Political Hebraism Bibliography

Primary Sources: Early Modern Political Hebraism 1580 – 1780

Althusius, Johannes

  • Politica Methodice Digesta (1603).Further Latin editions:
    • Third edition (revised): 1614.
    • Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1932.
    • Aalen, Germany: Scientia Verlag, 1981.

    English editions:

    • The Politics of Johannes Althusius (Abridged). Trans. Frederick Smith Carney. Boston: Beacon Press, 1964. Available at http://www.constitution.org/alth/alth.htm.
    • Reprint of Carney translation. Foreward by Daniel J. Elazar. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1995.

Basnage, Jacques

  • Histoire des Juifs depuis Jésus-Christ (Rotterdam, 1706).English editions:
    • Trans. By Thomas Taylor. London: T. Bever and B. Lintot, 1708.

Bertram, Bonaventure Cornelius

  • De Politica Iudaica (1574).

Bodin, Jean

  • Colloquium Hepataplomeres de Rerum Sublimium Arcanis Abditis (Kiel, 1603, Manuscript).Latin editions:
    • Edited by L. Noack. Schwerin, Germany, 1857.
    • Geneva: Droz, 1984.

    English editions:

    • The Colloquium of the Seven About Secrets of the Sublime. Trans. Marion L.D. Kuntz. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975.
  • Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem (Paris, 1566).Latin editions:
    • Paris: Société d’édition “Les Belles lettres,” 1941.

    English editions:

    • Method for the easy comprehension of History. Trans. Beatrice Reynolds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1945. Reprint New York: Hippocrene Books, 1966.
  • Les Six livres de la République (Paris: Du Puys, 1576).French editions:
    • 1577, 1578, 1579, 1580, 1582, 1583, 1587, 1588, 1593, 1594, 1599, 1600, 1610, 1612, 1629, 1961, 1986.
    • Les six livres de la République: avec l’Apologie de R. Herpin Aalen, Germany: Scientia Aalen, 1961.
    • Edited by Christiane Frémont, Marie-Dominique Couzinet, Henri Rochais. Paris: Fayard, Corpus des oeuvres de philosophie en langue française, 1988 (6 volumes).

    Latin editions:

    • 1586, 1591, 1594, 1598, 1603, 1609, 1619, 1622, 1624, 1641.

    English editions:

    • The Six Bookes of a Commonweale, Written by I. Bodin a famous Lawyer, and a man of great Experience in matter of State, based on French and Latin editions. London: Impensis G. Bishop, 1606.
    • Reproduction of original English Edition above The six books of a commonweale: a facsimile reprint of the English translation of 1606, corrected and supplemented in the light of a new comparison with the French and Latin texts. Edited with an introduction by Kenneth Douglas McRae. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1962.
    • Available at http://www.constitution.org/bodin/bodin_.htm
      Six Books of the Commonwealth. Trans. M.J. Tooley. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1955.
  • Universae naturae theatrum, in quo rerum omnium effectrices causae et fines quinque libris discutiuntur (Lyon: Jacobum Roussin, 1596).English editions:
    • Bodin’s Humanistic Legal System and Rejection of Medieval Political Theology. Translation of extracts. A.L. Fell. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 1991.

Botero, Giovanni

  • Ragione di Stato (Venice, 1589).Italian editions:
    • Bologna: A. Forni, 1990.

    English editions:

    • The Reason of State. Trans. P.J. and D.P Waley, with an introduction by D.P. Waley; and The Greatness of Cities, translated by Robert Peterson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956, (partial).

Brayne, John

  • The new earth, or, The true Magna Carta of the past ages, and of the ages or world to come: called The Jews commonweal (1653).

Bunny, Edmund

  • The scepter of Judah: or, what manner of government it was, that unto the common-wealth or Church of Israel was by the law of God appointed (1584).

Celsius, Olavus

  • De statu Judaeorum recedente sceptro (Upsala, 1719).

