By Geza G. Xeravits

This quantity offers chosen papers learn on the first assembly of the Society for Jewish and religious study in imperative Europe, in Piliscsaba, Hungary, February 2009. The papers examine a number of facets of the idea that ""Stranger"" in Jewish culture, from the Hebrew Bible to Mediaeval Jewish idea. the majority of the cloth specializes in Early Jewish literature, which mirrors a thorough interplay with the Hellenistic process of inspiration, and the advance of concurring Jewish interpretations of conventional values.The papers of the quantity supply insightful case stories in regards to the formation of Jewish identification in varied sessions of Israelite and Jewish background, in addition to the various attitudes to strangers, being both outsiders, or belonging to opposing sects of Judaism itself. The reader unearths essays of historic, literary, and hermeneutical cognizance; of curiosity additionally to students of assorted varieties of historical and mediaeval Judaism.

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