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The Midrashic Construct Of Early Christian Texts In Light Of Early Homiletics In The Synagogue, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Jul 2009

The Midrashic Construct Of Early Christian Texts In Light Of Early Homiletics In The Synagogue, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

The Gospel preserves the preaching of Jesus as well as his early Jewish followers who penned these works, during the decades before and after the destruction of the Second Temple in the Christian first century. They offer a witness to homiletic midrash as distinct from the exegetical midrash. The latter governs the different approaches to the Biblical text and its wording. This paper was presented at the 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in August 2009.


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.


Research Review: The Phenomenological Dynamics Of Proto-Masorah, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Aug 2004

Research Review: The Phenomenological Dynamics Of Proto-Masorah, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

The paper focuses on the phenomenological dynamics of the proto-masoretic text of the Bible and was presented at the 67th Catholic Biblical Society Annual Meeting at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 9, 2004.


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.


Biblical, Rabbinic, And Early Christian Ethics, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 1993

Biblical, Rabbinic, And Early Christian Ethics, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An analysis of the core priniples of biblical, rabbinic and early Christian ethics. The copyright is held by Peter Lang. Learn more about Jewish-Christian Encounters over the Centuries: Symbiosis, Prejudice, Holocaust, Dialogue at http://bit.ly/15yUs2K .


The Departures Of The Essenes, Christians And R. Yohanan Ben Zakkai From Jerusalem, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 1985

The Departures Of The Essenes, Christians And R. Yohanan Ben Zakkai From Jerusalem, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

I have prepared this phenomenological study of "Departure from Jerusalem," with Judaism and early Christianity in mind, in recognition of the sincere concern and academic work in Judaica so impressively displayed by my esteemed friend, Dr. Reinhold Mayer, upon reaching the age of three scores. I do not forget his dedication to the study and the translation of the Talmudic texts for his successful anthology in German and hold in warm regard the memory of this period of the past. He remained a true guide to introduce the treasures of Jacob and to effect a positive link to Israel on ...


Peacemaking In The New Testament Period, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1985

Peacemaking In The New Testament Period, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

This essay sketches the priciples that the major movements (Sadducees, Pharisees and Essenes) among the Jewish people in the Holy Land developed for maintaining fidelity to God and love of neighbor.

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Yavneh’S Liturgy And Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 1980

Yavneh’S Liturgy And Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A critical historical examination of the liturgy of Yavneh and the use of the terms "minim" and "Nazarenes" in the prayer with an appendix that provides a review, both textually and historically, of the early rabbinic material (the Yavneh tradition) on the Christian teaching with a special reference to Rabbi Jesus and a particular focus on the episode involving Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus of Yavneh and Lydda at the beginning of the second century CE.


The Book Of Daniel: Its Significance And Meaning, Asher Finkel Dec 1977

The Book Of Daniel: Its Significance And Meaning, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A phenomenological examination of the Book of Daniel and its apocalyptic meaning within the rabbinic and Christian traditions. This article was reprinted in Dor le Dor 11 (1983):181-188.