Conring, Herman (praes.); Martin Muller (resp.)

  • De politia sive republica hebraeorum exercitation (Dissertation. Helmstadt, 1648).

Cradock, Samuel

  • The history of the Old Testament methodiz’d according to the order and series of time wherein the several things therein mentioned were transacted (1683).

Cunaeus, Petrus

  • De Republica Hebræorum (1617).Latin editions:
    • Leiden, 1631.
    • Amsterdam, 1666.
    • Leipzig, 1696.
    • Leiden, 1703 with annotation by Johann Nicolai.

    English editions:

    • Petrus Cuneaus, Of the Commonwealth of the Hebrews. Trans. Clement Barksdale. London, 1653 (Book 1 only).
    • Reprint Florence: Centro Editoriale Toscano, 1996 (Book 1 only). Reprint of 1617 Latin text and 1653 English Text, with introduction in Italian by Lea Campos Boralevi.

Dannhauer, Johann Conrad

  • Politica Biblica (Venice: Ugolinus Thesaurus 24, 1761).

De Barrios, Daniel Levi

  • Triumpho del govierno popular y de la Antiguedad Holandesa (Amsterdam, 1683 – 84).

De Boyer, JeanBaptiste, Marquis d’Argens

  • Lettres Juives, ou correspondence philosophique, historique, et critique, entre un Juif voyageur à Paris & ses correspondans en divers endroits (The Hague, 1736-7).English editions:
    • The Jewish Spy: Being a Philosophical, Historical and Critical Correspondence, by Letters Which Lately Pass’d Between Certain Jews in Turkey, Italy, France, &c. Translated from the Originals into French by the Marquis d’Argens; and now done into English, 1739.

De Saumaise, Claude (Salmasius)

  • Defensio Regio pro Carolo I (1649).

De Vattel, Emmerich

  • Droit des gens, ou Principes de la loi naturelle appliqués à la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains (London: Neufchatel, 1758).French editions:
    • Amsterdam: Van Harrevelt, 1775.
    • Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle, 1820.
    • Paris: M. de Hoffmans, 1839.

    English editions:

    • London: 1797. Also available at: http://www.lonang.com/exlibris/vattel/.
    • Trans. by Joseph Chitty. London: 1833.
    • The Law of Nations: Or Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. Using trans. by Joseph Chitty. Philadelphia: T. and J.W. Johnson & Co., 1852; reprint with corrections, 1883. Also available at: http://www.constitution.org/vattel/vattel.htm.
    • Forthcoming: The Law of Nations in the series Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics. Ed. by T.J. Hochstrasser. Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Fund, 2007.

Ebreo, Leone (Yehuda Abravanel)

  • Dialoghi d’amore (1501 – 02, or 1511 – 12).Italian editions:
    • 1st published edition: 1535.
    • Ed. by Santino Caramella. Bari, Italy: Laterza e Figli, 1929.

    English editions:

    • The Philosophy of Love. Trans. by F. Freideberg-Seeley and Jean H. Barnes, with an introduction by Cecil Roth. London: Soncino Press, 1937.

    French editions:

    • Dialogues d’amour. Trans. attributed to Pontus de Tyard. Edited by T. Anthony Perry. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1974.

    Portuguese editions:

    • Dialogos de amor. Trans. by Giacinto Manuppella. Lisbon: Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Cientifica, 1983.

Eenberg, Johann (praes.); Dan Dorphstedt (resp.)

  • Dissertation. de varia forma regiminis in populo Judaico (Upsala, 1708).

Filmer, Sir Robert

  • An advertisement to the jury-men of England, touching witches. Together with a difference between an English and Hebrew witch. (London, 1653).

Finetti, Jannis Francisi Finetti

  • De principiis juris naturae et gentium adversus (Venice, 1764).

Foxe, John

  • Acts and Monuments (1563).Current editions:
    • New York: AMS Press, 1965.

