The Invention of Jewish Identity Paperback

Bible, Philosophy, and the Art of Translation

by Aaron W. Hughes;

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The Invention of Jewish Identity

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Jews from all ages have translated the Bible for their particular times and needs, but what does the act of translation mean? Aaron W. Hughes believes translation has profound implications for Jewish identity. The Invention of Jewish Identity presents the first sustained analysis of Bible translation and its impact on Jewish philosophy from the medieval period to the 20th century. Hughes examines some of the most important Jewish thinkersoSaadya Gaon, Moses ibn Ezra, Maimonides, Judah Messer Leon, Moses Mendelssohn, Martin Buber, and Franz Rosenzweigoand their work on biblical narrative, to understand how linguistic and conceptual idioms change and develop into ideas about the self. The philosophical issues behind Bible translation, according to Hughes, are inseparable from more universal sets of questions that affect Jewish life and learning.

The Invention of Jewish Identity by Aaron W. Hughes was published by Indiana University Press in October 2010. The ISBN for The Invention of Jewish Identity is 9780253222497.

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Details for The Invention of Jewish Identity

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (October 2010)
Number of Pages202
Thickness18 mm
Height226 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3497148
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