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Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber
Jacobs, Steven Leonard, editor

West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 2009 pp. xii + 513. $59.95

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Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies


Description: This collection of academic essays written by friends and colleagues of Professor Zev Garber, is a long-overdue tribute to an outstanding scholar, teacher, and mentor. Each contribution was written especially for this volume; none have been previously published. The various sections into which these essays are divided reflect the areas in which Professor Garber has devoted his own prodigious teaching and writing energies: the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, philosophy and theology, history, biblical interpretation. Also included is a full bibliography of Professor Garber's own writings: books, articles both scholarly and popular, opinion pieces, and the like. The introduction by his good friend Steven Jacobs introduces Professor Garber to those who do not know him and reminds those who do of his important contributions to scholarship.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature

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Review by William H. Krieger
Published 8/22/2009
Citation: William H. Krieger, review of Steven Leonard Jacobs, ed., Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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