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Discovering Second Temple literature : the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism

Author: Malka Z Simkovich
Publisher: Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the world of the Second Temple period (539 BCE-70 CE), in particular the vastly diverse stories, commentaries, and other documents written by Jews during the last three centuries of this period, the author takes us to Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, to the Jewish sectarians and the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus, to the Cairo genizah, and to the ancient caves that kept the secrets of the Dead Sea  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malka Z Simkovich
ISBN: 9780827612655 0827612656 0827614284 9780827614284 9780827614291 0827614292 0827614306 9780827614307
OCLC Number: 1012697891
Description: xxviii, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: in search of the Second Temple era --
Timeline. Part 1 The modern recovery of Second Temple literature : The Cairo genizah --
Manuscripts and monasteries --
The Dead Sea Scrolls. Part 2 Jewish life in the Second Temple period : Jerusalem --
Alexandria --
Antioch. Part 3 The worldviews of Second Temple writers : The wisdom seekers --
The sectarians --
Interpreters of Israelite history --
Josephus Flavius. Part 4 The holy texts of Second Temple Judaism : The codified Bible --
Rewriting the Bible --
The expanded Bible --
Conclusion. Glossary of key names, places, and books --
Notes --
Bibliography --
General index --
Index by passage.
Responsibility: Malka Z. Simkovich.

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