BJS Open Access Books

We are delighted that with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program, we are now able to make available in digital, open access, format fifty two titles from our backlist. We are currently adding these files - available in several different formats (HTML, PDF, EPUB, and TXT) - to this site.  All titles will eventually also be found at the Brown Digital Repository, ProjectMUSE, JSTOR, ACLS Open Humanities, and HathiTrust. The titles will also be made available print on demand through SBL Press. 

Volumes currently available electronically are: 

 

The History of Sukkot in the Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods

by Jeffery Rubenstein
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Issue Number: BJS 302 Download Free Version

Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands

by Nancy Sinkoff
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Issue Number: BJS 336 Download Free Version

A History of the United Jewish Appeal, 1939–1982

by Marc Lee Raphael
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Issue Number: BJS 34 Download Free Version

Sectarian Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Courts, Testimony, and the Penal Code

by Lawrence H. Schiffman
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Issue Number: BJS 33 Download Free Version

The Idea of Atonement in the Philosophy of Hermann Cohen

by Michael Zank
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Issue Number: BJS 324 Download Free Version

The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose, and Sources

by Lynn H. Cohick
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Issue Number: BJS 327 Download Free Version

The Synoptic Problem in Rabbinic Literature

by Shaye J. D. Cohen
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Issue Number: BJS 326 Download Free Version

“A Wise and Discerning Mind”: Essays in Honor of Burke O. Long

by Saul M. OlyanRobert C. Culley
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Issue Number: BJS 325 Download Free Version

Kol Nidre: Studies in the Development of Rabbinic Votive Institutions

by Moshe Benovitz
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Issue Number: BJS 315 Download Free Version

Some Jewish Women in Antiquity

by Meir Bar-Ilan
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Issue Number: BJS 317 Download Free Version

The Libes Briv of Isaac Wetzlar

by Morris M. Faierstein
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Issue Number: BJS 308 Download Free Version

Tasting the Dish: Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality

by Michael L. Satlow
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Issue Number: BJS 303 Download Free Version

Diasporas in Antiquity

by Shaye J. D. CohenErnest S. Frerichs
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Issue Number: BJS 288 Download Free Version

The Jewish Family in Antiquity

by Shaye J. D. Cohen
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Issue Number: BJS 289 Download Free Version

The Theology of Nahmanides Systematically Presented

by David Novak
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Issue Number: BJS 271 Download Free Version

Jewish Thought Adrift: Max Wiener (1882–1950)

by Robert S. Schine
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Issue Number: BJS 259 Download Free Version

The Biblical Herem: A Window on Israel’s Religious Experience

by Philip D. Stern
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Issue Number: BJS 211 Download Free Version

The Book of the People

by William W. Hallo
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Issue Number: BJS 225 Download Free Version

Goodenough on the Beginnings of Christianity

by A. T. Kraabel
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Issue Number: BJS 212 Download Free Version

Philo’s Perception of Women

by Dorothy Sly
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Issue Number: BJS 209 Download Free Version

Essays on Biblical Method and Translation

by Edward L. Greenstein
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Issue Number: BJS 92 Download Free Version

Goyim: Gentiles and Israelites in Mishnah-Tosefta

by Gary Porton
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Issue Number: BJS 155 Download Free Version

The Law of Jealousy: The Anthropology of Sotah

by Adriana Destro
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Issue Number: BJS 181 Download Free Version

Babylonian Witchcraft Literature

by I. Tzvi Abusch
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Issue Number: BJS 132 Download Free Version

Claude Montefiore and Christianity

by Maurice G. Bowler
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Issue Number: BJS 157 Download Free Version

The Book of the Pomegranate: Moses de Leon’s Sefer Ha-Rimmon

by Elliot R. Wolfson
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Issue Number: BJS 144 Download Free Version

Behind the Essenes: History and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls

by Philip R. Davies
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Issue Number: BJS 94 Download Free Version

Approaches to Modern Judaism

by Marc Lee Raphael
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Issue Number: BJS 56 Download Free Version

Halakhah in a Theological Dimension

by David Novak
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Issue Number: BJS 68 Download Free Version

Barukh Kurzweil and Modern Hebrew Literature

by James S. Diamond
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Issue Number: BJS 39 Download Free Version

Support for the Poor in the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Tractate Peah

by Roger Brooks
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Issue Number: BJS 43 Download Free Version

The Sanctity of the Seventh Year: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Shebiit

by Louis E. Newman
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Issue Number: BJS 44 Download Free Version

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Kilayim

by Irving Mandelbaum
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Issue Number: BJS 26 Download Free Version

Ben Sira’s View of Women: A Literary Analysis

by Warren C. Trenchard
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Issue Number: BJS 38 Download Free Version

Handbook of Synagogue Architecture

by Marilyn Joyce Segal Chiat
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Issue Number: BJS 29 Download Free Version

Scholastic Rabbinism: A Literary Study of the Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan

by Anthony Saldarini
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Issue Number: BJS 14 Download Free Version

Mishnah’s Theology of Tithing: A Study of Tractate Maaserot

by Martin S. Jaffee
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Issue Number: BJS 19 Download Free Version