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Jacob Neusner Jewish Studies Bundle (99 vols.)
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Add nearly 100 volumes of scholarship from preeminent Jewish scholar Jacob Neusner to your Logos digital library. Comprised of 13 collections and four individual volumes, the Jacob Neusner Jewish Studies Bundle examines a broad range of topics directly related to Judaica, including Judaism in contemporary culture, Jewish Law, the Mishnah and Talmud, Rabbinic Judaism and hermeneutics, as well as Jewish history, and Jewish-Christian relations. All of these works, edited or written by Neusner, shed light on the various contexts in which Judaism has evolved, focusing on key texts, important religious groups, definitive events, and enduring traditions.

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Key Features

  • Presents nearly 100 volumes edited or written by Jacob Neusner
  • Examines key aspects of Judaism including its Law, traditions, hermeneutics, sacred texts, and more
  • Provides studies on the relationship between Judaism and important contemporary questions
  • Features historical studies on key periods and leaders in Jewish history

Product Details

  • Title: Jacob Neusner Jewish Studies Bundle
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 99
  • Pages: 28,114

Collections and Individual Titles

The Rabbinic Traditions about the Pharisees Before 70 AD (3 vols.)

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Dove Studies in Bible, Language, and History
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,248

Several generations of scholars have produced histories of Second Temple Judaism, but none have systematically analyzed the Pharisaic-rabbinic traditions those histories cite. Consequently, scholars often refer to rabbinic traditions about the Pharisees as though everyone knows how the Jews of this period passed on these traditions—and to what extent they are historically reliable.

Prolific scholar Jacob Neusner produces an accurate history of the Pharisaic masters and houses in the Second-Temple period in Palestine. In the first part of this three-volume set, Neusner focuses on the Pharisaic masters. In Part II, he describes the Pharisaic houses, and in Part III, he provides a summary of his ideas.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Appointed Times (5 vols.)

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,340

Renowned scholar of Judaic studies, Jacob Neusner, examines the Mishnaic law of Appointed Times in this comprehensive five-part collection. These volumes offer invaluable insight into events in rabbinic tradition such as Passover and the Festival of Tabernacles. In the first four parts, Neusner provides an in-depth analysis of each chapter within the Mishnah tractates of the law of Appointed Times. In the fifth and final part, he concludes his research of these laws by explaining how they formed and changed over time.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Damages (5 vols.)

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,292

In this comprehensive five-part collection, distinguished professor and scholar of Judaic studies Jacob Neusner, examines the Mishnaic law of damages. These laws pertain to destruction done to oneself, to others, or to property, including animals. In the first four parts, Neusner provides an in-depth analysis of each chapter within the Mishnah tractates of the law of damages. In the fifth and final part, he concludes his research of these laws by explaining how they formed and changed over time.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Holy Things (6 vols.)

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 1,532

In this six-part series, Jacob Neusner, one of the foremost scholars of Judaic studies, translates and explains each tractate in the Mishnaic law of Holy Things. Neusner uncovers the history of the formation of early Rabbinic Judaism, down to the redaction of Mishnah in 200 A.D. Neusner evaluates the meaning of these tractates in their original contexts and analyzes which literary and intellectual traits these sources exhibit, providing invaluable insight into the Mishnaic Temple and the cult surrounding it.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women (5 vols.)

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,240

Distinguished professor and scholar of Judaic studies, Jacob Neusner, examines the Mishnaic law of women in this five-part collection. The Mishnaic law of women defines the position of women in the social economy of Israel during early rabbinic times, both in natural and supernatural terms. These laws reflect a system in which what women do on earth provokes a response in Heaven, and the position of women in Heaven and on earth is invariably relative to men. In the first four parts, Neusner provides an in-depth analysis of each chapter within the Mishnah tractates of the law of women. In the fifth and final part, he concludes his research of these laws by explaining how they formed and changed over time.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities (22 vols.)

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 22
  • Pages: 6,361

In this comprehensive 22-volume collection, renowned Judaic scholar Jacob Neusner discusses the Jewish purity laws, arguing that they insight into the origins and early history of Talmudic Judaism. Neusner claims that a disproportionately large part of Mishnah-Tosefta deals with purity. In addition, a strikingly large segment of sayings assigned to the masters of Yavneh also concerns purity. He asserts that if the themes of any legal materials in Mishnah-Tosefta go back to the Pharisees of the period before 70, they are those of purity laws. Purity laws, moreover, assuredly belong to the Pharisaic sect and express part of what is unique to this group.

Jacob Neusner Works on Judaic Hermeneutics (7 vols.)

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 2,140

In this collection, renowned Judaica scholar Jacob Neusner continues his examination of the social, intellectual, and religious perspectives within formative Jewish texts. In his new translation and analysis of the rabbinic document Genesis Rabbah, Neusner explains how it affected the Jewish interpretation of creation in Genesis. His Judaism and Story documents a chapter of rabbinic tradition that explored the possibility of historical orientation by means of stories. This collection also includes Midrash as Literature, Neusner’s contribution to a debate with fellow Hebrew literature scholar James Kugel. These and other volumes in this collection provide a strong foundation for interpreting some of the most important texts in the history of Judaism.

Jacob Neusner Select Works on Judaism (7 vols.)

