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Making a Difference: Essays on the Bible and Judaism in Honor of Tamara Cohn Eskenazi


The 26 articles offered to Tamara Eskenazi by her friends in this volume represent the range of her interests in all things biblical and Jewish.

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Tamara Cohn Eskenazi has a special place in contemporary biblical scholarship. Among the first to bring a focus of scholarly attention to the period of ancient Israel’s creativity after the Exile, she has also been a leader in foregrounding the Jewish tradition within the interpretative discourse of biblical scholars. And as a woman scholar, she has advanced the study of issues in the Hebrew Bible that impinge on the concerns of women ancient and modern.

Tamara Eskenazi was awarded the 2008 National Jewish Book Award for her volume The Torah: A Women’s Commentary and the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies for her commentary on Ruth in the Jewish Publication Society Bible Commentary series.

The 26 articles offered to Tamara Eskenazi by her friends in this volume represent the range of her interests in all things biblical and Jewish. From the Book of Genesis to the New Testament to modern Hebrew fiction, from technical studies on the prophets or Qumran to penetrating insights on her beloved philosopher Levinas, this volume beautifully represents the range and depth of Jewish culture.

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Rachel Adler Rabbinic Dirges and the Voices of Women in Lament Annette Aronowicz The Sweet Lie of Metaphor: Levinas’s Reflections on Metaphor and their Implications for Biblical Hermeneutics Judith R. Baskin Educating Jewish Girls in Medieval Muslim and Christian Settings Athalya Brenner Madame Potiphar Revisited out of and in the Classroom Mark G. Brett The Politics of Marriage in Genesis Catherine Chalier The Voice and the Book David J.A. Clines The Failure of the Flood William Cutter Micah Yosef Berdyczewski and the New Jewish Mimesis: Two Stories in Honor of Tamara C. Eskenazi Pamela Eisenbaum Paul vis-à-vis Levinas David Ellenson A Zionist Reading of Abraham Geiger and his Biblical Scholarship Lisbeth S. Fried The Law Triumphant: Another Look at 1 Esdras Frederick E. Greenspahn Standing Again at Sinai? Sara Japhet The Composition of Ezra–Nehemiah from the Perspective of a Medieval Jewish Commentator Gary N. Knoppers The Samaritan Schism or the Judaization of Samaria? Reassessing Josephus’s Account of the Mt Gerizim Temple Francis Landy Levinas on Prophecy Adriane Leveen ‘Where were you when I founded the earth?’ Poetic Subversions of a Human-Centered World in Job Heather A. McKay Making a Difference, Then and Now: The Very Different Lives and Afterlives of Dinah and Rizpah David L. Petersen Blood in the Post-Flood World Jack M. Sasson Farewell to ‘Mr So and So’ (Ruth 4.1)? Jesper Svartvik Rendering the Rending of the Veil: What Difference Does It Make? Marvin A. Sweeney Eschatology in the Book of Ezekiel Phyllis Trible Difference among the Distaff: A Reading of Exodus 1.1–2.10 Gene M. Tucker Amos and the Cult Andrea L. Weiss Motives behind Biblical Mixed Metaphors H.G.M. Williamson Scribe and Scroll: Revisiting the Great Isaiah Scroll from Qumran Jacob L. Wright Between Nation and State in the Book of Samuel: The Case of Ittai the Gittite

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David J.A. Clines, Kent Harold Richards, Jacob L. Wright
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Hebrew Bible Monographs, 49
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