This comprehensive and authoritative volume is the first reference work devoted exclusively to Second Temple Judaism. A striking and innovative project, it combines the best features of a survey and a reference work:
13 major essays synthesizing significant aspects of Judaism in the period between Alexander the Great and the Bar Kokhba Revolt
520 alphabetical entries, many with cross-references and all with select bibliographies
130 illustrations, including photos, drawings, and plans
270 authors from 20 countries
The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism is ecumenical and international in character, bringing together the contributions of a superb group of Jewish, Christian, and other scholars. With equal attention paid to literary and nonliterary (archaeological and epigraphic) evidence, this substantial volume will prove to be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 1296 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.50 (inches) ISBN: 0802825494 ISBN-13: 9780802825490 Availability: In Stock
-Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
"This dictionary, containing an immense amount of useful information presented with great clarity by an impressive range of scholars including many leading experts in the field, will be an essential resource for all those interested in studying the late Second Temple period and the Jewish background to the origins of Christianity."
Eric M. Meyers
-Center for Jewish Studies, Duke University
A welcome, handy reference tool for students of early Judaism. . . . Presented in an easily accessible format, it is usable for general readers as well.