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Sarna, Nahum M.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 202 publications in 4 languages and 7,462 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Honoree, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Creator
Classifications: BS1235.3, 221.7
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Most widely held works about Nahum M Sarna
 
Most widely held works by Nahum M Sarna
Understanding Genesis by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schocken paperbacks on Jewish life and religion
Exploring Exodus : the heritage of biblical Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarna examines the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures--Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new Foreword to the 1996 edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back to the uniqueness and enduring significance of biblical text
Genesis = Be-reshit : the traditional Hebrew text with new JPS translation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

20 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus = [Shemot] : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Hebrew and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the heart : an introduction to the book of Psalms by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarna examines a representative selection of psalms with their forms of expression, literary style, and range of religious ideas
Genesis : world of myths and patriarchs by Ada Feyerick( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time was the Bronze to the Iron Age, the third to first millenniums B.C. Great leaders arose from Iraq to Eygpt-- Sargon of Akkad, Gudea of Lagash, Hammurapi of Babylon, and Akhenaten of Egypt--and from these lands of the Fertile Crescent came the underpinnings of Western civilization: law, science, arts, and the alphabet. But the human spirit wanted more. In a universe run by mercurial gods who kept humankind in bondage, there emerged the need for one all-powerful divinity, one omnipresent as mentor and protector. The book of Genesis, with its narratives of real people struggling to survive, provided that God, and thus the roots of monotheism. Genesis: World of Myths and Patriarchs is an in-depth look at the civilizations that formed the background of the first book of the Bible. Drawing on the great archaeological discoveries in the Middle East over the past century, everyday life of the people of Genesis is viewed through their politics, arts, nomadic migrations, commerce, religion, and moral values. With over 250 illustrations, including sixty-four color plates, this rich visual panorama describes what the authors of Genesis saw, and what events and ideas moved them to write the story of their people's origins. The book includes fourteen maps and charts, a selected chronology, and a list of gods of the Middle East. Cyrus Gordon and Nahum Sarna, two of the most renowned scholars of ancient Near Eastern history and Bible, provide the text. Genesis: World of Myths and Patriarchs acquaints us for the first time with the people we know from this familiar book of the Bible, and with the places they inhabited and the culture they developed. We trace what was borrowed, rejected, and transformed to create a new and unique ethic which has continued to shape the world"--Publisher description
The book of Job = [Sefer Iyov] : a new translation according to the traditional Hebrew text( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in biblical interpretation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minḥah le-Naḥum : biblical and other studies presented to Nahum M. Sarna in honour of his 70th birthday( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nahum Sarna's distinctive and original scholarship has taken in a wide range of subject areas from work on Genesis and the Psalms to his Jewish Bible commentary and the English translation of the Ketuvim. At first Assistant Professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in the 1950s, he was Dora Golding Professor of Bible at Brandeis University from 1965 to his retirement. This collection of 22 essays reflects Professor Sarna's breadth of interests, with contributions from the late Gershon Cohen on the Hebrew Crusade Chronicle and the Ashkenazic tradition; Judah Goldin on Reu
On the book of Psalms : exploring the prayers of ancient Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the result of a lifetime of study of the Hebrew Bible by a mature scholar whose love of the Tanakh, and especially of the Psalter, shines through on every page
From ancient Israel to modern Judaism : intellect in quest of understanding : essays in honor of Marvin Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Jeffrey H Tigay( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Multiple languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the outskirts of Jakarta : gambang kromong by Philip Yampolsky( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and Indonesian and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Exodus : the origins of Biblical Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes on the debate over whether the Exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back to the uniqueness and enduring significance of biblical text
Ancient libraries and the ordering of the biblical books : a lecture presented at the Library of Congress, March 6, 1989 by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing a commentary on the Torah by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥamishah ḥumshe Torah : ketav yad Sefaradi ḳadum (Ḳodeḳs Hileli)( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Hebrew and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥamishah ḥumshe torah : Ketav yad sefaradi kadum (Ḳodeḳs Hileli) me-osef ha-seminar ha-teʼologi be-Nyu-Yorḳ( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Hebrew and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage of Biblical Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Genesis = Be-reshit : the traditional Hebrew text with new JPS translation
Alternative Names
Nahum M. Sarna Amerikaans vertaler (1923-2005)

Nahum Mattathias Sarna

Sarna, N.M. 1923-

Sarna, Nahum

Sarna, Nahum 1923-

Sarna, Nahum M.

Sarna, Nahum Mattathias

Sarnaʾ Naḥwm M. 1923-2005

Sarnah Naḥwm M. 1923-2005

סרנא, נחום מ.

סרנא 'נחום מ 1923-2005

סרנה, נחום

סרנה, נחום מ

סרנה 'נחום מ 1923-2005

사르나, 나훔 M

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Genesis = Be-reshit : the traditional Hebrew text with new JPS translationExodus = [Shemot] : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translationGenesis : world of myths and patriarchsStudies in biblical interpretationOn the book of Psalms : exploring the prayers of ancient IsraelThe JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translationExploring Exodus : the origins of Biblical Israel