Genebrard, Gilbert

  • Eisagoge (Paris, 1559 or 1563).

Gregoire, Pierre

  • Praeludia optimi juresconsulti probique magistrates (Toulouse, 1583).

Grotius, Hugo

  • Briefwisseling van Hugo Grotius. Ed. by P.C. Molhuysen et al. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1928–2001.
    Letters are also available at: http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/BrievenVanHugoDeGroot1594-1645.
  • De Republica Emendanda (1601).
  • De Juri Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres (Paris: Buon, 1625).Latin editions:
    • Reprinted and translated many times, special notice give to Jean Barbeyrac’s edition, 1735.

    English editions:

    • Anonymous translation of Barbeyrac edition. London: Innys et al., 1738.
    • On the Law of War and Peace. Cambridge: John W. Parker, 1853.
    • The Rights of War and Peace including the Law of Nature and of Nations. Trans., with notes and illustrations from political and legal writers, by A.C. Campbell, A.M., with an Introduction by David J. Hill, Assistant Secretary of State of the United States. New York and London: M. Walter Dunne, 1901. Available at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/Texts/Grotius0110/LawOfWarPeace/0138_Bk.html.
    • Trans. by Frank W. Kelsey et al. as Vol. 2 of The Classics of International Law, ed. by James Brown Scott. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. Printed with a facsimile of the 1646 edition.
    • Prolegomena to the Law of War and Peace. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.
    • Reprint Classics of International Law edition by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein, 1995.
    • Reprint of Campbell edition. Kitchener, Ontario: Batoche Books, 2001. Available at: http://www.ecn.bris.ac.uk/het/grotius/Law2.pdf.
    • Also available at: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/8098/.

Harrington, James

  • The Commonwealth of Oceana (London, 1656).Other editions:
    • The Oceana and other works. With an account of his life by John Toland. London: T. Beckett, T. Cadell, and T. Evans, 1771.
    • Ed. by J.G.A. Pocock, in the series Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
    • Available at: http://www.constitution.org/jh/oceana.htm.
  • The Art of Lawgiving in III Books (London, 1659).Other editions:

Herbert, Edward

  • De Religione Gentilium (1663).
  • De Veritate (Paris, 1624).Latin editions:
    • 3rd ed.: London, 1645, included three additions, De Causis Errorum, Religio Laici, and an Appendix ad Sacerdotes.

Hildericus, Edv.

  • Oratio de politia et hierarchia populi iudaici (Wittenberg, 1570).

Hobbes, Thomas

Hooker, Richard

  • Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1593).Current editions:
    • Ed. by A.S. McGrade, in the series Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Houtuyn, Adrian

  • Monarchia Hebraeorum, quae est de imperio monarchico in populum Hebraeum probatio ab Abrahamo ad dispersam gentem (Leiden, 1685).

Imbonato, Carolo Joseph

  • Biblotheca Latino-Hebraica (The Latin-Hebrew Library) (Rome, 1694).

Junius, Franciscus (Francis du Jon) the elder

  • De politiae Mosis observatione (1593).

Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm von

  • Le philosophie Juive de la Cabale (Paris, 1851, from the manuscript of 1701).
  • Réfutation inedited de Spinosa par Leibnitz (Paris, 1854, from an older manuscript).English editions:
    • A refutation recently discovered of Spinoza by Leibnitz. Trans. by Rev. O.F. Owen. London: T. Constable and Co., 1855.
    • Included in Philosophical Works of Leibnitz. Whitefish, Mont.: Kessinger Publishing, 2003, reprint of 1908.

Lewis, Thomas

  • Origins Hebraeae: The Antiquities of the Hebrew Republic in four books (London, 1724, 4 volumes).Other editions:
    • Reprinted by Oxford in 1835.

