David Flusser was a remarkably proficient and bright scholar who specialized in Early Christianity and Judaism. In this second, and final volume, of Judiasm of the Second Temple Period, Flusser focuses his efforts on, The Jewish Sages and their Literature and the impact of their thought on 1st Century Judaism and Early Christianity. This book is particularly relevant to those who are engaging in research in the Dead Sea Scrolls and their relationship to the New Testament. Flusser, "original and colorful" was a resource of inestimable value for understanding Second Temple Judaism and his studies will, according to Joseph Fitzmyer, "profit" all who make use of them.
David Flusser was an incredibly prolific scholar of ancient Judaism, and his contributions to Dead Sea Scrolls research and apocalyptic literature are inestimable. This English edition makes more of Flussers insightful work available to a wider audience than ever before.
David Flusser (19172000) was professor of earlyChristianity and Second Temple Judaism at the HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem, a member of the Israel Academy ofSciences and Humanities, and a recipient of the nationalIsrael Prize in 1980 for his academic achievements. Hisbest-known book, Jesus, has been translated intoeleven languages and is now in its fourth edition under thetitle The Sage from Galilee (Eerdmans).