Item description for Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum Ad Novum Testamentum) by Michael E. Stone...
Overview 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, a 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. 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. Includes indexes of sources, names, and subjects. This is an analysis of the early documents and does not contain the actual writings of the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Qumran sectarian writings, Philo or Josephus.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.32" Height: 2.11" Weight: 2.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1984
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum Ad No
ISBN 0800606035 ISBN13 9780800606039
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More About Michael E. Stone
Michael E. Stone is Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Religion and Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and co-author of Faith and Piety in Early Judaism: Texts and Documents, also published by Trinity Press.
Michael E. Stone was born in 1938.
Michael E. Stone has published or released items in the following series...