Leydekker, Melchior

  • De republica Hebraeorum libri XII (Amsterdam, 1704).
  • De vario Reipublicae Hebraeorum statu, libri novem theologici, philologici, quibus de regno Israelis et Judae (Amsterdam, 1710).

Lightfoot, John

  • The Works of Lightfoot (1684, edited in 2 vols., G. Bright and Strype)Latin edition:
    • Opera Omnia (Rotterdam, 1686, 2 vols.)

    More recent edition:

    • The whole works of the Rev. John Lightfoot : master of Catharine Hall, Cambridge ed. John Rogers Pitman. (London: J.F. Dove, 1822-1825 )

Lloyd, Lodowick

  • The stratagems of Ierusalem vvith the martiall laves and militarie discipline, as well of the Iewes, as of the Gentiles (1602).

Lowman, Moses

  • A Dissertation on the Civil Government of the Hebrews (London, 1740).
  • A Rational of the Ritual of Hebrew Worship (London, 1748).

Luzzatto, Simone

  • Socrate, overo dell’humano sapere (Venice, 1651).

Menochio, Giovanni Stefano

  • De republica Hebraeorum, libri octo (Paris, 1648).

Milton, John

Pithou, Pierre

  • Mosaycarum et Romanarum legem collatio et intergris Papiniani, Pauli, Ulpiani, Gaii, Modestini, aliorumque venarum iuris autorum libris ante Iustiniani Imp. Desumpta, Basilae per Thomam Guarinum (1574).

Pufendorf, Samuel

  • De Jurae Naturae et Gentium (1672).Latin editions:
    • Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1998.

    English editions:

    • On the Law of Nature and Nations (8 books), Ed. Basil Kennett. Oxford: Lichfield, 1703. Available at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/Intros/Pufendorf.php.
    • Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 1995 (In Latin, with English translation).
    • On the Law of Nation and Nations: Eight Books. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 4th ed., 2005.

Raguellus, Franciscus

  • Leges politicae ex Sacre iurisprudentiae fontibus houstae, collectaeque et ob commodiorem usum ad formam Iustinianei codicis digestae, ac per titulos, edictique perpetui seriem concinnatae. Quibus In gratium lectoris adiecimus, Leges XII tabularum, etiam ipsas vetustissimas (Frankfort, 1577).

Reimer, Joachim Ludwig

  • Respublica Ebraeorum (Copenhagen, 1657).

San Felipe, Vicente Bacallar y Sanna

  • Monarchia Hebrea (Genoa, 1719).

Schikard, William

  • Mishpat Ha-Melek, Jus Regium Hebraeorum, e Tenebris Rabbinicus erutum & luci donatum (Leipzig, 1674).

Selden, John

  • De Jure Naturali et Gentium juxta discplinam Ebraeorum libri septum (1640).Latin editions:
    • Strasbourg: sumptibus Societatis, 1665.
    • Argentorati: Sumptibus Joh. Andr. Endteri & Wolfgangi junioris haeredum bibliop. Noribergensium, 1665.
    • Wittenberg: Apud Godofredum Zimmermannum, 1712.
  • De Synedriis & Praefecturis Juridicis Veterum Hebraeorum (1650-53/55).Latin editions:
    • Amsterdam, Joh. a Someren, Henr. and Theod. Boom, 1679.
  • The Historie of Tithes (London, 1618).Current editions:
    • Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 1969.
    • Norwood, N.J.:Walter J. Johnson, 1995.
    • Uxor Ebraica (1646).

    English editions:

    • John Selden on Jewish Marriage Law: The Uxor Hebraica. Trans. by Jonathan R. Ziskind. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 1991.

Sigonio, Carlo

  • De Republica Hebraeorum Libri VII (Bologna, 1582).

Stephanus, H.

  • Iuris civilis fotne set rivi, Iurisconsultorum veterum quidam loci, ex integris eorum voluminibus ante iustiniani aetatem excepti (Basel, 1580).

Stephanus, Iaoc.

