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Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

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Significant Dynamics Of Masorah As Attested In Early Rabbinic Texts, Qumran Pesharim And The Teachings Of Jesus, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Nov 2008

Significant Dynamics Of Masorah As Attested In Early Rabbinic Texts, Qumran Pesharim And The Teachings Of Jesus, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper outlines the significant dynamics of the classical masoretic text of the Bible as demonstrated in early rabbinic texts, Qumran pesharim and the teachings of Jesus. This paper was presented at the Twenty-First Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies in conjunction with the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston, MA on November 24, 2008.


Jewish Perspective, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Nov 2005

Jewish Perspective, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Almost two millennia of confrontation, vilification and recrimination marked the relationship of the offspring Christianity and its mother religion, Judaism from the first century. Now, a new chapter of the encounter has opened since Vatican II with a papal declaration on the relation of the Church to Judaism and to non-Christian religions. A meaningful dialogue of mutual respect was pursued that led to the apologetic reconciliation and positive reorientation to the common Biblical tradition of Jews and Christians. The encounter has now changed from past relationship of disputation and intolerance to seeking understanding from the ground of faith in canonical ...


Medieval Massorah’S Impact On Hebrew Philology, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2002

Medieval Massorah’S Impact On Hebrew Philology, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper examines the impact the Medieval Massorah had on the development of Hebrew philology and was presented at the 37th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 2, 2002.


Standardization Of The Biblical Text And The Massoretic Tradition Of The Leningrad Codex, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2001

Standardization Of The Biblical Text And The Massoretic Tradition Of The Leningrad Codex, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper analyzes the standardization of the biblical text and the massoretic tradition of the Leningrad Codex and was presented at the 36th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 3, 2001.