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The Stories They Tell Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781463244569
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
In this engaging book of commentary on the Talmud, the author upends the long-held theory of the immutability of halakhah, Jewish law. In her detailed analysis of over 80 short halakhic anecdotes in the Babylonian Talmud, the author shows that the Talmud itself promotes halakhic change. She leads the reader through one sugya (discussion unit) after another, accumulating evidence for her rather radical thesis.
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781463244750
Pub Date: 29 Nov 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Description:
The Shbītho d-Dayroye is a thirteenth-century anthology dedicated to the personal prayer of monks and nuns. The collection comprises the writings of great saints in the Syriac Orthodox tradition including Ephrem the Syrian, Abraham Qidun, John Chrysostom, Gregory of Nazianzus, Philoxenos, Basil the Great, and Isaac the Syrian. For each of the seven daily prayer times (morning, third hour, noon, ninth hour, evening, and night), there is a main prayer and a closing prayer.
Bound in the Bond of Life Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780822966944
Pub Date: 11 Oct 2022
Description:
On October 27, 2018, three congregations were holding their morning Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood when a lone gunman entered the building and opened fire. He killed eleven people and injured six more in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. The story made international headlines for weeks following the shooting, but Pittsburgh and the local Jewish community could not simply move on when the news cycle did.
1 Maccabees According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781463205850
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars. Forness has translated thetext, while Kiraz has prepared the Syriac text in the west Syriac script, fully vocalized and pointed. The translation and the Syriac text are presented on facing pages so that both can be studied together.
2 Maccabees According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781463205874
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
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Format: Hardback
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781463243913
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
Shalom Sadik interrogates the nature of Maimonides’ religious philosophy through examination of secrets in the philosopher’s Guide for the Perplexed, the role of dialectic in his philosophy, the relationship between natural law and God’s commandments, and the question of free will.
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Format: Hardback
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781463206048
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies
Description:
This work represents the first time that a major part of the masorah of the great Leningrad Codex, that of the Former Prophets, is being published with an English translation and commentary. The translation and commentary is preceded by an Introduction which deals with topics such as description of the importance of the Leningrad Codex, the Masorah and its development, the Masorah of the Leningrad Codex, and the relation of the Leningrad’s Masorah to the accepted text of the Hebrew Bible. Every masoretic note in the Leningrad Codex that accompanies the text of the six books of the Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel,1 Kings, and 2 Kings) is transcribed, translated and annotated Every occurrence of each lemma is provided with its biblical references, and an indication is given as to where else in the ms.
Proverbs, Qoheleth and Song of Songs According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781463239114
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
The Order of Small Compline and Evening Prayers Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780884654872
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Description:
The service of Compline is the last liturgical hour of the day and seeks God's forgiveness for our sins during the past day and blessing for the coming night. For most of the year, this service takes the form of Small Compline, an abbreviated and re-arranged form of the Great Compline served during Great Lent. Following the usage of Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, NY), the order incorporates prayers before sleep from the Jordanville Prayer Book and a litany of saints chanted while venerating icons at the completion of the service.
The Divine Liturgy of Our Father Among the Saints John Chrysostom Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780884654841
Pub Date: 07 Sep 2022
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Description:
This convenient pocket size book contains the necessary texts for the celebration of the liturgy of St John Chrysostom by the priest and deacon, interpolated with comprehensive rubrical directions. Texts sung by the choir are also shown. The parallel format gives the Church Slavonic texts on the left page and the English on the right.
She Who Loved Much Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781942699408
Pub Date: 06 Sep 2022
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Description:
The Orthodox Church understands the Holy Scriptures to be the fountainhead of Tradition. The stories read in the Bible are commonly explored and elaborated in greater depth in liturgical hymns, homilies, and patristic writings. Such is the case with the account found in St Luke’s gospel of a sinful woman who anoints Christ with precious oil shortly before his Passion and Crucifixion.
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Format: Hardback
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9781463206574
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
The Scholastic Culture of the Babylonian Talmud studies how and in what cultural context the Talmud began to take shape in the scholastic centers of rabbinic Babylonia. Bickart tracks the use of the term tistayem ("let it be promulgated") and its analogs, in contexts ranging from Amoraic disciple circles to Geonic texts, and in comparison with literatures of Syriac-speaking Christians. The study demonstrates increasing academization during the talmudic period, and supports a gradual model of the Talmud's redaction.
Cultic Spiritualization. Religious Sacrifice in the Dead Sea Scrolls Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9781463242411
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts
Description:
Throughout the history of research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the investigation of religious sacrifice has often been neglected. This book examines the views of sacrifice in the non-biblical sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls, through exploration of the historical and ideological development of the movement related to the scrolls (the DSS movement), particularly from the vantagepoint of the movement's later offshoot group known as the Qumran community.
Baghdad during the time of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781463244385
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
A study of the life and background of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, putative founder of the Qādiriyya order, investigating the sources for his life and attributed works. The book seeks to elucidate the ideas of al-Jīlānī, and to formulate a picture of the most prominent trends of pious and mystical thought in Baghdad during the twelfth century, providing a cultural and geographical angle to the study of Islamic mysticism and piety.
Growing Stories from India Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780813187198
Pub Date: 17 May 2022
Series: Culture of the Land
Illustrations: 11 b&w halftones
Description:
This volume uses lessons from the Hindu culture to teach the world methods of sustainability. The costs of industrial agriculture are astonishing in terms of damage to the environment, human health, animal suffering, and social equity, and the situation demands that we expand our ecological imagination to meet this crisis. This book uses the story of the deity Balaram and the Yamuna River as a foundation for discussing the global food crisis and illustrating the Hindu origins of agrarian thought, encouraging us to reconsider our relationship with the earth.
A Grieving Daughter's Heart Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781847309976
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
The death of a loved one is one of the most challenging events we have to face in our lifetime. This is an honest and raw recollection of the deep loss felt by a daughter who lost her father to cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic, isolated from her normal support networks and restricted in the ways she could celebrate the life of her father.