  • De iurisdictione Iudaeorum, Graecorum, Romanorum, ecclesiasticorum, libri quator (Frankfurt, 1604).

Van den Vondel, Joost

Weems, John

  • An exposition of the lavves of Moses (1632).

Wellwood, William

  • Juris divini Judaeorum ac juris civilis Romanorum parallela (Leiden, 1594).

Wollaston, William

  • Religion of Nature Delineated (London: 1st ed. 1722; 2nd ed. 1724; 3rd ed. Samuel Palmer, 1726; 5th ed. James and John Knapton, 1731; 8th ed. 1750).Later editions:

Zepper, Wilhelm

  • Legem Mosicarum Forensium explanatio (Explanation of the Juridical Laws of Moses) (1614).


  • Collatio legume Mosaicarum et Romanarum (1572).Later editions:
    • H.D. Tjeenk Willink & zoon n.v., 1934.


  • Minutes of the Westminster Assembly of the Divines (eds. A.F. Mitchell and J. Struthers, 1874).Later editions:
    • Reprint, Edmonton, Alberta: Stillwater Revival Books, 1991.

Secondary Sources

Assman, Jan

  • Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998). See especially chapter 3, “Before the Law: John Spencer and Egyptology”; and chapter 4, “The Moses Discourse in the Eighteenth Century.”

Berkowitz, Abraham

  • “John Selden and the Biblical Origins of the Modern International Political System,” Jewish Political Studies Review 6:1-2 (Spring 1994).

Berkowitz, David Sandler

  • John Selden’s Formative Years: Politics and Society in Early Seventeenth Century England (Washington, D.C.: Folger Books, 1988).

Biberman, Matthew

  • ” Milton, Marriage, and a Woman’s Right to Divorce,” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 39:1 (Winter 1999), pp. 131-153.
  • “Milton’s Tephillin,” Milton Quarterly 31:4 (1997), pp. 136-145.

Boralevi, Lea Campos

  • “Classical Foundational Myths of European Republicanism: The Jewish Commonwealth,” in Republicanism and Constitutionalism in Early Modern Europe, Quentin Skinner and Martin Van Gelderen, eds., Republicanism: A Shared European Heritage, vol.1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 247-262.

Boralevi, Lea Campos and Quaglioni, Diego, eds.

  • Politeia Biblica (Florence: Olschki, 2002).

Cherry, Conrad, ed.

  • God’s New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1998).
  • “Young John Selden and the Ancient Constitution, ca. 1610-18,” in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 128 (1984), pp. 271-315.
  • Discourse on History, Law, and Governance in the Public Career of John Selden, 1610-1635 (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1996).

Cohen, Jeremy

  • “Be Fertile and Increase, Fill the Earth and Master It”: The Ancient and Medieval Career of a Biblical Text (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1989).

Coudert, Allison P.

  • Leibniz and the Kabbalah (Leiden: Brill, 1995).
  • “Seventeenth Century Christian Hebraists: Philo-Semites or Anti-Semites?” in Allison P. Coudert, Sarah Hutton, Richard H. Popkin and Gordon M. Weiner, eds., Judaeo-Christian Intellectual Culture in the Seventeenth Century: A Celebration of the Library of Narcissus March (1638-1713) (Dordrecht: Kulwer, 1995).
  • As co-editor with Jeffrey S. Shoulson: Hebraica Veritas? Christian Hebraists and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).

Dutcher-Walls, Patricia

  • “The Circumscription of the King: Deuteronomy 17:16-17 in its Ancient Social Context,” Journal of Biblical Literature 121:4 (Winter 2002), pp. 601 – 616.

Elazar, Daniel J.

