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Ancient jewish sciences and the history of knowledge in second temple literature

Ancient jewish sciences and the history of knowledge in second temple literature

Author: Jonathan Ben-Dov; Seth Sanders
Publisher: New York : New York University press and Istitute for the Study of the Ancient world, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the tension between the hegemony of central scientific traditions and local scientific enterprises, showing the relevance of ancient data to contemporary postcolonial historiography of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Ben-Dov; Seth Sanders
ISBN: 9781479823048 147982304X
OCLC Number: 1137131849
Description: 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. IntroductionJonathan Ben-Dov and Seth L. Sanders2. Enoch and the Beginnings of Jewish Interest in Natural SciencePhilip Alexander 3. Enoch's ScienceJames VanderKam 4. "I Was Shown Another Calculation" (.????? ???? ?????i): The Language of Knowledge in Aramaic Enoch and Priestly HebrewSeth L. Sanders 5. Philological and Epistemological Remarks on Enoch's Science: Response to Papers by Seth L. Sanders and James VanderKamLoren Stuckenbruck 6. Ideals of Science: The Infrastructure of Scientific Activity in Apocalyptic Literature and in the YahadJonathan Ben-Dov 7. Networks of Scholars: The Transmission of Astronomical and Astrological Learning between Babylonians, Greeks and JewsMladen Popovic8. "Ancient Jewish Sciences" and the Historiography of Judaism Annette Yoshiko Reed A Bibliography for Ancient Jewish Sciences Index
Responsibility: editors Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth Sanders.


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It will open doors to new areas of importance for the study of ancient Judaism and its culture as well as for the study of ancient sciences. -- Professor Francesca Rochberg, UC Berkeley

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