The Internal Diversification of Second Temple Judaism

The Internal Diversification of Second Temple Judaism provides a broad overview of the history, constituent communities, and theological innovations of the Second Temple period.

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Author: Jeff S. Anderson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761823271

Category: Religion

Page: 211

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The period of Early Judaism beginning with the return from the Babylonian Exile in 538 B.C.E. to the destruction of the second temple in 70 C.E. is an enigma to many students of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. This era has often been overlooked as unimportant or been the victim of strongly confessional overgeneralizations. Christians have often touted the absolute uniqueness of their faith as something that replaced a jaded, outmoded Jewish religion. Jews, on the other hand, have often tended to identify Christianity as something entirely unique, a phenomenon totally unrelated to Judaism. However, the Second Temple period was one of the most prolific and creative in all of Israel's history. It was a time of unparalleled literary and theological diversity that gave rise to the powerful religious movements of Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity. The Internal Diversification of Second Temple Judaism provides a broad overview of the history, constituent communities, and theological innovations of the Second Temple period.

The Religious World of Jesus

This textbook provides a basic introduction to the pivotal era in biblical history known as the Second Temple period (520 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.), the formative milieu of Jesus and the earliest Christians.

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Author: Frederick James Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021828820

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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This textbook provides a basic introduction to the pivotal era in biblical history known as the Second Temple period (520 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.), the formative milieu of Jesus and the earliest Christians. Designed for maximum convenience for students and teachers, it contains suggestions for primary readings, a bibliography, glossary, full index and chronology.

An Introduction to First Century Judaism

A comprehensive and readable introduction to the Judaism of the Second Temple period.

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Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567085066

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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A comprehensive and readable introduction to the Judaism of the Second Temple period.

Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism

These texts contribute to how we have come to understand performance, pedagogy, and ritual in Jewish antiquity. This is an important new book that integrates new research and new findings with commentaries and introductions to these texts.

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Author: Daniel M. Gurtner

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493427147

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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This book introduces students to the pseudepigraphic writings of Second Temple Judaism that are most important for understanding first-century developments. It demonstrates the influence of the pseudepigrapha on early Jewish and Christian life and thought. This accessible point of entry into a collection of significant writings, written in the vein of David deSilva's Introducing the Apocrypha, should become standard reading for students of early Christianity and Judaism. Foreword by Loren T. Stuckenbruck.

The Jewish Pseudepigrapha

This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the Pseudepigrapha: the Jewish texts of the late Second Temple Period (circa 250 BCE - 100 CE) that are not included in the Hebrew Bible or standard collections of the Apocrypha.

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Author: Susan Docherty

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781451490282

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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This volume introduces the reader to the books that did not make it into the Bible or the Apocrypha but that remained popular among Jews and early Christians for centuries. These writings take various forms, such as novels, poems, apocalypses, the fictional deathbed speeches of biblical characters, and even attempts to rewrite well-known parts of Scripture. The book draws out the main religious ideas of these writings and links them to both their original historical setting and to issues of concern today.

T T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volume One

These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time.

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Author: Loren T. Stuckenbruck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567658128

Category: History

Page: 648

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The T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism provides a comprehensive reference resource of over 600 scholarly articles aimed at scholars and students interested in Judaism of the Second Temple Period. The two-volume work is split into four parts. Part One offers a prolegomenon for the contemporary study and appreciation of Second Temple Judaism, locating the discipline in relation to other relevant fields (such as Hebrew Bible, Rabbinics, Christian Origins). Beginning with a discussion of terminology, the discussion suggests ways the Second Temple period may be described, and concludes by noting areas of study that challenge our perception of ancient Judaism. Part Two presents an overview of respective contexts of the discipline set within the broad framework of historical chronology corresponding to a set of full-colour, custom-designed maps. With distinct attention to primary sources, the author traces the development of historical, social, political, and religious developments from the time period following the exile in the late 6th century B.C.E. through to the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt (135 C.E.). Part Three focuses specifically on a wide selection of primary-source literature of Second Temple Judaism, summarizing the content of key texts, and examining their similarities and differences with other texts of the period. Essays here include a brief introduction to the work and a summary of its contents, as well as examination of critical issues such as date, provenance, location, language(s), and interpretative matters. The early reception history of texts is also considered, and followed by a bibliography specific to that essay. Numerous high-resolution manuscript images are utilized to illustrate distinct features of the texts. Part Four addresses topics relevant to the Second Temple Period such as places, practices, historical figures, concepts, and subjects of scholarly discussion. These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time. Copiously illustrated, carefully researched and meticulously referenced, this resource provides a reliable, up-to-date and complete guide for those studying early Judaism in its literary and historical settings.