  • “Covenant and the American Founding,” in Federalism and the Way to Peace (Ontario: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994)
  • The Covenant Tradition in Politics (Piscataway, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1995-1998).
  • Covenant and Polity in Biblical Israel (Vol. 1), (1995)
  • Covenant and Commonwealth: From Christian Separation through Protestant Reformation (Vol. 2), (1996)
  • Covenant and Constitutionalism: The Great Frontier and the Matrix of Federal Democracy (Vol. 3), (1997)
  • Covenant and Civil Society: The Constitutional Matrix of Modern Democracy (Vol. 4), (1998)
  • “Hobbes Confronts Scripture,” Jewish Political Studies Review 4:2 (Fall 1992).
  • As Editor: Authority, Power, and Leadership in the Jewish Polity: Cases and Issues (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1991).

Fletcher, George

  • “The jurisprudence of Genesis,” Current Legal Problems 56 (2003), ed. M.D.A. Freeman, pp. 41-61.

Force, James E. and Popkin, Richard, eds.

  • The Books of Nature and Scripture: Recent Essays on Natural Philosophy, Theology, and Biblical Criticism in the Netherlands of Spinoza’s Time and the British Isles of Newton’s Time (Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff, 1994).

Fraenkel, Carlos

  • “Maimonides’ God and Spinoza’s Deus sive Natura,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 44:2 (2006), pp. 165-215.

Freeman, Gordon M.

  • The Heavenly Kingdom: Aspects of Political Thought in the Talmud and Midrash (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1986).

Golding, Martin, ed.

  • Jewish Law and Legal Thought (New York: New York University Press, 1993).

Goldish, Matt

  • Judaism in the Theology of Sir Isaac Newton (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1998).

Goldman, Shalom, ed.

  • Hebrew and the Bible in America: The First Two Centuries (Lebanon, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1993).

Goodman, Lenn E.

  • “Maimonides and Leibniz,” Journal of Jewish Studies 31:2 (Autumn 1980).

Gorski, Philip S.

  • “The Mosaic Moment: An Early Modernist Critique of Modernist Theories of Nationalism,” The American Journal of Sociology 105:5 (March 2000), pp. 1428-1468.

Gough, L.W.

  • The Social Contract: A Critical Study of Its Development (Oxford: Clarendon, 1957).

Grosby, Steven Elliott

  • Biblical Ideas of Nationality: Ancient and Modern (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2002).

Gurses, Derya

  • “Academic Hutchinsonians and their quest for relevance, 1734-1790,” History of European Ideas 31 (2005), pp. 408-427.
  • “The Hutchinsonian defense of an Old testament Trinitarian Christianity: the controversy over Elahim, 1735-1773,” History of European Ideas 29 (2003).
    Available at: http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~gurses/derya1.pdf.

Hallo, William W.

  • Origins: The Ancient Near Eastern Background of Some Modern Western Institutions (Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, vol. 6) (Leiden: Brill, 1996).

Harrison, Peter

  • ” ‘Fill the Earth and Subdue it’: Biblical Warrants for Colonization in Seventeenth Century England,” Journal of Religious History 29:1 (February 2005), pp. 3-24.
  • “Original Sin and the Problem of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe,” Journal of the History of Ideas 63:2 (April 2002), pp. 239-259.
  • “Subduing the Earth: Genesis 1, Early Modern Science, and the Exploitation of Nature,” Journal of Religion 79 (1999), pp. 86-109.

Hastings, Adrian

  • The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism (Cambridge: Cambridge, 1997).

Hazony, Yoram

  • The Dawn: Political Teachings of the Book of Esther (Jerusalem: Shalem Press, 2000).
  • “The Jewish Origins of the Western Disobedience Tradition,” Azure 4 (Summer 1998), pp. 17-74.

Hueglin, Thomas

  • “Johannes Althusius: Medieval Constitutionalist or Modern Federalist?” in Daniel J. Elazar, ed., Federalism as Grand Design: Political Philosophers and the Federal Principle (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1987).

Jackson, Bernard S.

  • “The Jewish View of Natural Law” (Review of David Novak, Natural Law in Judaism), Journal of Jewish Studies 52:1 (Spring 2001), pp. 136-145.

