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Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2018 / Hardcover

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An introduction to the major works of Second Temple-era Jewish literature---including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the writings of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, the Septuagint, and others. This comprehensive anthology presents 70 selections of complete works or substantial excerpts, each introduced and translated by a leading scholar. Contributors include James Charlesworth, Peter Flint, and James Dunn. 1504 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1504
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0802866697
ISBN-13: 9780802866691

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Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology offers more than seventy selections from Second Temple-era Jewish literature, each introduced and translated by a leading scholar in the field. Organized by genre, this two-volume anthology presents both complete works and substantial excerpts of longer works, giving readers a solid introduction to the major works of the era—the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, and the Septuagint (Apocrypha).

The substantive introduction to each selection includes these elements: narrative description; author/provenance; date/occasion; text, language, sources, and transmission; theology; and reception during the Second Temple period. Additional student aids include a list of further readings on each selection, a section of maps, a glossary of biographical names, and a glossary of terms. With contributors and translators including such noted scholars as James Charlesworth, Sidnie White Crawford, James D. G. Dunn, Peter W. Flint, and James VanderKam, this anthology will be an essential resource for all students of early Jewish literature and emerging Christian traditions.

Author Bio

Brad Embry is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and Old Testament studies at Regent University.

Ronald Herms is dean of the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences at Fresno Pacific University.

Archie T. Wright is associate professor of biblical studies at Regent University.

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