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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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.

For additional information on publishing with Brown Judaic Studies, please click here or contact one of the series editors:

David C. Jacobson,
Saul M. Olyan,
Michael L. Satlow 


Books available in the Brown Judaic Studies Series are listed alphabetically by author. Click on the binding selection for more information on the title at the SBL Press Store.

Babylonian Witchcraft Literature
by I. Tzvi Abusch, 1988, BJS 132
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Biblical Patterns in Modern Literature
edited by Nehama Aschkenasy and David H. Hirsch, 1985, BJS 77

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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 Priestly Gift in Mishnah: A Study of Tractate Terumot
by Alan J. Avery-Peck, 1981, BJS 20

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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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Some Jewish Women in Antiquity
by Meir Bar-Ilan, 1998, BJS 317

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Sparda by the Bitter Sea
by Jack Martin Balcer, 1984, BJS 52

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Ideas in Fiction: Works of Hayim Hazaz
by Warren Bargad, 1982, BJS 31

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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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Kol Nidre: Studies in the Development of Rabbinic Votive Institutions
by Moshe Benovitz, 1998, BJS 315

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From Philo to Origen: Middle Platonism in Transition
by Robert M. Berchman, 1985, BJS 69

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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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Scrolls and Christian Origins: Studies in the Jewish Background of the New Testament
by Matthew Black, 1983, BJS 48

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Approaches to Judaism in Medieval Times, Volume I
edited by David R. Blumenthal, 1984, BJS 54

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Approaches to Judaism in Medieval Times, Volume II
edited by David R. Blumenthal, 1985, BJS 57

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Approaches to Judaism in Medieval Times, Volume III
edited by David R. Blumenthal, 1988, BJS 134

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Claude Montefiore and Christianity
by Maurice G. Bowler, 1988, BJS 157

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Studies in Islamic and Judaic Traditions, Volume I
edited by William M. Brinner and Stephen D. Ricks, 1986, BJS 110

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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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Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue: Inscriptional Evidence and Background Issues
by Bernadette J. Brooten, 1982, BJS 36

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Handbook of Synagogue Architecture
by Marilyn Joyce Segal Chiat, 1982, BJS 29

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Profiles of a Rabbi
by Bruce Chilton, 1989, BJS 177

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Tangled Up in Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World
by Yehudah Cohn, 2008, BJS 351
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Diasporas in Antiquity
by Shaye J. D. Cohen and Ernest S. Frerichs, 1993, BJS 288

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The Jewish Family in Antiquity
by Shaye J. D. Cohen, 1993, BJS 289

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Rereading Talmud: Gender, Law and the Poetics of Sugyot
by Aryeh Cohen, 1998, BJS 318

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The Synoptic Problem in Rabbinic Literature
edited by Shaye J. D. Cohen, 2000, BJS 326

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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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Fear Not Warrior: A Study of ‘al tira Pericopes in the Hebrew Scriptures
by Edgar W. Conrad, 1985, BJS 75

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Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship
by Jeremy Corley, 2002, BJS 316

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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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Behind the Essenes: History and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls
by Philip R. Davies, 1987, BJS 94

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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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The Echoes of Many Texts: Reflections on Jewish and Christian Traditions: Essays in Honor of Lou H. Silberman
by William Dever and J. Edward Wright, 1997, BJS 313
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Barukh Kurzweil and Modern Hebrew Literature
by James S. Diamond, 1983, BJS 39

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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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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 Human Will in Judaism: The Mishnah¹s Philosophy of Intention
by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, BJS 103
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The Libes Briv of Isaac Wetzlar
by Morris M. Faierstein, 1996, BJS 308

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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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Character and Context: Studies in the Fiction of Abramovitsh, Brenner, and Agnon
by Jeffrey Fleck, 1984, BJS 45
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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 Ancient Judaism, Volume VI, Studies in the Ethnography and Literature in Judaism
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs and Jacob Neusner, 1989, BJS 192

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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume I
by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 159

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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume II
by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 173

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From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, Volume III
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 IV
by Ernest S. Frerichs, Jacob Neusner and Nahum M. Sarna, 1989, BJS 175

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Religious Writings and Religious Systems, Volume One
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, A. J. Levine and Jacob Neusner, 1989, BRS 1

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Religious Writings and Religious Systems, Volume Two
edited by Ernest S. Frerichs, A. J. Levine and Jacob Neusner, 1989, BRS 2

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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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Semites, Iranians, Greeks, and Romans: Studies in Their Interaction
by Jonathan Goldstein, 2007, BJS 217

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American Jewish Fertility: Trends and Differentials in the Providence Metropolitan Area
by Calvin Goldscheider, 1986, Brown Studies on Jews and their Societies 1

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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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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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Balaam and His Interpreters: A Hermeneutical History of the Balaam Traditions
by John T. Greene, 1992, BJS 244

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Essays on Biblical Method and Translation
by Edward L. Greenstein, 1989, BJS 92
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Turning Point: Zionism and Reform Judaism
by Howard Greenstein, 1981, BJS 12

