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Stanley Edgar Hyman

Stanley Edgar Hyman

Numismatic Neurosis The History of Coins and Symbols in Ancient Israel. by Wolf Wirgin and Siegfried Mandel. Exposition. 264 pp. Illustrated. $7.50.   As the title suggests, here are two...

The imposing Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church,1 the first of its sort, offers itself “not only to those who through Holy Baptism have been...

At times of upward social mobility, the etiquette books appear, to teach the rising groups how to behave almost indistinguishably from the groups they join...

The recent books on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish monastic community at Qumran that produced them almost unanimously disavow a scholarly audience.1 Allegro...

DAVID DAICHES’S essay in auto- biography comes subtitled "A Jew- ish Childhood in Edinburgh," and its assurance that those two worlds combine picturesquely has convinced...

Here then, we have those mysterious children popping in and out of the house, and how are we to discover what makes them tick? We...

Myth and History Cults and Creeds in Graeco-Roman Egypt. by H. Idris Bell. Philosophical Library. 117 pp. $4.75.   Comparative religion has gone out of favor, and the fashion now...

Two eminent Jews, Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and Franz Boas, the great anthropologist, are the subjects of two recently published biographies which Stanley...

Tangible History Israel’s History In Coins. by A. Reifenberg. East and West Library. (Distributed by Farrar, Straus and Young.) 46 pp. $2.50.   The coins of ancient Judea are not...

Pseudo-Fictions The Hate Merchant. by Niven Busch. Simon and Schuster. 338 pp. $3.95. Simple Takes A Wife. by Langston Hughes. Simon and Schuster. 240 pp. $1.95. The Human Kind. by Alexander Baron. Ives...