Early Jewish LiteratureEarly Jewish Literature



This anthology, organized by genre, presents both complete works and substantial excerpts of longer works, giving readers a solid introduction to the major works of the era--the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the ...

Author: Brad Embry

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This anthology, organized by genre, presents both complete works and substantial excerpts of longer works, giving readers a solid introduction to the major works of the era--the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, and the Septuagint (Apocrypha).

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic JudaismThe Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism



This book collects twenty two previously published essays and one new one by Erich S. Gruen who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world.

Author: Erich S. Gruen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110375558

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This book collects twenty two previously published essays and one new one by Erich S. Gruen who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. His many articles on this subject have, however, appeared mostly in conference volumes and Festschriften, and have therefore not had wide circulation. By putting them together in a single work, this will bring the essays to the attention of a much broader scholarly readership and make them more readily available to students in the fields of ancient history and early Judaism. The pieces are quite varied, but develop a number of connected and related themes: Jewish identity in the pagan world, the literary representations by Jews and pagans of one another, the interconnections of Hellenism and Judaism, and the Jewish experience under Hellenistic monarchies and the Roman empire.

Passion Persecution and Epiphany in Early Jewish LiteraturePassion Persecution and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature



"This volume examines Jewish literature produced from c. 700 B.C.E. to c. 200 C.E. from a socio-theological perspective.

Author: Nicholas Peter Legh Allen

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ISBN: 0429352263

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"This volume examines Jewish literature produced from c. 700 B.C.E. to c. 200 C.E. from a socio-theological perspective. In this context, it offers a scholarly attempt to understand how the ancient Jewish psyche dealt with times of extreme turmoil and how Jewish theology altered to meet the challenges experienced. The volume explores various early Jewish literature, including both the canonical and apocryphal scripture. Here, reference is often made to a divine epiphany (a moment of unexpected and prodigious revelation or insight) as a response to abuse, suffering and passion. Many of the chapters deal with these issues in relation to the Antiochan crisis of 169 to 164 B.C.E. in Judea, one of the more notable periods of oppression. This watershed event appears to have served as a catalyst for the new apocalyptic texts which were produced up until c. 200 C.E, and which reflect a new theological dynamic in Judaism - one that informed subsequent Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Passion, Persecution and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature will be of interest to anyone working on the bible (both Masoretic and LXX) and early Jewish literature, as well as students of Jewish history and the Levant in the classical period"--

Making Sense of SexMaking Sense of Sex



This book is about listening to what writers were saying about sex in early Judaism and Christianity -- ancient words surprisingly relevant for today.

Author: William Loader

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802870957

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This book is about listening to what writers were saying about sex in early Judaism and Christianity -- ancient words surprisingly relevant for today. It functions as both a summary and a conclusion to William Loader's five previous books on sexuality in a form accessible to those who may not have a background knowledge of early Judaism and Christianity. It also contains a useful subject index to those five previous volumes. In examining thoroughly all the relevant writings and related evidence of the Greco-Roman period, Loader dialogues with scholarship related to each writing in order to make his conclusions as objective as possible. By enabling the reader to listen respectfully to these ancient texts, Making Sense of Sex provides a basis for informed discussion of sexual issues today.

Gale Researcher Guide for Typology Jews and Early American LiteratureGale Researcher Guide for Typology Jews and Early American Literature



These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Author: Michael Hoberman

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535848817

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Typology, Jews, and Early American Literature is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

The Restoration of IsraelThe Restoration of Israel



The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZNW) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly book series in the field of New Testament studies.

Author: Michael E. Fuller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110188961

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Page: 332

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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZNW) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly book series in the field of New Testament studies. Since 1923 it has been a forum for seminal works focusing on Early Christianity and related fields. The series is grounded in a historical-critical approach and also explores new methodological approaches that advance our understanding of the New Testament and its world.

The Origin of Evil SpiritsThe Origin of Evil Spirits



"I would in fact recommend this book, not because of the answers it gives, but the questions it raises." -- Philip R. Davies in Journal of Semitic Studies 55 (2010) "This work is marked by several strengths.

Author: Archie T. Wright

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161510313

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How do we account for the explosion of demonic activity in the New Testament? Archie T. Wright examines the trajectory of the origin of evil spirits in early Jewish literature. His work traces the development of the concept of evil spirits from the Hebrew Bible (Genesis 6) through post-biblical Jewish literature. "I would in fact recommend this book, not because of the answers it gives, but the questions it raises." -- Philip R. Davies in Journal of Semitic Studies 55 (2010) "This work is marked by several strengths. First, Wright shows an impressive command of the primary and secondary literature. Second, this writer appreciates Wright's tendency to express cautious conclusions regarding historical and source-critical matters. These qualities are especially helpful in a work dealing with the reception history of a given text. Third, Wright has an extremely helpful discussion of the identity of the nephilim of Gen. 6:4 (80-83)." -- Mark D. Owens in Faith & Mission 24 (2007), pp. 68-70

Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish LiteratureAncient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature



Scholars have endeavoured to speak of inter-testamentary, early or late Jewish literature, albeit with reference to documents from the period of the second temple. Under closer inspection, however, none of the latter can be considered ...