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The Legal Methodology of Hai Gaon
by Tsvi Groner, 1985, BJS 66

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The Book of the People
by William W. Hallo, 1991, BJS 225

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Josephus as an Historical Source in Patristic Literature through Eusebius
by Michael Hardwick, 2007, BJS 128
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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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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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Dispute for the Sake of Heaven: Legal Pluralism in the Talmud
by Richard Hidary, 2010, BJS 353


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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, 2013, BJS 356


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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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A Conceptual Commentary on Midrash Leviticus Rabbah: Value Concepts in Jewish Thought
by Max Kadushin, 1987, BJS 126

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Sages, Stories, Authors and Editors in Rabbinic Babylonia
by Richard Kalmin, 1994, BJS 300


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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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Hermann Cohen: The Challenge of a Religion of Reason
by William Kluback, 1984, BJS 53

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The Legacy of Hermann Cohen
by William Kluback, 1989, BJS 167


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Courageous Universality: The Work of Schmuel Hugo Bergman
by William Kluback, 1992, BJS 245

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Goodenough on the Beginnings of Christianity
edited by A. T. Kraabel, 1990, BJS 212

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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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Nahmanides on Genesis: The Art of Biblical Portraiture
by Michelle Levine, 2010, BJS 350
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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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Rashbam’s Commentary on Exodus: An Annotated Translation
by Martin I. Lockshin, 1997, BJS 310
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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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Rashbam’s Commentary on Deuteronomy: An Annotated Translation
by Martin I. Lockshin, 2004, BJS 340

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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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On the Scales of Righteousness: Neo-Babylonian Trail Law and the Book of Job
by F. Rachel Magdalene, 2007, BJS 348


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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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Hesed ve-emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs
edited by Jodi Magness and Seymour Gitin, 1998, BJS 320

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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Kilayim
by Irving Mandelbaum, 1982, BJS 26

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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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Philo’s Jewish Identity
by Alan Mendelson, 1989, BJS 161

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Mysterious Encounters at Mamre and Jabbok
by William T. Miller, 1984, BJS 50

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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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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 Sanctity of the Seventh Year: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Shebiit
by Louis E. Newman, 1983, BJS 44

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Halakhah in a Theological Dimension
by David Novak, 1985, BJS 68

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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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The Theology of Nahmanides Systematically Presented
by David Novak, 1993, BJS 271


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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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Valuable and Vulnerable: Children in the Hebrew Bible, Especially the Elisha Cycle
by Julie Faith Parker, 2013, BJS 355


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Abraham Heschel’s Idea of Revelation
by Lawrence Perlman, 1989, BJS 171

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Goyim: Gentiles and Israelites in Mishnah-Tosefta
by Gary Porton, 1989, BJS 155


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American Jews into the 21st Century: A Leadership Challenge
edited by Earl Raab, 1991, BRS 8

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Approaches to Modern Judaism, Volume I
edited by Marc Lee Raphael, 1983, BJS 49
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Approaches to Modern Judaism, Volume II
edited by Marc Lee Raphael, 1985, BJS 56

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Paul, the Temple, and the Presence of God
by David A. Renwick, 1991, BJS 224


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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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Scholastic Rabbinism: A Literary Study of the Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan
by Anthony Saldarini, 1982, BJS 14

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Tasting the Dish: Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality
by Michael L. Satlow, 1995, BJS 303


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Jewish Thought Adrift: Max Wiener (1882-1950)
by Robert S. Schine, 1992, BJS 259


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Ethnic Survival in America: An Ethnography of a Jewish Afternoon School
by David Schoem, 1989, BSR 7

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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



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 3: Esther Chapter 5 to End
by Eliezer L. Segal, 1994, BJS 293

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Suburban Communities:The Jewishness of American Reform Jews
by Gerald L. Showstack, 1988, BSR 5

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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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Philo’s Perception of Women
by Dorothy Sly, 1990, BJS 209


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The Creation of the World According to Gersonides
by Jacob J. Staub, 1982, BJS 24

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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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The Biblical Herem: A Window on Israel’s Religious Experience
by Philip D. Stern, 1991, BJS 211

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Israeli Childhood Stories of the Sixties
by Gideon Telpaz, 1983, BJS 40

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Ben Sira’s View of Women: A Literary Analysis
by Warren C. Trenchard, 1982, BJS 38

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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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Women and Womanhood in the Talmud
by Shulamit Valler, 1999, BJS 321

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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 Martyr’s Conviction: A Sociological Analysis
by Eugene Weiner and Anita Weiner, 1990, BJS 203


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The Elijah Legends and Jehu’s Coup
by Marsha White, 1997, BJS 311


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Jewish Presence in T. S. Eliot and Franz Kafka
by Melvin Wilk , 1986, BJS 82


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Buber on God and the Perfect Man
by Pamela Vermes, 1980, BJS 13

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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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The Mishnaic Law of Blessings and Prayers: Tractate Berakhot
by Tzvee Zahavy, 1987, BJS 88

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The Idea of Atonement in the Philosophy of Hermann Cohen
by Michael Zank, 2000, BJS 324


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