This series publishes works on the history, culture, and literature of early Judaism. The chronological scope of the series roughly encompasses Judaism of the Second Temple (post-exilic Judaism from the Persian period up to the decline of the Jewish state in the late first and early second centuries CE). The literary corpus comprehended by the series includes, but is not limited to, Hellenistic Jewish authors, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Jewish apocrypha and pseudepigrapha. Work on rabbinic literature that deals with Second Temple Judaism will also be considered.
SBL - Early Judaism and Its Literature
Edited by Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline
This collection of essays continues the investigation of religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity that began in Experientia, Volume 1. Drawing on insights from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, social memory theory, neuroscience, and cognitive science, the authors ...
Todd Hanneken, St. Mary’s University
Jubilees uses the literary genre to raise the issues typical of apocalypses—including revelation, angels and demons, judgment, and eschatology—but rejects what the apocalypses typically say about those issues, subverting reader expectations with another view.
By Jason von Ehrenkrook
This book investigates the discourse on images in the writings of Flavius Josephus, focusing on the contentious relationship between Jews and images and demonstrating that the impression of opposition to figurative art is a rhetorical effort to express values shared by Jews and Romans alike, ...
Edited by Mary L. Coloe, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University
By Eric D. Reymond
This volume explores the language and poetic structure of the seven non-Masoretic poems preserved in the Dead Sea Scroll 11Q5. It presents fresh readings, stressing the poems’ structural and conceptual coherence and considering what they reveal about the development of Hebrew poetry in the late ...
Edited by Peter W. Flint, Trinity Western University Jean Duhaime, Université de Montréal and Kyung S. Baek, Trinity Western University
This volume celebrates the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their contents, the community that wrote and preserved them, and new scientific issues that arise from Scrolls studies. The essays, in four sections, explore the origins and text of scripture, the interpretation of scripture in Second ...
Edited by Matthias Henze
This volume brings together all existing editions of Hazon Gabriel, or The Gabriel Revelation, with annotated English translations. It offers initial interpretations of the text as a whole, its language and most prominent motifs.
Edited by Michael E. Stone, Aryeh Amihay, and Vered Hillel
Dorothy M. Peters
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