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Alexander, Philip S.

Overview
Works: 104 works in 306 publications in 4 languages and 4,783 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries  Catalogs  Bibliography  CD-ROM catalogs  Sacred books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Translator
Classifications: BM157, 296
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Most widely held works by Philip S Alexander
In the second degree : paratextual literature in ancient Near Eastern and ancient Mediterranean culture and its reflections in medieval literature by Armin Lange( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To better understand the phenomenon of literature in the second degree - in Jewish and Biblical studies often characterized as parabiblical or rewritten Bible - the current volume applies the theories of Gerard Genette to ancient and medieval literature from various cultures
Textual sources for the study of Judaism( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiling Jewish literature in antiquity : an inventory, from Second Temple texts to the Talmuds by Alexander Samely( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text introduces a new system for describing non-biblical ancient Jewish literature. It arises from a fresh empirical investigation into the literary structures of many anonymous and pseudepigraphic sources, including Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha of the Old Testament, the larger Dead Sea Scrolls, Midrash, and the Talmuds
The Targum of Canticles( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Targum of Lamentations( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbinic texts and the history of late-Roman Palestine( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume will be essential reading for all scholars concerned with the history of the later Roman Empire
Handbook of Jewish literature from late antiquity, 135-700 CE by Eyal Ben Eliyahu( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From major seminal works like the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, liturgical or apocalyptic writings, here is a complete guide to the rich tradition of Jewish literature in the second to seventh centuries of the Common Era. Each work is described in a succinct and clearly structured entry which covers its contents, dating, language and accessibility (or otherwise) in print or online. The aim throughout is to cover all of this literature and to answer the following questions. What Jewish literature, written either in Hebrew or Aramaic, has survived? What different genres of such literature are there? What printed texts, or translations into any modern language, or commentaries (either in Hebrew or a European language) are there? And, for those who want to enquire further, what are the manuscripts on which modern editions are based? This handbook will be of value to scholars and students of Jewish Studies and historians of Late Antiquity, as well as scholars in neighbouring disciplines, such as Near Eastern history or Theology."--
Mystical texts by Philip S Alexander( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting from a careful definition of mysticism, this volume argues that there is clear evidence for the practice of mysticism in the Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Philip Alexander offers a close reading of the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice, the Self-Glorification Hymn, and related texts, which constitute the Qumran mystical corpus. He discusses the nature of the mystical experience at Qumran and also argues that the presence of mysticism there has important implications for the history of western mysticism."--BOOK JACKET
Qumran cave 4. Serekh ha-yaḥad and two related texts by Philip S Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qumran cave 4 by Stephen J Pfann( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Aramaic and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fringe of commentary : metatextuality in ancient Near Eastern and ancient Mediterranean cultures( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the papers of the second meeting of the international scholarly network "The Hermeneutic of Judaism, Christianity and Islam," held in Aix-en-Provence (September 25-27, 2008). Drawing on Gerard Genette's theory of the five different types of "transtextuality" (Palimpsestes, Paris 1982) - intertextuality, paratextuality, metatextuality, hypertextuality, and architextuality -, the volume discusses the practices of metatextuality as diverse as commentaries, hypomnemata, pesharim, targumim, Talmud, allegoresis, glosses, scholia, catenae, questions-and-responses (erotapocriseis), prophetic extracts, hypotheses, homilies, integumenta and involucra, Keys to Dreams, translations, and transliterations in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures. Presented with an introduction designed to expand and re-contextualize this issue, the eighteen communications discuss common strategies of metatextuality in Greek and Jewish culture as well as its various manifestations in the Septuagint and other Jewish texts, in the literature of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, in the Greco-Roman world, and in the late antique and medieval literature
The canon of scripture in Jewish and Christian tradition( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea scrolls electronic reference library( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and Aramaic and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive collection of reference materials on the Dead Sea scrolls and related areas of interest including digitized images of the scrolls, transcriptions, translations, and associated literature. All eight hundred or so biblical and non-biblical texts from the eleven caves of Khirbet Qumran, representing some 2,700 photographs are digitally captured and published here. Includes annotations that give essential information about the Cave number, text title, Inventory number, other photographs containing the same scroll or fragment, and cross-references to other published works. Associated reference materials included
The Dead Sea scrolls electronic reference library by Timothy H Lim( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of digitized images of biblical and non-biblical Dead Sea scrolls. Includes bibliographical information and indexes. Offers bookmark and searching capabilities
From Cairo to Manchester : studies in the Rylands Genizah fragments by Renate Smithuis( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Manchester Library holds a collection of around 15,000 fragments, mostly written in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, from the Genizah of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, purchased from the estate of Dr Moses Gaster in 1954. About 90% of the items are on paper, the remainder on parchment. The vast majority are very small fragments. They date from the 10th to the 19th century AD and include religious texts, literary material relating to grammar, philosophy, medicine, astrology and astronomy together with documents such as letters, bills and notebooks etc
Normative Judaism? : Jews, Judaism and Jewish identity : proceedings of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) conference 2008 by British Association for Jewish Studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish education from Antiquity to the Middle Ages : studies in honour of Philip S. Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jewish Education from Antiquity to the Middle Ages fifteen scholars offer specialist studies on Jewish education from the areas of their expertise. This tightly themed volume in honour of Philip S. Alexander has some essays that look at individual manuscripts, some that consider larger literary corpora, and some that are more thematically organised. Jewish education has been addressed largely as a matter of the study house, the bet midrash. Here a richer range of texts and themes discloses a wide variety of activity in several spheres of Jewish life. In addition, some notable non-Jewish sources provide a wider context for the discourse than is often the case
Serekh ha-yahad and two related texts by Philip S Alexander( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aramaic Bible by Philip S Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbinic Judaism has transmitted Targums of all the books of the Hebrew Canon, with the exception of Daniel and Ezra-Nehemiah, which are themselves partly in Aramaic. Translations of books of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic for liturgical purposes must have begun before the Christian era, although none transmitted by Rabbinic Judaism can be shown to be that old. The aim of this series is to translate all the traditionally-known Targums into modern English idiom, while respecting the particular and peculiar nature of what these Aramaic translations were originally intended to be. The translators have made use of what they feel to be the best printed editions of the Aramaic Targum in question or have directly consulted the manuscripts. The translation aims at giving a faithful rendering of the Aramaic. The Targums are not of the same kind. They were translated at different times and have more than one interpretive approach to the Hebrew Bible. Targumic deviations from the Hebrew Text are indicated in italics
Judaism by Philip S Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Textual sources for the study of JudaismThe Targum of CanticlesThe Targum of LamentationsRabbinic texts and the history of late-Roman PalestineMystical textsQumran cave 4. Serekh ha-yaḥad and two related textsQumran cave 4The Dead Sea scrolls electronic reference library
Alternative Names
Alexander, P. 1947-

Alexander, P. S. 1947-

Alexander, Philip.

Alexander, Philip 1947-

Alexander, Philip S.

אלכסנדר, פיליפ ס

Languages
English (166)

Aramaic (4)

Hebrew (3)

French (1)