The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity: From Alexandria to Bar Kochba
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The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity: From Alexandria to Bar Kochba

Westminster John Knox Press / 1998 / Paperback

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(PUBWestminster/John Knox)Taking a critical stance toward the texts that have come down to us from antiquity, Hayes and Mandell attempt to reconstruct what were the most significant movements and events from 333 B.C.E. to 135 C.E., referring to excavations, Qumran texts, linguistic research, and the latest European reappraisals. 272 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0664257275
ISBN-13: 9780664257279

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Publisher's Description

John Hayes and Sara Mandell provide a clear exposition of Jewish history from 333 BCE to 135 CE. This volume focuses on the Judean-Jerusalem community from a historical rather than ideological or theological perspective. With the inclusion of charts, maps, and ancient texts, the authors have constructed a fascinating account that is indispensable for the study of this crucial period.

Author Bio

John H. Hayes is Professor Emeritusof Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Bible, Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook (with Carl Holladay), The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity (with Sara Mandell), and Old Testament Theology: Its History and Development (with Frederick Prussner), all published by WJK.

Sara R

, Professor

Emeritus at the University of

South Florida, earned her

BA (Latin), MA (Latin), and

PhD (Classics) at NYU.

Mandell studied Organ with

Frederick Swann and Virgil

Fox at Riverside Church in

NY. She served on the

Classics faculty of Emory

University and subsequently

both the Classics and

Religious Studies faculty of

The University of South

Florida. Mandell won

honorable mention in the

Westinghouse Science

Talent Search (now the Intel

Search) for research in

Physical Chemistry. She is

the recipient of NYU's

Founders Day Award, two

State of Florida teaching

awards, and a USF

Distinguished Service

award. She has published

numerous articles and

books chapters and is the

co-author of two books (one

with David Noel Freedman

and one with John H.

Hayes). Mandell served as

President of the

SouthEastern Region of

ASOR. She was on the

editorial board of USF

Studies in the History of

and was Editor

of its sub-series, The

Hebrew Scriptures and their


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