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The Torah And The Massoretic Text Dec 2012

The Torah And The Massoretic Text

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the Torah and the significance of the massoretic tradition on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5 FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University.


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.


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.


Prayer In Jewish Life Of The First Century As Background To Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2000

Prayer In Jewish Life Of The First Century As Background To Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article explores the dynamics affecting the phenomenon of prayer in Jewish life of the First Century, as reflected in the early sources of the Second Temple Period. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; all rights reserved. Please visit Eerdmans webpage for the complete book at http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/4883/into-god39s-presence.aspx.


Aramaic And Greek Targum As Witness To Early Massorah Dynamics, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2000

Aramaic And Greek Targum As Witness To Early Massorah Dynamics, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper outlines the governing dynamics of early Massoretic activities that are attested to by the complementary work of the Targumim from the Second Temple period.


Jesus' Preaching In The Synagogue On The Sabbath (Luke 4:16-28), Asher Finkel Dec 1983

Jesus' Preaching In The Synagogue On The Sabbath (Luke 4:16-28), Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article phenomenologically examines the narrative of Luke 4:16-28 and was revised and published in Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel, edited by Craig A. Evans and W. Richard Stegner, 325-341. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.