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|Title: An Introduction to Early Judaism|
By: James C. VanderKam
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2000
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Weight: 12 ounces
Stock No: WW46416
Based on the best, most recent archaeological research, this illustrated volume explores the history of Judaism during the Second Temple period (516 B.C.E. - 70 C.E.), describing the body of Jewish literature written during these centuries and the most important groups, institutions, and practices of the time. Particularly interesting are VanderKam's depiction of events associated with Masada and the Kokhba revolt, and his commentary on texts unearthed in places like Elephantine, Egypt, and Qumran.
Written in the same accessible style as VanderKam's widely praised Dead Sea Scrolls Today, this volume provides the finest classroom introduction to early Judaism available.
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