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The Jews and Judaism during the Greek period : the background of Christianity

Author: W O E Oesterley; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ; New York : Macmillan, 1941.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W O E Oesterley; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 3113036
Description: x, 307 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Historical introduction --
I. General historical survey --
The conquest of Persia to the death of Alexander the Great --
From the death of Alexander the Great to the conquest of Coele-Syria by Antiochus III --
From the death of Antiochus III to the downfall of Syrian kingdom --
II. The history of the Jews during the last three pre-Christian centuries --
Jewish history during the third century B.C. --
Hellenistic influence upon the Jews --
The history to the eve of the Maccabaean revolt --
The Maccabaean revolt. The Hasmonaean high-priesthood --
The Jews under Roman sovereignty --
Part II. The sources --
III. The scriptures: The Hebrew canon --
The Greek canon --
The use of the scriptures in the new testament --
IV. The law and the oral tradition: --
The law, or Torah --
The original tradition --
The law in post-biblical Jewish literature --
The new testament and the law --
The Apocalyptists --
Apocalyptists and their literature --
The influence of Persian thought and teaching: The stages preceding and following Zoroastrianism --
The ancient Persian scriptures --
An outline of Persian eschatological beliefs --
The period of Persian influence on Jewish eschatology --
The theology of early Judaism: Monotheistic belief --
Monolastrous worship --
The Greek period --
Divine transcendence --
Jewish teaching and Christian belief --
Universalism and particularism: The universalistic outlook --
Jewish particularism --
The new testament teaching --
The kingdom of heaven: The time of primeval happiness, and its looked-for return --
The kingdom of Yahweh --
The signs of the end --
The teaching of the Apocalyptists --
The teaching of the new testament --
The Messiah: The first phase of belief --
The teaching of the old testament --
The "Messianic" Person --
The teaching of the Apocrypha and other uneconomical writings --
The Messiah: The development of belief --
Messianic teaching in the Apocalyptic literature --
The seeking after truth --
The fullness of belief in the New Testament --
The doctrine of sin and retribution --
The origin of sin --
The prevalence of sin --
Retribution --
The obliteration of sin --
Our Lord's teaching on sin and forgiveness --
Belief in immortality: the Old Testament --
The judgment --
The resurrection --
Heaven --
Hell --
The teaching of the New Testament --
Part IV. Worship --
The temple --
The synagogue --
Personal religion --
Part V. Teachers --
The scribes --
The wisdom teachers --
The Pharisees and Sadducees --
The Essenes. The therapeutae --
Part VI. Belief in intermediate supernatural beings --
Angelology --
Demonology --
Retrospective summary.
Responsibility: by W.O.E. Osterley.

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