Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture

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SUNY Press, 1996 - Religion - 765 pages
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In this book, Barbara Holdrege has set a high standard for comparative work and has made an important contribution to both Hindu and Jewish studies. She has looked at Veda and Torah not simply as 'scripture, ' but as systems of meaning, symbol systems, each with its own affiliated meanings, each with its symbolic context, and each with its history of interpretation.
 

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Even a cursory reading of this book, when I just looked up the subject of Vedas demonstrates the author's deep research study, understanding and erudite exposition with a stupendous degree of precision; my remarks are only with reference to her research study on Vedas as I know only about them and not about Torah.
However, I am sure she must have devoted the same focus of attention and care while researching Torah too.
This is a very valuable work for the students and scholars of Comparative Religion.
Hats off to this master-scholar!!
 

Contents

IV
29
V
30
VI
70
VII
113
VIII
131
IX
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X
140
XI
196
XXII
343
XXIII
344
XXIV
347
XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
361
XXIX
374

XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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Barbara A. Holdrege is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a comparative historian of religions specializing in Hindu and Jewish traditions.

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