Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets

The attribution, by the Babylonian Talmud, of this Targum to Jonathan ben Uzziel is suspect on several counts: among others, the silence concerning Jonathan in the parallel passage in the Palestinian Talmud, and the fanciful suggestion that Onkelos=Aquila and Jonathan=Theodotion. The attribution, therefore, is not to be taken as historical fact. The Talmud may have been attempting to enhance the authority of the Targum by claiming authorship by...

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Why Do We Suffer?

The question of suffering naturally evokes questions about the existence and nature of God, ethics, justice, sin, and life after death. Why Do We Suffer? helps you understand the concepts, vocabulary, and context of suffering in the Bible. Establishing a framework with the Old Testament, Harrington develops how Jesus teaching and example shapes Christian understanding in the New Testament. Addressing difficult questions in a readable, pastoral...

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The Gospel of Matthew

Presented by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, Sacra Pagina is a fresh series of translations and expositions of the books of the New Testament. The volumes provide basic information as well as sound, critical analysis in a highly readable manner -- yet remain sensitive to religious meaning. Each author has adopted a specific methodology while focusing on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves. The...

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How Do Catholics Read the Bible?

Do Catholics really read the Bible? If so, how do they read it and is there anything unique about their approach? What role does the Bible play in Catholic life, teaching, and culture? As a leading Scripture scholar who also teaches students and preaches to everyday people, Fr. Daniel Harrington, S.J., has made it his life's mission to answer these and many related questions about the Bible and its relationship to Catholic life. Accessibly...

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