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Drazin, Israel 1935-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 149 publications in 3 languages and 1,610 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: BS1274.A7, 222.15042
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Israel Drazin
Targum Onkelos to Deuteronomy : an English translation of the text with analysis and commentary (based on A. Sperber's edition) by Israel Drazin( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For God and country : the history of a constitutional challenge to the Army chaplaincy by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targum Onkelos to Exodus : an English translation of the text with analysis and commentary (based on the A. Sperber and A. Berliner editions) by Israel Drazin( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Aramaic and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targum Onkelos to Leviticus : an English translation of the text with analysis and commentary (based on A. Sperber and A. Berliner editions) by Israel Drazin( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Aramaic and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onkelos on the Torah : understanding the Bible text by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targum Onkelos to Numbers : an English translation of the text with analysis and commentary (based on the A. Sperber and A. Berliner edition)( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Aramaic and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimonides : the exceptional mind by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rational approach to Judaism and Torah commentary by Israel Drazin( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the biblical prophet Samuel? by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteries of Judaism by Israel Drazin( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Is the Nature of Rabbinic Authority?Philosophy, Theology, and Hermeneutics; A Popular Practice That Is Only a Vestige; The Strange Practice of Priests; Bizarre Wedding Practices; The Curious Divisions of the Bible; Classical Religious Sources Are Not Always Right; The Methodology of Rashi; Rashi: Sermons, Commentaries, or Both?; More on the Sermonic Methodology of Interpreting the Torah; The Methodology of Samson Raphael Hirsch; The Queen of Sheba Myths; The Seven Noahide Commandments; Book Three: Women in Judaism; Introduction; The Tragedy of Rabbinical Divorces in Israel
Maimonides and the biblical prophets by Israel Drazin( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimonides : reason above all by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unusual Bible interpretations : five books of Moses by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people know little about the Hebrew Bible. They know what they were taught in grade school and perhaps what they hear in sermons. But sermons are designed to teach moral lessons, not disclose the Bible's true meaning. In this book, Dr. Israel Drazin, a noted Bible scholar, reveals insights from the Bible that many readers will consider unusual, ideas from both traditional and non-traditional scholars and the author's own views. He discusses over one hundred different subjects, covering history, philosophy, and practical information people should know, including thought-provoking questio
Unusual Bible interpretations : Hosea by Israel Drazin( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophet Hosea discusses topics that stand at the core of Jewish thought such as moral conduct, the correct mode of worship, the Jewish people's relationship with God, and repentance. The Talmud even credits Hosea with developing the idea of repentance, a concept that has become the central theme of the High Holidays. Yet the book is filled with obscure words and rich imagery, which make it particularly difficult to understand. Through a detailed analysis of the words of the prophet and his story, Dr. Drazin unpacks the book's messages for the modern reader
Unusual Bible interpretations : Judges by Israel Drazin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unusual Bible interpretations : Joshua by Israel Drazin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of the Unusual Bible Interpretations series offers a thought-provoking exploration of the book of Joshua. Noted Bible scholar Dr. Israel Drazin asks the question: What does the book of Joshua actually tell us about the Israelites and their leader Joshua? With common sense close in hand, Dr. Drazin presents clear, logical explanations to issues that have perplexed readers of Joshua for centuries. Paying close attention to the biblical writing style and sensitive to ancient Near East culture, Dr. Drazin not only enhances our understanding of Joshua, but provides a blueprint for approaching the entirety of Scripture. By examining the biblical book of Joshua with references to many classical, traditional, as well as modern scholarly sources, Dr. Israel Drazin interprets the biblical text in ways that many readers will consider unusual. His objective analysis of the book confronts such challenging questions as: How much of the land of Canaan was actually conquered in Joshuas time? When was the book of Joshua composed? What scribal errors does the book contain? If God assured Joshua of victory, why did Joshua use surprise tactics rather than direct frontal assaults? What does the book tell us of the tensions between the tribes of Judah and the tribes of Joseph? Is Shiloh, rather than Jerusalem, the place God chose for the center of Israelite worship? In his well-written, informative, and always insightful work, Israel Drazin is sure to astonish you!
Unusual Bible interpretations : Ruth, Esther, and Judith by Israel Drazin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unusual Bible interpretations : Jonah and Amos by Israel Drazin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimonides by Israel Drazin( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book addresses provocative questions such as: Did the majority of Jews before Maimonides believe that God has a body? Why did Maimonides and many rabbis disparage women? Why did Maimonides extol intelligent non-Jews? Why don t Jews say a prayer before such activities as having sexual relations or giving charity? Why doesn't the Torah condemn the five suicides committed in its pages? Why were Jacob and David passive when their daughters were raped? Should rational Jews observe mystical Jewish practices and say mystical prayers? This volume contains surprising facts, such as: Not a
 
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For God and country : the history of a constitutional challenge to the Army chaplaincy
Alternative Names
Drazin, Yiśraʾel 1935-

דריזין, ישראל

דרייזין, ישראל

Languages
English (83)

Aramaic (15)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Onkelos on the Torah : understanding the Bible textTargum Onkelos to Numbers : an English translation of the text with analysis and commentary (based on the A. Sperber and A. Berliner edition)Maimonides : the exceptional mindA rational approach to Judaism and Torah commentaryMaimonides and the biblical prophetsMaimonides : reason above all