Kass, Leon

  • The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis (New York: Free Press, 2003).

Katch, Abraham I.

  • The Biblical Heritage of American Democracy (New York: Ktav, 1977).

Katchen, Aaron

  • Christian Hebraists and Dutch Rabbis, Seventeenth Century Apologetics and the Study of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1985). See Part 1, “Hebraism and the Dutch Republic,” pp. 1-100.

Kelly, E. E.

  • “Jewish History, Catholic Argument: Thomas Lodge’s Works of Josephus as a Catholic Text,” Sixteenth Century Journal 34:4 (Winter 2003).

Klayman, Elliot

  • “Shades of ‘Pragmatism’ in Halakhah: A Model for Legal Reform?” Journal of Church and State 48: 3 (2006), pp. 623-658.

Koester, Helmut

  • “The Concept of Natural Law in Greek Thought,” in Jacob Neusner, ed., Religions in Antiquity (Leiden: Brill, 1968).

Knight, Douglas A.

  • “Political Rights and Powers in Monarchic Israel,” Semeia 66: Ethics and Politics in the Hebrew Bible (1995).

Kries, Douglas

  • “Thomas Aquinas and the Politics of Moses,” The Review of Politics, 52:1 (Winter, 1990), pp. 84-104 “.

Laplanche, Francois

  • L’écriture, le sacré et l’histoire: érudits et politiques protestants devant la Bible en France au XVIIe siècle (Amsterdam: APA-Holland University Press, 1986)
  • “L’erudition chrétienne aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles et l’état des hebreux,” in L’écriture sainte au temps de Spinoza et dans le système Spinoziste (Groupe de Recherches Spinozistes: travaux et documents, vol. 4) (Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris Sorbonne, 1995), pp. 133-147.

Laursen, John Christian

  • “Ludvig Holberg’s History of the Jews (1742): Arguments for Religious Toleration,” in Henry Mechoulan, Richard Popkin, Giuseppe Ricuperati, and Luisa Simonutti, eds., La Formazione storica della alterità: Studi di storia della tolleranza nell’età moderna offerti a Antonio Rotondò (Florence: Olschki, 2001).

Levinson, Bernard M.

Lorberbaum, Menachem

  • Politics and the Limits of Law: Secularizing the Political in Medieval Jewish Thought (Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2001)
  • “The Return of Leviathan: On Hobbes’ Political Theology,” Democratic Culture 6 (2002) (Hebrew).

Lupton, Julia Reinhard

  • “Rights, Commandments, and the Literature of Citizenship,” Modern Language Quarterly 66:1 (March 2005), pp. 21-54.

Lurbe, Pierre

  • “John Toland et l’utilisation de l’histoire juive: entre l’histoire et le mythe ,” in Chantal Grell and Francois Laplance, eds., La République des Lettres et l’histoire du judaïsme antique, XVIe – XVIIIe siècles (Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris Sorbonne, 1992), pp. 149-162.

Martinich, Aloysius P.

  • The Two Gods of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

McQuaig, William

  • Carlo Sigonio: The Changing World of the Late Renaissance (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989).

Melamed, Abraham

  • The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2002). See especially chapter 8, “Christian Applications and the Machiavellian Revolution.”

Mendels, Doron

  • The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism: Jewish and Christian Ethnicity in Ancient Palestine (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 1997).

Mittleman, Alan L.

  • The Scepter shall not depart from Judah: Perspectives on the persistence of the political in Judaism (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2000).

Nelson, Eric

  • “‘Talmudical Commonwealthsmen’ and the Rise of Republican Exclusivism” in The Historical Journal 50 (2007), pp. 809-835.

Novak, David

  • Natural Law in Judaism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Novak, Michael

  • On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding (New York: Encounter Books, 2001).

Oz-Salzberger, Fania

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