Reading Mark in Context

Following the narrative progression of Mark's Gospel, each chapter in this textbook (1) pairs a major unit of the Gospel with one or more sections of a thematically-related Jewish text, (2) introduces and explores the historical and ...

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Author: Ben C. Blackwell

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310534464

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Over the last several decades, the Jewishness of Jesus has been at the forefront of scholarship and students of the New Testament are more than ever aware of the importance of understanding Jesus and the Gospels in their Jewish context. Reading Mark in Context helps students see the contour and texture of Jesus' engagement with his Jewish environment. It brings together a series of accessible essays that compare and contrast viewpoints, theologies, and hermeneutical practices of Mark and his various Jewish contemporaries. Going beyond an introduction that merely surveys historical events and theological themes, this textbook examines individual passages in Second Temple Jewish literature in order to illuminate the context of Mark's theology and the nuances of his thinking. Following the narrative progression of Mark's Gospel, each chapter in this textbook (1) pairs a major unit of the Gospel with one or more sections of a thematically-related Jewish text, (2) introduces and explores the historical and theological nuances of the comparative text, and (3) shows how the ideas in the comparative text illuminate those expressed in Mark.

Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period

This volume describes that part of the rich literary production of ancient Judaism which was not contained in the Hebrew Bible nor in rabbinic literature.

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Author: Michael E. Stone

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 145141465X

Category: Religion

Page: 697

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This volume describes that part of the rich literary production of ancient Judaism which was not contained in the Hebrew Bible nor in rabbinic literature. These writings originated in the Second Temple period, which proved highly creative in the midst of strong external influences and internal movements.Prime example are the Dead Sea Scrolls, documents of an extremely separatist sect. Their discovery in 1947 revolutionized our understanding of Second Temple Judaism and its literature. The scrolls appear more or less related in spirit to a group of writings trasmitted by Christianity and known as the Pseudepigrapha. Yet another group are the Apocrypha, closely related to later biblical writings and incorporated within the Greek Old Testament. Finally, the encounter with Greek culture is documented by Jewish authors writing in Greek, notably Philo and Josephus.After a historical outline which sets the stage, the chapters of this book describe and analyse these documents. Selective bibliographies for further reading conclude the chapters.

T T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volume Two

These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time.

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Author: Loren T. Stuckenbruck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567660954

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 913

The T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism provides a comprehensive reference resource of over 600 scholarly articles aimed at scholars and students interested in Judaism of the Second Temple Period. The two-volume work is split into four parts. Part One offers a prolegomenon for the contemporary study and appreciation of Second Temple Judaism, locating the discipline in relation to other relevant fields (such as Hebrew Bible, Rabbinics, Christian Origins). Beginning with a discussion of terminology, the discussion suggests ways the Second Temple period may be described, and concludes by noting areas of study that challenge our perception of ancient Judaism. Part Two presents an overview of respective contexts of the discipline set within the broad framework of historical chronology corresponding to a set of full-colour, custom-designed maps. With distinct attention to primary sources, the author traces the development of historical, social, political, and religious developments from the time period following the exile in the late 6th century B.C.E. through to the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt (135 C.E.). Part Three focuses specifically on a wide selection of primary-source literature of Second Temple Judaism, summarizing the content of key texts, and examining their similarities and differences with other texts of the period. Essays here include a brief introduction to the work and a summary of its contents, as well as examination of critical issues such as date, provenance, location, language(s), and interpretative matters. The early reception history of texts is also considered, and followed by a bibliography specific to that essay. Numerous high-resolution manuscript images are utilized to illustrate distinct features of the texts. Part Four addresses topics relevant to the Second Temple Period such as places, practices, historical figures, concepts, and subjects of scholarly discussion. These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time. Copiously illustrated, carefully researched and meticulously referenced, this resource provides a reliable, up-to-date and complete guide for those studying early Judaism in its literary and historical settings.

How Important was the Destruction of the Second Temple in the Formation of Rabbinic Judaism

In this new work, Jacob Neusner uses extensive textual evidence to explore the importance of the second temple's destruction and the aforementioned events in the creation of Rabbinic Judaism.

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Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 0761833412

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The destruction of the First Temple (586 B.C.E.), destruction of the Second Temple (70 C.E.), and the defeat of the Bar Kokhba (132-135 C.E.) are discussed in great detail in the covenantal theology of the Torah and Scripture. In this new work, Jacob Neusner uses extensive textual evidence to explore the importance of the second temple's destruction and the aforementioned events in the creation of Rabbinic Judaism. Neusner ultimately proposes that the destruction of the second temple merely reinforced the existing theological system, which posed the following choice: keep the Torah and prosper, or rebel against the Torah and suffer God's wrath. This detailed analysis is an important new exploration into the foundations of Rabbinic Judaism.

Reading Romans in Context

In this non-technical collection of short essays, beginning and intermediate students are given a chance to see firsthand what makes Paul a distinctive thinker in relation to his Jewish contemporaries.

