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Sarna, Nahum M.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 255 publications in 4 languages and 7,640 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Honoree, Other, Conductor, Creator, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: BS1235.3, 222.1206
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Most widely held works about Nahum M Sarna
 
Most widely held works by Nahum M Sarna
Minḥah le-Naḥum : biblical and other studies presented to Nahum M. Sarna in honour of his 70th birthday( )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,232 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
Understanding Genesis by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schocken paperbacks on Jewish life and religion ; SB 253." Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-245) and indexes. Table of Contents: Creation -- The flood -- The tower of Babel -- The patriarchal period -- From Mesopotamia to Canaan -- The battle of the kings -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- The birth of Isaac and the Akedah -- Winding up affairs -- Jacob and Esau -- Jacob and Laban -- Joseph
Exploring Exodus : the heritage of biblical Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 905 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 )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 654 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 466 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 )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 374 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 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in biblical interpretation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Studies in Biblical Interpretation is a collection of essays by Nahum Sarna, one of the most distinguished scholars who has guided the field of Jewish biblical scholarship to maturity in the second half of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
From ancient Israel to modern Judaism : intellect in quest of understanding : essays in honor of Marvin Fox( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis translation and commentary
On the book of Psalms : exploring the prayers of ancient Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 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
Exploring Exodus : the origins of Biblical Israel by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 215 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
Music from the outskirts of Jakarta : gambang kromong by Philip Yampolsky( Recording )

5 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 1990 recordings focus on ... a body of old pieces, now rarely heard, that blend Chinese and Indonesian musical elements; and the most popular modern repertoire, which sounds like gamelan music crossed with small-group jazz of the 1920s and 1930s" -- container
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 )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 29 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1974 in Hebrew and held by 22 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis : the traditional Hebrew text with new JPS translation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 interpretationThe JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translationOn the book of Psalms : exploring the prayers of ancient IsraelExploring Exodus : the origins of Biblical IsraelGenesis : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translationGenesis : 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 M., 1923-

Sarna, Nahum Mattathias

Sarnā, Nāḥûm Mattityāhû 1923-

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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