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The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 1

Ancient Israel, from Its Beginnings through 332 BCE

Jeffrey H. Tigay (Editor), Adele Berlin (Editor)


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

"Readers seeking primary texts, documents, images, and artifacts constituting Jewish culture and civilization will not be disappointed. More important, they might even be inspired. . . . This set will serve to improve teaching and research in Jewish studies at institutions of higher learning and, at the same time, promote, maintain, and improve understanding of the Jewish population and Judaism in general." —Booklist, Starred Review

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 a collection of some of the earliest products of Jewish culture, including extensive selections from the Hebrew Bible; extrabiblical inscriptions and documents by and about Israelites and Jews, found by archaeologists in the lands of Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia; and images representing the visual culture of ancient Israel. Combining genres that have never been presented together in a single publication, Volume 1 illustrates ancient Israel’s cultural innovations and commonalities with neighboring societies.

Yale University Press, 9780300135503, 600pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2021

About the Author

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.