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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
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a translation that has come to be accepted by the entire English
speaking world as the standard Jewish translation —
The Holy
Scriptures.
Dr. Joseph Reider, Professor of Biblical Philology and Secretary
of the Faculty, wrote
Prolegomena to a Greek-Hebrew and Hebrew-
Greek Index to Aquila
and
Deuteronomy'. With Commentary
, for
the Jewish Publication Society’s series of commentaries on the
books of the Bible. Dr. Robert Gordis wrote also
The Wisdom
of Koheleth
and
The Song of Songs: A New Commentary.
Edward
J . Young, in his
An Introduction to the Old Testament
, represents
one of the Christian alumni who have contributed to a wider
knowledge of the Bible. Professor Solomon L. Skoss, late head of
the Arabic Department, wrote
The Hebrew-Arabic Dictionary of
the Bible
, an important contribution to an increasingly important
area of Jewish-Arabic scholarship. Dr. William Chomsky’s im-
portant work on the celebrated exegete and grammarian deserves
an honored place in this area of scholarship — David Kimhi’s
Hebrew Grammar
(Mikhlol).
Dr. Leo L. Honor, Professor of Education, has published re-
cently
The Book of Kings I: A Commentary
, a splendid example
of the use of modern and traditional commentators for a fuller
and better comprehension of this difficult and important volume.
Pathways Through the Bible
, by Mortimer J . Cohen, is a popular,
but scientifically based, introduction to
The Holy Scriptures.
PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND LITURGY
Philosophy, theology and liturgy are represented among the
literary achievements of The Dropsie College in such works as these:
The Problem of the Existence of God in Maimonides
,
Alanus
,
and
Averroes
, by Samuel Nirenstein, which comprises a study in the
religious philosophy of the twelfth century;
Saadia Studies
, edited
by Abraham A. Neuman and Solomon Zeitlin;
Saadia Gaon: His
Life and Works
, by Henry Malter, containing about all we pre-
sently know of this remarkable Jewish philosopher and leader
in Jewish history; Maimonides’
Treatise on Logicy The Problem
of Space in Jewish Medieval Philosophy
, and
The Philosophical
Terms in the Moreh Nebukim>
by Israel Efros;
Studies in Jewish
Liturgy
, by Abraham I. Schecter; numerous prayer books, edited
with commentaries and translations by Philip Birnbaum; Dr. Leon
J. Liebreich has published a number of original studies in Jewish
liturgy.