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The Resource In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism, Yair Lorberbaum, Bar Ilan University

In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism, Yair Lorberbaum, Bar Ilan University

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In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism
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In God's image
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myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism
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Yair Lorberbaum, Bar Ilan University
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eng
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"In God's Image Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism The idea of creation in the divine image has a long and complex history. While its roots apparently lie in the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this book argues that it was the biblical account of creation presented in the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the basis for the perennial inquiry of the concept in the Judeo- Christian tradition. Yair Lorberbaum reconstructs the idea of the creation of man in the image of God (tselem Elohim) attributed in the Midrash and the Talmud. He analyzes meanings attributed to tselem Elohim in early rabbinic thought, as expressed in Aggadah, and explores its application in the normative, legal, and ritual realms. Yair Lorberbaum is a professor in the faculty of law at Bar Ilan University, where he lectures on the philosophy of law, Jewish law, and Jewish thought. He has been a guest lecturer at Yale University, Cardozo Law School, Princeton University, and NYU Law School, and he has served as the Gruss Professor of Talmudic Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Lorberbaum's book The Image of God (Tselem Elohim): Halakhah and Aggadah (2004) was awarded the Goldstein-Goren Prize for the best book in Jewish thought for 2004-2007"--
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  • Image of God in rabbinical literature
  • Theological anthropology
  • Jewish law
  • Aggada
  • Aggada
  • Image of God in rabbinical literature
  • Jewish law
  • Theological anthropology
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In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism, Yair Lorberbaum, Bar Ilan University
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9781107063273
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2014027899
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(OCoLC)886381510
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In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism, Yair Lorberbaum, Bar Ilan University
Publication
Copyright
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781107063273
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014027899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)886381510

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