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Christian Faith and the Bible of Judaism

The Judaic Encounter with Scripture

Christian Faith and the Bible of Judaism( )
Author: Neusner, Jacob
Series title:Neusner Titles in Brown Judaic Studies
ISBN:978-1-55540-498-7
Publication Date:Jan 1991
Publisher:University of South Florida
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $72.00
Book Details
Pages:232
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament / General
Religion / Judaism / Theology
Religion / Judaism / General
Religion / Christianity / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.26 x 9.26 x 0.81 Inches
Book Weight:1.08 Pounds
Author Biography
Neusner, Jacob (Author)
Jacob Neusner was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 28, 1932. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard University in 1953. He studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he was ordained a Conservative rabbi and received a master's degree in Hebrew letters in 1960. He also received a doctorate in religion from Columbia University. He taught at Dartmouth College, Brown University, and the University of South Florida before joining the religion department at Bard College in 1994. He retired from there in 2014.

He was a religious historian and one of the world's foremost scholars of Jewish rabbinical texts. He published more than 900 books during his lifetime including A Life of Yohanan ben Zakkai; The Way of Torah: An Introduction to Judaism; Judaism: The Evidence of the Mishnah; Strangers at Home: The 'Holocaust,' Zionism, and American Judaism; Translating the Classics of Judaism: In Theory and in Practice; Why There Never Was a 'Talmud of Caesarea': Saul Lieberman's Mistakes; and Judaism: An Introduction. He wrote The Bible and Us: A Priest and a Rabbi Read Scripture Together with Andrew M. Greeley and A Rabbi Talks with Jesus with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. He also edited and translated, with others, nearly the entirety of the Jewish rabbinical texts. He died on October 8, 2016 at the age of 84.

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