A remarkable feat of reference scholarship from a renowned translator. Marked by clarity, precision, and authority, de Lange's extensively cross-referenced A-to-Z overview provides insight on Jewish traditions; key historical figures; religious law and practice; the history of Jewish thought; the Hebraic calendar; and more. Includes maps, tables, and chronologies. An essential resource. 400 pages, softcover from Penguin.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 400 Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches) ISBN: 014101847X ISBN-13: 9780141018478 Availability: In Stock
This is a remarkable feat of reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A to Z format, the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought. Each entry is presented with clarity, precision, and authority. With extensive cross-referencing and invaluable additional material such as a chronology of Judaism and the Jewish calendar, this is an essential companion for students of Jewish studies, Hebrew, religion, and theology, or anyone with a general interest in this rich religion.
Nicholas de Lange is a professor of Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of Cambridge. De Lange is a highly regarded Jewish scholar and widely published, both as an academic author and a translator.