The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 1 Ancient Israel, from Its Beginnings through 332 BCE Jeffrey H. Tigay, Adele Berlin

Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization
Publication date:
11 May 2021
Yale University Press
600 pages: 254 x 203 x 27mm
140 color illus. + 149 b-w illus.


An anthology of the culture of ancient Israel, including its literature, legal documents, and visual arts

Volume 1 of The Posen Library covers the earliest period of Jewish civilization, from the second millennium BCE through 332 BCE. Organized by genre, this book presents extensive selections from the Hebrew Bible, extrabiblical inscriptions and documents by and about Israelites and Jews, and images representing the visual culture of ancient Israel. Surveying the earliest products of Jewish culture, Volume 1 illustrates ancient Israel’s cultural innovations and commonalities with neighboring societies.

Jeffrey H. Tigay is Emeritus A. M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Wynnewood, PA. Adele Berlin is Emerita Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.