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Greenspahn, Frederick E. 1946-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 177 publications in 2 languages and 10,766 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick E Greenspahn
When brothers dwell together : the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible by Frederick E Greenspahn( )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the biblical context, this theme heightens God's role in supporting ostensibly unlikely heroes. Drawing on the resources of law, anthropology, folklore, and linguistics, Greenspahn shows how, in portraying younger siblings triumphing over older ones, these tales serve as complex parables of God's relationship to his chosen people, and reflect Israel's own discomfort with the contradiction between its theology of election and the reality of political weakness
The Hebrew Bible : new insights and scholarship by Frederick E Greenspahn( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, 'Doubting the Story of the Exodus.' It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, 'The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.' This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible. --From publisher's description
Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah : new insights and scholarship by Frederick E Greenspahn( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past generation, scholars have devoted increasing attention to the diverse forms that Jewish mysticism has taken both in the past and today: what was once called "nonsense" by Jewish scholars has generated important research and attention both within the academy and beyond, as demonstrated by the popular fascination with figures such as Madonna and Demi Moore and the growing interest in spirituality. In Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah, leading experts introduce the history of this scholarship as well as the most recent insights and debates that currently animate the field in a way that is accessible to a broad audience. From mystical outpourings in ancient Palestine to the Kabbalah Centre, and from attitudes towards gender to mystical contributions to Jewish messianic movements, this volume explores the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the present day in an engaging style appropriate for students and non-specialists alike."--Publisher's website
Uncivil religion : interreligious hostility in America( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushing the faith : proselytism and civility in a pluralistic world by Martin E Marty( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Aramaic and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For beginning students who are already familiar with Hebrew. Greenspahn includes all Aramaic passages in the Old Testament, and introduces other Aramaic texts such as ancient inscriptions, the Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic literature, and quotations in the New Testament. There are also paradigms, a complete glossary, a list of resources for further study, and practice exercises for each chapter. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Women and Judaism : new insights and scholarship by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women's domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work filters down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judiasm brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world, presenting their work in an accessible and engaging way. Key senior scholars discuss women's approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues."--Back of book
Scripture in the Jewish and Christian traditions : authority, interpretation, relevance( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard P. McBrien -- Ancient Scripture in the modern world / Krister Stendahl
Nourished with peace : studies in Hellenistic Judaism in memory of Samuel Sandmel = [Sefer zikaron li-Shemuʼel Sandmehl]( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential papers on Israel and the ancient Near East( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hapax legomena in biblical Hebrew : a study of the phenomenon and its treatment since antiquity with special reference to verbal forms by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Israel : new insights and scholarship by Frederick E Greenspahn( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a country smaller than Vermont, with roughly the same population as Honduras, modern Israel receives a remarkable amount of attention. For supporters, it is a unique bastion of democracy in the Middle East, while detractors view it as a racist outpost of Western colonialism. The romanticization of Israel became particularly prominent in 1967, when its military prowess shocked a Jewish world still reeling from the sense of powerlessness dramatized by the Holocaust. That imagery has grown ever more visible, with Israel's supporters idealizing its technological achievements and its opponents attributing almost every problem in the region, if not beyond, to its imperialistic aspirations. The contradictions and competing views of modern Israel are the subject of this book. There is much to consider about modern Israel besides the Middle East conflict. Over the past generation, a substantial body of scholarship has explored numerous aspects of the country, including its approaches to citizenship and immigration, the arts, the women's movement, religious fundamentalism, and language; but much of that work has to date been confined within the walls of the academy. This book does not seek to resolve either the country's internal debates or its struggle with the Arab world, but to present a sample of contemporary scholars' discoveries and discussions about modern Israel in an accessible way. In each of the areas discussed, competing narratives grapple for prominence, and it is these which are highlighted in this volume"--
The Human condition in the Jewish and Christian traditions( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary ethical issues in the Jewish and Christian traditions by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Judaism : new insights and scholarship( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past generation, several major discoveries and methodological innovations have led scholars to reevaluate the foundations of Judaism. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most famous, but other materials have further altered our understanding of Judaism's development after the Biblical era. This volume explores some of the latest clues into how early Judaism took shape ..."--Back cover
Le-ma'an Ziony : essays in honor of Ziony Zevit by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international array of twenty-six scholars contributes twenty-one essays to honor Ziony Zevit (American Jewish University), one of the foremost biblical scholars of his generation. The breadth of the honoree is indicated by the breadth of coverage in these twenty-one articles, with seven each in the categories of history and archaeology, Bible, and Hebrew (and Aramaic) language
Hapax legomena in Biblical Hebrew : a study of the phenomenon and its treatment since antiquity with special reference to verbal forms by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Aramaic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hapax legomena in biblical Hebrew : a study of the phenomenon and its treatment since antiquity with special reference to verbal forms by Frederick E Greenspahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Hebrew Bible : new insights and scholarship
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The Hebrew Bible : new insights and scholarshipJewish mysticism and Kabbalah : new insights and scholarshipAn introduction to AramaicWomen and Judaism : new insights and scholarshipEssential papers on Israel and the ancient Near EastAn introduction to AramaicAn introduction to Aramaic
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English (157)

Aramaic (2)