TWELVE TRIBE TORAH INSTITUTE

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

(Updated January 24, 2021)


Basic Sources:

The Tanach / Hebrew Bible
The New Jerusalem Bible (especially the edition that translates the Divine Names in Hebrew faithfully and includes notes and reference passages)
The JPS Torah Commentary (five volumes) General Editor Nahum M. Sarna

Who Wrote the Bible by Richard Elliott Friedman
The Gospels and the New Testament
The Apocrypha (part of the Catholic Bible)
The Complete Works of Josephus (Josephus Flavius/Joseph ben Mattathias) translated by Wm. Whiston
Philo of Alexandria selections translated by David Winston

Sarah the Priestess by Savina J. Teubal

Ancient Sisterhood by Savina J. Teubal
In the Image of God by Judith S. Antonelli (contains an extensive bibliography)
The Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai
Psalms I, II, III by Mitchell Dahood (Anchor Bible)
The Psalms (two volumes) by Leopold Sabourin, S.J.
Jewish-Christian Gospel Tradition by A.F.J. Klijn
Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman
The Prophets (two volumes) by Abraham J. Heschel
The Prophets by Norman Podhoretz
The Hebrew God by Bernhard Lang

Works that center on the nexus between Judaism and Christianity:

Middle Judaism by Gabriele Boccaccini

Jewish-Christian Gospel Tradition by E.J. Brill
Jewish Within Judaism by James H. Charlesworth
Bridge between the Testaments by Donald E. Gowan
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Introduction by R.H. Charles
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs translation by R.H. Charles

Jesus And the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre

Revolution in Judaea by Hyam Maccoby
History of New Testament Times by Robert H. Pfeiffer
A Rabbinic Commentary on the New Testament by Samuel Tobias Lachs
The Essenes According to the Classical Sources Geza Vermes & Martin D. Goodman
Judaism and Christianity by Leo Baeck (translated by Walter Kaufmann)
The Jewish Sect of Qumran and the Essenes by A. Dupont-Sommer

The Historical Jesus by James H. Charlesworth

Beyond the Essene Hypothesis by Gabriele Boccaccini

Gateway to the Mishnah by Isidore Fishman
The Mishnah - Oral Teachings of Judaism by Eugene J. Lipman
The Mishnah by Herbert Danby
Mishnah Megillah by the Rev. Joseph Rabbinowitz (London)
The Archeology of the New Testament by Jack Finegan

James the brother of Jesus by Robert Eisenman

Jesus First-Century Rabbi by Rabbi David Zaslow


Works that illuminate the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible:

Psalms I, II, III by Mitchell Dahood (Anchor Bible)
Canaanite Myths and Legends by J. C. L. Gibson (Edinburgh)
Ugaritic Manual Grammar and Dictionary by Cyrus H. Gordon
Ras Shamra Parallels Vol. I Edited by Loren R. Fisher (Rome)
Ras Shamra Parallels Vol. III Edited by Stan Hummer (Rome)
The Ancient Near East edited by James B. Pritchard

The Prophets by Norman Podhoretz



General Jewish History and the Historical Method:

Wanderings - Chaim Potok's History of the Jews
A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People edited by Eli Barnavi
Historical Consciousness and Religious Tradition in Azariah de' Rossi's “Me'or 'Eynayim” by Lester A. Segal

Jews, God and History by Max I. Dimont

Roots of Rabbinic Judaism by Gabriele Boccaccini



Tools for Research:

Davka's Judaic Classics Library II (for searching on Hebrew keywords in the Tanach)

General Acknowledgments:

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (introduced us to the Four Faces of HaShem as per the Zohar, who saw the possibility of “the Nazarener Rebbe,” and who acknowledged Daoist elements within Judaism)
Rabbi Gershon Winkler (who taught us to walk our talk & stay close to the Earth)

Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan revealed via “Not So Random Thoughts”
Benyamim Tsedaka (Samaritan scholar and representative of the tradition)
Daniel Vanriper (who taaught the importance of the Name of Yahweh)
The Jewish Renewal community of Boulder
The Century One Scholars