Chronicles and Commentaries : More Explorations of Jewish Life and Learning
The controversial history of Jewish sermons, the physics and philosophy of rainbows, lions in the synagogue, hares in the Greek Bible, the gold standard, God in human disguise-these are but a few of the many topics that are introduced in this lively miscellany of glimpses into exotic frontiers of Jewish literature, history and tradition. In the present compendium of short studies, Eliezer Segal once again introduces the public to the fruits of Judaic scholarship, while employing a charming style that combines learning and wit. Chronicles and Commentaries is the latest addition to the author's distinguished series of collections that includes: Why Didn't I Learn That in Hebrew School? (1999), Ask Now of the Days that Are Past (2005), A Meeting-Place for the Wise (2008), and On the Trails of Tradition (2011).
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 133 x 203 x 13mm | 263g
- 28 Jun 2015
- Illustrations, black and white
About Eliezer Segal
Eliezer Segal is a Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary where he has been teaching since 1986. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has published extensively for non-specialist audiences on diverse topics related to Jewish history and tradition. Through his web site and newspaper columns, he has attracted a broad readership with his amusing style and novel perspectives. His recent books include The Most Precious Possession: The Ring of Polycrates in Ancient Religious Narratives (Peter Lang, 2014) and Uncle Eli Repents (CreateSpace, 2014).