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David Rothstein

Samaritan Version and the Masoretic Version (Tel Aviv: Haim Rubin Tel Aviv University Press, 2010), 379. For discussion of the complexities involved in establishing a methodologically critical edition of SP, see Stefan Schorch, “A Critical editio maior of the Samaritan Pentateuch: State of Research

“A Fall of Snow Maintains the Warmth of the Earth”

Léon Brunschvicg in the Eyes of Emmanuel Levinas and the Search for Universalism in Judaism

Hanoch Ben-Pazi

beauty, betrays the thought that it should have served.” 27 4 Brunschvicg and “The French Idealism” Brunschvicg’s greatest philosophical project was his effort to lay the foundations for the future of “French Idealism,” by a re-reading of Descartes’s writings. His strict reflective methodology made it

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Juan Carlos Ossandón Widow

Before describing the methodology, a caveat is in order. The following paragraphs will present the method as a linear process: formulation of the questions, selection of sources, literary analysis, and proposed explanation. In practice, however, the various stages overlap and influence one another

The Origins of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible

An Analysis of Josephus and 4 Ezra

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Juan Carlos Ossandón Widow

In The Origins of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible: An Analysis of Josephus and 4 Ezra, Juan Carlos Ossandón Widow examines the thorny question of when, how, and why the collection of twenty-four books that today is known as the Hebrew Bible was formed. He carefully studies the two earliest testimonies in this regard—Josephus’ Against Apion and 4 Ezra—and proposes that, along with the tendency to idealize the past, which leads to consider that divine revelation to Israel has ceased, an important reason to specify a collection of Scriptures at the end of the first century CE consisted in the need to defend the received tradition to counter those that accepted more books.

Emile Schrijver

Modern Auction Catalogues of Jewish Books: Commerce Meeting Scholarship. Some Methodological Reflections 1 The following considerations are based on experience accumulated in two different areas of the Jewish book world: the one related to biblio- graphical scholarship and librarianship and the

Eran Viezel

the biblical text, they are too brief to give provide any evidence of underlying views regarding the issue of the mt , the methodological difficulties entailed in emending the text, or the importance and status of other textual witnesses. The fact that some exhibit a complex, inconsistent attitude

Aviad Moreno

provides a methodological contribution to historians’ efforts to reconstruct voices from the past. Despite the critical contributions of edited narratives, they raise methodological obstacles and lacunae: they restrict our ability to trace the shifting mindsets of narrators within dynamic social

Francesco Zanella

Abstract The aim of the present paper is to highlight the main theoretical features of the semantic methodology known as “componential analysis of meaning” (CA), espe- cially focusing on their heuristic relevance in their application to Ancient Hebrew (AH). 2 The elucidation of the theoretical principles

Hans-Joachim Hahn and Olaf Terpitz

European Jewish Studies to meet and exchange on a regular basis. The Forum envisages in particular an intense exchange between scholars of di ff erent ages in order to establish a network which explores the diversity as well as new methodological and thematic trends of the growing academic fi eld of East

Irene Zwiep and Avri Bar-Levav

at the above-mentioned workshop. The five articles collected here, alongside the guest editors’ methodological introduction, reflect new approaches to the study of religious renewal in Jewish history and literature, Protestant theology, and education in Germany, Finland, Denmark, and Israel. Together