The Commandments Ephraim E. Urbach

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Published: January 9th 2014

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145 pages


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The Commandments  by  Ephraim E. Urbach

The Commandments by Ephraim E. Urbach
January 9th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 145 pages | ISBN: | 3.75 Mb

Brief semantic book structure:1. Their Source and the Ways of their ObservanceTorah and commandment — revelation and ‘the autonomy of morality’ — the difference between ancient sources and later Midrashim — theonomy and free will — the authority ofMoreBrief semantic book structure:1. Their Source and the Ways of their ObservanceTorah and commandment — revelation and ‘the autonomy of morality’ — the difference between ancient sources and later Midrashim — theonomy and free will — the authority of the Sages — ways of keeping the commandments — beyond the requirements of the law and the quality of lovingkindness — option and commandment — Hillel’s view.2.

The Number, Classification, and Evaluation of the PreceptsThe number 613 precepts and its source — the relative value of the precepts — reward as a criterion — light and grave sins — the sanctifìcation and desecration of the Divine Name — the place of the Ten Commandments.3. The Reasons of the PreceptsThe reasons for reward and the reason for adding the human factor — the test — the ritual-worship basis — symbolic reasons — educational reasons — measure for measure — the reasons of the precepts as an explanation for changes and additions — forgoing the discovery of reason — opposition to exploring the reasons of the commandments — the allegorization of the precepts in Hellenistic Judaism — the joy of the commandment — observing precepts for their own sake and otherwise — intent and observance of the commandments.Based on an exhaustive study of the sources by means of philological-historical methods, the work presents a vivid picture of the religious and social thoughts of the Tannaim and Amoraim, their absorption and rejection of extraneous concepts, their spiritual struggles and the goals they sought to achieve.

The intellectual ferment marking this era crystallized principles that fashioned the Jewish national and religious image for generations.The wisdom of the great Jewish teachers of antiquity is on display here like in no other book. Two indexes (one by topic, one by texts mentioned and both are hyperlinked to their relevant pages for ease of use) help the reader make use of the many obscurer texts that Urbach quotes, some of them virtually impossible to find in translation anywhere.The sheer wealth of material collected in this volume is amazing.

The book is well organized by doctrine or belief, and Urbach does an excellent job of quoting the texts that he uses to come to his conclusions about what the Sages (Rabbis) believed, when and where they believed it, and how the belief changed over time.



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