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This volume brings together different disciplines, some for the first time, The contrubutions reflect on a wide range of literary, archaeological, documentary, epigraphic and numismatic sources and their bearing on the historical context of the Jewish revolt against Rome and on our own ...
Edited by Gabriele Boccaccini and John J. Collins
This book provides an overview of the current debate about the early Enoch literature and its place in ancient Judaism, especially in relation to the Torah of Moses and to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Edited by Bruce Chilton and Craig Evans
The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul comprises studies that investigate in what ways the missions of the three most important interpreters of Jesus agreed or differed in matters of ideology, theology, and practice. Of great importance is the question of how closely aligned these figures were ...
Edited by Peter W. Flint and Patrick D. Miller, with the assistance of Aaron Brunell and Ryan Roberts
This landmark volume covers the main aspects of modern Psalms study from the formation of individual Psalms down into the first centuries of the Common Era: the formation of the Psalter, individual Psalms and smaller collections, social setting, literary context, textual history, nachleben, and ...
Nina L. Collins
Hellenistic scholarship is advanced when ancient evidence reveals that despite Jewish opposition, the earliest written translation of the Bible was made in Alexandria in 281 BCE, and that Ptolemy Lagus built the famous library, placing Demetrius of Phalerum in charge.
Clarence E. Glad
This book argues that Paul's guidance of his converts and the psychagogic practices evident in his communities conform to a widespread pedagogical norm of Greco-Roman society seen especially among Epicureans of late Republican times in their community education for adults.
Daniel A. Machiela
As part of a resurgent scholarly interest in the Genesis Apocryphon, this volume presents a fresh transcription and translation of the scroll, along with exstenive textual notes. In addition, a detailed analysis of columns 13-15 highlights several distinctive features of the Apocryphon.
Covering a wide array of sources from ancient Mesopotamia to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the present volume offers an innovative perspective on Jewish apocalyptic time-reckoning during the Second Temple period, based on a unique calendar year of 364 days.
Eric F. Mason
Of the many proposals for the conceptual background of the priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews, this book argues that the presentations of the messianic priest and Melchizedek in the Qumran texts provide the closest parallels to Hebrews’ thought.
By placing Jesus and his movement first within Judaism and then with Hellenistic society at large, the author shows Jesus did not intend to refer to himself when he spoke of his 'blood' and his 'body'. He meant only to insist that his meals were a better sacrifice than what was offered in the ...
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