  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,698

Jacob Neusner, one of the foremost scholars on Judaic studies, attempts to lay the foundation and complete the structure for a new understanding of the cultural and social history of Judaism, from its beginnings to modern Judaism around the world, with a particular focus on Jews in Israel and America. In these works, Neusner paints a sociological portrait of Judaism by comparing not only ancient and modern Judaism but Judaism with other religions. Using primary source references and gathering research from notable scholars in Jewish Studies, Neusner provides an in-depth look into Jewish culture and sociology.

Jacob Neusner Select Works on Jewish-Christian Relations (4 vols.)

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 686

Learn more about the relations between Jewish and Christian people throughout history, beginning with the emergence of Christianity in the first century. In this four-volume collection, Jacob Neusner, a distinguished scholar of Jewish Studies, contends that the shortage of dialogue between the two Abrahamic religions throughout history has resulted in a divide that makes it impossible for either side to understand the beliefs and traditions of the other.

Jacob Neusner Select Works on Rabbinic Judaism (10 vols.)

  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 3,454

What does “rabbinic civilization” refer to? Why is it assumed that widely separated and culturally diverse Jewish communities of the past 18 centuries constitute an essentially harmonious expression of a single set of values and ideals? The answer is that nearly the whole world of Jewry from Talmudic times to the nineteenth century in the West share a single and inclusive view of life and way of living. That view is built on a single symbol: Torah. Rabbis express and embody the symbol of the Torah, and therefore, this civilization is known as “rabbinic.”

In this comprehensive 10-volume collection, Jacob Neusner and other Judaic scholars examine rabbinic Judaism, with particular emphasis on the Judaic texts and the political, cultural, and sociological elements of this civilization.

Jacob Neusner Select Works on Historical Judaism (12 vols.)

  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 3,261

Renowned scholar of Judaic studies, Jacob Neusner, offers a comprehensive history that makes sense of Judaism on its own terms. Amassing a wealth of knowledge from numerous scholars of Judaic studies, Neusner expands on a wide range of topics concerning the history of Judaism, beginning with the first-century Jews, and continuing on through such areas as the Pharisees, the Old Testament, the Babylonian Talmud, and the Torah. Neusner and his colleagues also comment on more modern eras of Judaic history, such as the Holocaust and Russian Jewry.

A History of the Jews in Babylonia (5 vols.)

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 2,042

This five-volume history by prolific scholar Jacob Neusner, covers the political, cultural, and sociological practices of Jews in Babylonia from 140 BC to the seventh century AD. Neusner details the history of the Jewish people in Persia before the rise of Islam and provides maps and appendices further illustrating the relationship between Babylonian rulers and the Jewish people during this era.

Praise for the Print Edition

A major work of history, unequalled in its special field.

—Morton Smith, professor of ancient history, Columbia University

[Neusner’s] work must rank as one of the most important in Jewish history writing.

Eric M. Meyers, Bernice & Morton Lerner Professor and Director of the Department of Religious Studies, Duke University

Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults (4 vols.)

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,084

Bringing together scholarship from experts in the field of Judaic studies, including Helmut Koester, William R. Farmer, and George Wesley Buchanan, and celebrated Judiac scholar Jacob Neusner, this multi-volume work provides an extensive evaluation of the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, and ancient Greco-Roman religions in the Second Temple era. Drawing on each religion’s respective sacred texts, these contributors identify similarities and consider their differences. What emerges is a rich engagement with the socio-historical context of each religion and how their presence in Roman culture impacted each other.

Evil and Suffering

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 170

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Do Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims tend to experience pain in fundamentally different ways? Are suffering and human evil equally difficult problems in these particular religious traditions? How is each person to deal with or overcome suffering? In Evil and Suffering, acknowledged experts in each religion offer clear answers to these and similar questions. Through their discussions, the history and diversity of the traditions are also revealed. In this volume, editor Jacob Neusner addresses the topic from the standpoint of Judaism, Bruce Chilton presents the perspective of Christianity. Jonathan Brockopp discusses Islam, Brian K. Smith presents Hinduism, and Charles Hallisley discusses Buddhism.

How To Grade Your Professors: And Other Unexpected Advice

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 166

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Scholar Jacob Neusner tells students how to get the most out of college and what they should get from their courses, their professors, and the school they choose to attend.

Giving advice that reads like a personal letter to high school and college students, Neusner discusses all of the key aspects of making a wise college decision from how to handle social challenges to excelling in the college classroom.

New Humanities and Academic Disciplines: The Case of Jewish Studies

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 216

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This book is about social change as it is even now being revealed in the creation of a new field of learning, in an unprecedented setting, and for an as-yet-unknown cultural and intellectual purpose. It is about how a field of learning moves from one kind of institution to another, is practiced by new people (women, not only men, and outsiders as well as insiders), and for new purposes (secular, not only religious) and in new ways. Out of these minute particulars, in our imagination we may reconstruct the whole of modern history.

Women and Families

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 184

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Women and Families explores the complex roles of women in Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Each religion specifies a positive set of virtues, but these imply a negative set as well. If the virtuous woman is a faithful wife and a nurturing mother, then what does each religion say to a woman who remains celibate, childless, or unmarried? What about the circle beyond home and family? Five scholars draw out the ambiguity of women’s relation to religion and also explore how women attempt to shape their own lives as well as the larger public life.

About Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner is research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College.