Author: Vriezen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047404200

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Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods in addition to the Hebrew Bible.

The Jewish PseudepigraphaThe 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.

Author: Susan Docherty

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781451490282

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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.

Fitzmyer tobit CejlFitzmyer tobit Cejl



The first volume, by Joseph A. Fitzmyer, is devoted to a commentary on the Book of Tobit (Tobias).

Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110175746

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The series Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (CEJL) is devoted to the study of Jewish documents and traditions that can be dated or traced back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods (ca. 300 BCE-150 CE). The literature covered by the series represents a rich diversity of literary forms and religious perspectives. Formally, these writings include testaments, apocalypses, legends, expansions and interpretations of biblical writings, psalms and prayers, poetry, historiography, and wisdom literature. They witness to an immensely creative period during which many Jews were struggling to preserve a living faith in the wake of social, political, and religious upheavals in the Mediterranean world and the Near East.

The Figure of Joseph in Post Biblical Jewish LiteratureThe Figure of Joseph in Post Biblical Jewish Literature



This book is a comparative study of early Jewish interpretations of the biblical outline of Joseph's character.

Author: Maren Niehoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900409556X

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This book is a comparative study of early Jewish interpretations of the biblical outline of Joseph's character. It focuses on the treatises of Philo, who idealises the figure as a Hellenistic politician, on Josephus's autobiographical account and the Midrash Genesis Rabbah, which uses the figure mostly for religious instruction.

Bilingualism in the History of Jewish LiteratureBilingualism in the History of Jewish Literature



This is both a history of Jewish bilingualism and a plea for an end to the Hebrew-Yiddish quarrel over a single genuine Jewish language. Niger was the greatest Yiddish literary critic of his day.

Author: Samuel Niger

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015019856684

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This is both a history of Jewish bilingualism and a plea for an end to the Hebrew-Yiddish quarrel over a single genuine Jewish language. Niger was the greatest Yiddish literary critic of his day. Contents: Introduction: Jewish Bilingualism, Then and Now; Latin and Hebrew, Italian and Yiddish; Greek and Chinese Bilingualism; Armenian and Welsh Bilingualism; Early Jewish Bilingualism: Hebrew and Aramaic; Literary Bilingualism; The Development of Early Hebrew-Yiddish Bilingualism; The Bilingual Literature of Jewish Mysticism, Morality, and Chasidism; The Bilingual Literature of the Jewish Enlightenment; Early Jewish Bilingualism in America; The Tshernovits Language Conference of 1908 and the Question of Jewish Bilingualism; Extremism and Bilingualism in the Zionist and Socialist Movements; The Influence of Soviet Russia and the Land of Israel on Jewish Bilingualism; Jewish Bilingualism: Traditions, Problems, Prospects.

Evil and DeathEvil and Death



In an effort to address this deficiency, this volume brings together 20 essays related to the subject of sin and death, with special emphasis on integrating material from neighboring cultures.

Author: Beate Ego

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110382037

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Jewish anthropological beliefs during the Hellenistic-Roman period are an important but previously neglected area of biblical exegesis and Jewish studies. In an effort to address this deficiency, this volume brings together 20 essays related to the subject of sin and death, with special emphasis on integrating material from neighboring cultures. Thus, the volume provides an exemplary foundation for further research on ancient Jewish anthropology.

From Qumran to the SynagoguesFrom Qumran to the Synagogues



This volume collects papers written during the past two decades that explore various aspects of late Second Temple period Jewish literature and the figurative art of the Late Antique synagogues.

Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110615616

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This volume collects papers written during the past two decades that explore various aspects of late Second Temple period Jewish literature and the figurative art of the Late Antique synagogues. Most of the papers have a special emphasis on the reinterpretation of biblical figures in early Judaism or demonstrate how various biblical traditions converged into early Jewish theologies. The structure of the volume reflects the main directions of the author’s scholarly interest, examining the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and Late Antique synagogues. The book is edited for the interest of scholars of Second Temple Judaism, biblical interpretation, synagogue studies and the effective history of Scripture.

From Enoch to TobitFrom Enoch to Tobit



Publisher's description: The volume assembles twenty previously published studies by Devorah Dimant, which have been re-edited, updated, and furnished with an introductory essay written especially for this collection.

Author: Devorah Dimant

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161542886

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Publisher's description: The volume assembles twenty previously published studies by Devorah Dimant, which have been re-edited, updated, and furnished with an introductory essay written especially for this collection. The studies survey and analyze Jewish works composed in Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek during the Second Temple period, and discuss their contents, ideas, and connections to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Particular attention is paid to central issues, such as the apocalyptic worldview and literature and its relationship to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Among others, specific themes related to the Aramaic Tobit and 1 Enoch are analyzed as well as the links detected between the Hebrew Qumran writings Pseudo-Ezekiel and the Apocryphon of Jeremiah and the later apocalyptic works 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. The introductory essay provides a general framework and pertinent terminology for discussing the literature in question. Together these essays offer a broad and fresh perspective of the Jewish literary scene in antiquity, with special attention to the one nurtured in the land of Israel.