Item description for The Concept of the Covenant in the Second Temple Period (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) by Stanley E. Porter...
During the reign of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, the Jews returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. This Second Temple period is characterised by a changing mode of thinking.
This volume traces the development of the concept of the covenant during this important era, by discussing relevant texts among the Apocrypha, such as Wisdom of Solomon; the Pseudepigrapha, especially the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jubilees; and the New Testament, such as the Pauline Letters. The authors deal with interesting concepts related to the idea of the covenant, such as law, wisdom, election, grace, the kingdom of God and even the role of food.
This is an important piece of work for understanding the notion of the covenant in Judaism and Christianity, useful for theologians and historians, as well as students of the respective disciplines.
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Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.
Jason C. Robinson is assistant professor in Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, and coeditor of Philosophical Apprenticeships: Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada.
Stanley E. Porter currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario. Stanley E. Porter was born in 1956 and has an academic affiliation as follows - McMaster Divinity College, Canada McMaster University, Ontario McMaste.
Stanley E. Porter has published or released items in the following series...
Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology
Biblical Languages: Greek
IVP Bible Dictionary
Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Library of Pauline Studies
McMaster New Testament Studies
Society of Biblical Literature Symposium
Spectrum Multiview Book
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Formerl