* Thoroughly updated! Offering rich insight into the formative Second Temple period, Nickelsburg and Stone include new texts from Qumran and other documents that highlight Jewish sects, temple worship, ideals of piety and conduct, expectations of deliverance, judgment, vindication, the figure of Lady Wisdom in relation to Israel, and more. A brilliantly organized synthesis! 256 pages, softcover from Fortress.
Jewish writings from the period of Second Temple present a rich and potentially overwhelming variety of first-hand materials. George W. E. Nickelsburg and Michael E. Stone, experts on this formative period, have updated their classic sourcebook on Jewish beliefs and practices to take into account current thinking about the sources and to include new documents, including texts from Qumran not available in the first edition, in a brilliantly organized synthesis. Included are chapters on Jewish sects and parties, the Temple and worship in it, ideals of piety and conduct, expectations concerning deliverance, judgment, and vindication, different conceptions of the agents of God's activity, and the figure of Lady Wisdom in relationship to Israel.