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Smith, Morton 1915-1991

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Works: 99 works in 334 publications in 5 languages and 11,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Biography  Conference proceedings  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Editor, Translator
Classifications: BS2860.S42, 229.8
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Publications about Morton Smith
Publications by Morton Smith
Publications by Morton Smith, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Morton Smith
The Secret Gospel; the discovery and interpretation of the Secret Gospel according to Mark by Morton Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
The author describes his stay at MarSaba and documents his findings on the content, validity, and significance of manuscript alluding to the secret gospel of St. Mark
Christianity, Judaism and other Greco-Roman cults : studies for Morton Smith at sixty ( file )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
Heroes and gods; spiritual biographies in antiquity by Moses Hadas( Book )
17 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
Morton Smith and Gershom Scholem, correspondence 1945-1982 by Gershom Scholem( file )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
The American historian of ancient religions Morton Smith (1915-1991), had studied with the great scholar of Jewish mysticism Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), while in Jerusalem during the Second World War. After the war, the two started a long, fascinating and at times intense correspondence that ended only with Scholem's death. These letters, found in the Scholem archive in the National Library in Jerusalem, provide a rare perspective on the world and the approach of two leading historians of religion in the twentieth century. They also shed important new light upon Smith's discovery of a letter
The ancient Greeks by Morton Smith( Book )
24 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 libraries worldwide
Narrative essays in the history of our tradition from its origins in ancient Israel and Greece to the present
Jesus the magician by Morton Smith( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 942 libraries worldwide
The real Jesus, only barely glimpsed because of a campaign of disinformation, obfuscation, and censorship by religious authorities, was not Jesus the Son of God. In actuality he was Jesus the Magician. Smith marshals all the available evidence including, but not limited to, the Gospels. He succeeds in describing just what was said of Jesus by "outsiders," those who did not believe him. He deals in fascinating detail with the inevitable questions. What was the nature of magic? What did people at that time mean by the term "magician"? Who were the other magicians, and how did their magic compare with Jesus' works? What facts led to the general assumption that Jesus practiced magic? And, most important, was that assumption correct?
Palestinian parties and politics that shaped the Old Testament by Morton Smith( Book )
19 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Clement of Alexandria and a secret Gospel of Mark by Morton Smith( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
What the Bible really says by MORTON ed SMITH( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Tannaitic parallels to the Gospels by Morton Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Hope and history, an exploration by Morton Smith( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Josephus and the history of the Greco-Roman period : essays in memory of Morton Smith by Fausto Parente( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Josephus and the History of the Greco-Roman Period comprises a series of essays on the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus and on the history of the Second Temple period by many of the best-known specialists in the field. The contributions are revised versions of papers delivered at an international colloquium in memory of Professor Morton Smith that was held at San Miniato, Italy, in November 1992. The essays cover a broad range of historical and historiographical issues concerning the Seleucid, Hasmonean, Herodian, and Roman periods, for which the importance of Josephus - often our only extant source - can hardly be overestimated. Josephus' trustworthiness as a historian is newly investigated from various angles. Fresh light is thrown on philological, literary, geographical, archaeological, sociological, and religious questions. The book includes a critical evaluation of Morton Smith's scholarly achievement
Studies in the cult of Yahweh by Morton Smith( Book )
12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
The ancient history of Western civilization by E. J Bickerman( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Religions and politics in the Hellenistic and Roman periods by E. J Bickerman( Book )
12 editions published in 1985 in 4 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Der Einzige Gott : die Geburt des biblischen Monotheismus ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Jesus the magician : charlatan or Son of God? by Morton Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
The aretalogy used by Mark : protocol of the sixth colloquy, 12 April 1973 by Center for Hermeneutical Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Studies in the cult of Yahweh by Morton Smith( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Studies in the cult of Yahweh by Morton Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
 
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Smith, Morton 1915-1991
סמית, מורטון 1915־1991
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