Fifteen essays that bring readers up-to-date and to the cutting-edge of scholarship on Early Judaism and its study.
Taken from Eerdman's ground breaking reference volume The Dictionary of Early Judaism
, the essays comprising Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview
prepare students and scholars for in-depth study of Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, roughly the 4th century BCE to the 2nd century AD. The essays constituted the backbone of the Dictionary
and, and are now available in this entirely separate, more economical volume.Features Include:
- provides access to material needed by many scholars whose area of specialization is proximate to but not focused on the Judaism of this period
- excellent for text book use
- includes 13 annotated maps
- images of texts, artifacts, locations
Culled from The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, a monumental, groundbreaking reference work published in late 2010, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview contains fifteen first-rate essays from a diverse group of internationally renowned scholars. This volume provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview available of Judaism in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.
John M. G. Barclay
Miriam Pucci Ben Zeev
John J. Collins
Erich S. Gruen
Daniel C. Harlow
James L. Kugel
Adam Kolman Marshak
James S. McLaren
Maren R. Niehoff
David T. Runia
Lawrence H. Schiffman
Gregory E. Sterling
Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Annewies van den Hoek
James C. VanderKam
Jürgen K. Zangenberg
John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. His many other books include The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview, and The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature.
Daniel C. Harlow is professor of New Testament and Early Judaism at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
-- John Barton in Times Literary Supplement
I do not think there is now a better guide to early Judaism than The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism. . . . Opens a door into a fascinating and compelling world of ideas, texts, and practices.”
The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism is an outstanding reference work that not only introduces this important era but also serves as a status report for scholarly activity in this area over the past few decades.”
-- Trinity Journal
It is difficult to overstate how impressive the volume is in terms of scope, quality of scholarship, and number of high-level contributors. . . . The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism is bound to be a classic reference text for the next generation. It is more than worth its weight in gold which, given the bulky nature of the book, is quite considerable!”
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