Beyond catastrophe: the Rabbis' reading of Isaiah's vision : Israelite messiah-prophecies in formative Judaism : an anthology of Pesiqta deRab Kahana for the seven sabbaths after the Ninth of Ab

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Scholars Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 133 pages
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The Messiah in the Context of Formative
The Character of Pesiqta deRab Kahana
But Zion said The Lord has forsaken me my Lord has forgotten me
O afflicted one stormtossed and not comforted In righteousness
have covered you in the shadow of my hand that i may plant the heavens
Sing aloud O barren woman who never bore a child for the deserted
Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen
will greatly rejoice in the lord my soul shall exult in my god for

About the author (1996)

Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He has been awarded nine honorary degrees, including seven US and European honorary doctorates. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. He received his A. B. from Harvard College, his Ph. D. from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, and Rabbinical Ordination and the degree of Master of Hebrew Letters from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In his professional career he was founding chairman of the Department of Hebrew Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, held a post-doctoral fellowship at Brandeis University, and taught at Dartmouth College and at Brown University. He spent a research year at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and served as Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at University of South Florida. He was President of the American Academy of Religion, and a member of the founding committee of the Association for Jewish Studies. He single-handedly founded the European Association of Jewish Studies. He also served, by appointment of President Carter, as Member of the National Council on the Humanities and, by appointment of President Reagan, as Member of the National Council on the Arts. He is editor of the Encyclopaedia of Judaism (Brill, 1999. I-III) and its Supplements; chairman of the Editorial Board of The Review of Rabbinic Judaism, and Editor in Chief of the Brill Reference Library of Judaism, both of them published by E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands. He is editor of Studies in Judaism, University Press of America. He was editor for Judaism of the Dictionary of Religion (Harper/AAR), and of the Encyclopaedia of Religion (Britannica/Merriam Webster).

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