The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 1

Ancient Israel, from Its Beginnings through 332 BCE

Edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay and Adele Berlin

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An anthology of the culture of ancient Israel, including its literature, legal documents, and visual arts

Volume 1 of The Posen Library covers the earliest period of Jewish civilization, from the second millennium BCE through 332 BCE. Organized by genre, this book presents extensive selections from the Hebrew Bible, extrabiblical inscriptions and documents by and about Israelites and Jews, and images representing the visual culture of ancient Israel. Surveying the earliest products of Jewish culture, Volume 1 illustrates ancient Israel’s cultural innovations and commonalities with neighboring societies.

Jeffrey H. Tigay is Emeritus A. M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Wynnewood, PA. Adele Berlin is Emerita Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.

“A very nice approach to help readers integrate source material. Folks do not always realize how traditions and convictions have evolved over the centuries.”—Jack M. Sasson, Vanderbilt University
 
ISBN: 9780300135503
Publication Date: March 23, 2021
600 pages, 8 x 10
140 color illus. + 149 b/w illus.
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