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The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica

The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica

Dan Cohn-Sherbok

ISBN: 978-1-405-16659-1

Feb 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

612 pages


The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica contains more than 7,000 concise entries and nearly half a million words on every aspect of Jewish history, civilization and religion. It will prove invaluable not only for students and teachers, but also for everyone who is interested in the fascinating richness of the Jewish tradition. In a single volume, the wealth of the Jewish heritage is uncovered in direct and simple words. This is a vital reference work for everyone who wishes to know about the development of Judaism from ancient times to the present day, and it deserves a place in every library and every Jewish home.

Preface ix

Notes on the Use of the Dictionary xi

Chronological Table xv

Map 1: The Ancient Near East xvii

Map 2: Ancient Israel xviii

The Dictionary A - Z 1