jacob Neusner, 2000, BJS 64
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The Commerce of the Sacred: Mediation of the Divine Among Jews in the Graeco-Roman Diaspora
by Jack N. Lightstone, 1984, BJS 59
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Approaches to Judaism in Medieval Times, Volume 2
edited by David R. Blumenthal, 1985, BJS 57
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Approaches to Modern Judaism, Volume 2
edited by Marc Lee Raphael, 1985, BJS 56
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Approaches to Judaism in Medieval Times, Volume 1
by edited by David R. Blumenthal, 1984, BJS 54
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Hermann Cohen: The Challenge of a Religion of Reason
by William Kluback, 1984, BJS 53
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Sparda by the Bitter Sea
by Jack Martin Balcer, 1984, BJS 52
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Mysterious Encounters at Mamre and Jabbok
by William T. Miller, 1984, BJS 50
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Approaches to Modern Judaism, Volume 1
edited by Marc Lee Raphael, 1983, BJS 49
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Scrolls and Christian Origins: Studies in the Jewish Background of the New Testament
by Matthew Black, 1983, BJS 48
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Pharaoh’s Counsellors: Job, Jethro, and Balaam in Rabbinic and Patristic Tradition
by Judith Baskin, 1983, BJS 47
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Character and Context: Studies in the Fiction of Abramovitsh, Brenner, and Agnon
by Jeffrey Fleck, 1984, BJS 45
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The Sanctity of the Seventh Year: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Shebiit
by Louis E. Newman, 1983, BJS 44
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Support for the Poor in the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Tractate Peah
by Roger Brooks, 1983, BJS 43
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Israeli Childhood Stories of the Sixties
by Gideon Telpaz, 1983, BJS 40
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Barukh Kurzweil and Modern Hebrew Literature
by James S. Diamond, 1983, BJS 39
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Ben Sira’s View of Women: A Literary Analysis
by Warren C. Trenchard, 1982, BJS 38
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Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue: Inscriptional Evidence and Background Issues
by Bernadette J. Brooten, 1982, BJS 36
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A History of the United Jewish Appeal, 1939–1982
by Marc Lee Raphael, 2000, BJS 34
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Sectarian Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Courts, Testimony, and the Penal Code
by Lawrence H. Schiffman, 2000, BJS 33
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Approaches to Ancient Judaism, Volume 5: Studies in Judaism and Its Greco-Roman Context
edited by William S. Green, 2000, BJS 32
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Ideas in Fiction: Works of Hayim Hazaz
by Warren Bargad, 1982, BJS 31
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Handbook of Synagogue Architecture
by Marilyn Joyce Segal Chiat, 1982, BJS 29
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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Kilayim
by Irving Mandelbaum, 1982, BJS 26
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Two Treatises of Philo of Alexandria: A Commentary on De Gigantibus and Quod Deus sit Immutabilis
by John Dillon and David Winston, 1983, BJS 25
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The Creation of the World according to Gersonides
by Jacob J. Staub, 1982, BJS 24
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The Priestly Gift in Mishnah: A Study of Tractate Terumot
by Alan J. Avery-Peck, 1981, BJS 20
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Mishnah’s Theology of Tithing: A Study of Tractate Maaserot
by Martin S. Jaffee, 1981, BJS 19
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Scholastic Rabbinism: A Literary Study of the Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan
by Anthony Saldarini, 1982, BJS 14
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Buber on God and the Perfect Man
by Pamela Vermes, 1980, BJS 13
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Turning Point: Zionism and Reform Judaism
by Howard Greenstein, 1981, BJS 12
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American Jews into the 21st Century: A Leadership Challenge
edited by Earl Raab, 1991, BJS 8
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Ethnic Survival in America: An Ethnography of a Jewish Afternoon School
by David Schoem, 1989, BJS 7
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Suburban Communities:The Jewishness of American Reform Jews
by Gerald L. Showstack, 1988, BJS 5
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The American Jewish Community: Social Science Research and Policy Implications
by Calvin Goldscheider, 2000, BJS 3
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Religious Writings and Religious Systems, Volume 2
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, A. J. Levine, and Jacob Neusner, 1989, BJS 2
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American Jewish Fertility: Trends and Differentials in the Providence Metropolitan Area
by Calvin Goldscheider, 1986, BJS 1
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