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Author: Ben C. Blackwell

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310517962

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Readers of Paul today are more than ever aware of the importance of interpreting Paul’s letters in their Jewish context. In Reading Romans in Context a team of Pauline scholars go beyond a general introduction that surveys historical events and theological themes and explore Paul’s letter to the Romans in light of Second Temple Jewish literature. In this non-technical collection of short essays, beginning and intermediate students are given a chance to see firsthand what makes Paul a distinctive thinker in relation to his Jewish contemporaries. Following the narrative progression of Romans, each chapter pairs a major unit of the letter with one or more thematically related Jewish text, introduces and explores the theological nuances of the comparative text, and shows how these ideas illuminate our understanding of the book of Romans.

Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period

Larry R. Helyer provides an introduction and historical context for the wealth of Jewish literature outside the Hebrew Bible, and he explores the pressures, realities, questions and dreams that nurtured and provoked these written works.

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Author: Larry R. Helyer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830826785

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Larry R. Helyer provides an introduction and historical context for the wealth of Jewish literature outside the Hebrew Bible, and he explores the pressures, realities, questions and dreams that nurtured and provoked these written works.

An Introduction to Early Judaism

A compelling survey of ancient Jewish history chronicles the history of Judaism from the Babylonian Captivity to the Jewish Revolt. Original.

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Author: James C. Vanderkam

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802846416

Category: History

Page: 234

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A compelling survey of ancient Jewish history chronicles the history of Judaism from the Babylonian Captivity to the Jewish Revolt. Original.

Reading Revelation in Context

Reading Revelation in Context brings together short, accessible essays that compare and contrast the visions and apocalyptic imagery of the book of Revelation with various texts from Second Temple Jewish literature.

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Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310566243

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Reading Revelation in Context brings together short, accessible essays that compare and contrast the visions and apocalyptic imagery of the book of Revelation with various texts from Second Temple Jewish literature. Going beyond an introduction that merely surveys historical events and theological themes, Reading Revelation in Context examines individual passages in Second Temple Jewish literature in order to illuminate the context of Revelation's theology and the meaning and potency of John's visions. Following the narrative progression of Revelation, each chapter (1) pairs a major unit of the Apocalypse with one or more sections of a thematically related Jewish text, (2) introduces and explores the historical and theological nuances of the comparator text, and (3) shows how the ideas in the comparator text illuminate those expressed in Revelation. In addition to the focused comparison provided in the essays, the book contains other student-friendly features that will help them engage broader discussions, including an introductory chapter that familiarizes students with the world and texts of Second Temple Judaism, a glossary of important terms, and a brief appendix suggesting what tools students might use to undertake their own comparative studies. At the end of each chapter there a list of other thematically relevant Second Temple Jewish texts recommended for additional study and a focused bibliography pointing students to critical editions and higher-level discussions in scholarly literature. Reading Revelation in Context brings together an international team of over 20 New Testament experts including Jamie Davies, David A. deSilva, Michael J. Gorman, Dana M. Harris, Ronald Herms, Edith M. Humphrey, Jonathan A. Moo, Elizabeth E. Shively, Cynthia Long Westfall, Archie T. Wright, and more.

Settings of Silver

A comprehensive survey of Judaism, its history, beliefs, practices and customs, branches and sects, from its founding to the present day.

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Author: Stephen M. Wylen

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 080913960X

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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A comprehensive survey of Judaism, its history, beliefs, practices and customs, branches and sects, from its founding to the present day.

The Jews in the Time of Jesus

The Jews in the Time of Jesus is ideal for classroom use and for anyone who is interested in understanding the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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Author: Stephen M. Wylen

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809136100

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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"The teachings of Jesus, his life story, his relationships, the things that were said of him by early Christians - all are best understood against the backdrop of Jesus' own time and place. Understanding Jewish life in the first century will help us better understand Jesus' mission and how it relates to our own religious concerns today." "The Jews in the Time of Jesus is ideal for classroom use and for anyone who is interested in understanding the Jewish roots of Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Temple Scroll

The introduction, translation and commentary on the Temple Scroll by Johann Maier has been thoroughly revised and updated by the author for its English edition, taking account of improvements in readings, and, among other recent secondary ...

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Author: Johann Maier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567220158

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The introduction, translation and commentary on the Temple Scroll by Johann Maier has been thoroughly revised and updated by the author for its English edition, taking account of improvements in readings, and, among other recent secondary literature, the English translation of Yadin's edition, to which cross-references are given. Students of Second Temple Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls in particular, will at last have a convenient English edition of this most important document from Qumran.

The Impact of Yom Kippur on Early Christianity

Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2002.

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Author: Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161480929

Category: Religion

Page: 445

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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2002.