Thomas Hieke, Dr. theol. (1996) in Old Testament studies, is Professor of Old Testament at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany. He is preparing a commentary on Leviticus for the series Herders Theologischer Kommentar zum Alten Testament.
Tobias Nicklas, Dr. theol. (2000) in New Testament studies, is Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Regensburg, Germany. He has published extensively on Early Jewish Literature and Christian Apocrypha.
All those interested in Biblical studies and the history of the reception of the scriptures of Israel in Early Judaism and Early Christianity, as well as cultural anthropologists and theologians.
Table of contents
Part 1, Biblical Aspects of the Day of Atonement
Bernd Janowski, Das Geschenk der Versöhnung. Leviticus 16 als Schlussstein der priesterlichen Kulttheologie Richard J. Bautch, The Formulary of Atonement (Lev 16:21) in Penitential Prayers of the Second Temple Period
Part 2, The Day of Atonement in Early Judaism
Anke Dorman, ‘Commit Injustice and Shed Innocent Blood.’ Motives Behind the Institution of the Day of Atonement in the Book of Jubilees
William K. Gilders, The Day of Atonement in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Isaac Kalimi, The Day of Atonement in the Late Second Temple Period: Sadducees’ High Priests, Pharisees’ Norms, and Qumranites’ Calendar(s)
Christopher T. Begg, Yom Kippur in Josephus
Günter Stemberger, Yom Kippur in Mishnah Yoma
József Zsengellér, The Day of Atonement of the Samaritans
Part 3, The Day of Atonement in Early Christianity
Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra, Fasting with Jews, Thinking with Scapegoats: Some Remarks on Yom Kippur in Early Judaism and Christianity, in particular 4Q541, Barnabas 7, Matthew 27 and Acts 27
Markus Tiwald, Christ as Hilasterion (Rom 3:25). Pauline Theology on the Day of Atonement in the Mirror of Early Jewish Thought
David M. Moffitt, Blood, Life, and Atonement: Reassessing Hebrews’ Christological Appropriation of Yom Kippur
Gabriella Gerlardini, The Inauguration of Yom Kippur According to the LXX and its Cessation or Perpetuation According to the Book of Hebrews: A Systematic Comparison
Part 4, The Day of Atonement in Jewish Liturgy
Andreas Lehnardt, ‚Seder Yom ha-Kippurim kakh hu‘ – Zur Entwicklung der synagogalen Liturgie des Versöhnungstages