Introduction to Early Judaism

ISBN-10: 0802846416
ISBN-13: 9780802846419
Edition: 2001
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Description: This handbook is an introduction to early Judaism, including its history, literature, and religious institutions. It will be useful to every student or scholar who is interested in this period.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This handbook is an introduction to early Judaism, including its history, literature, and religious institutions. It will be useful to every student or scholar who is interested in this period.

Preface
The Time of the Second Temple
The Persian Period (538-332 BCE)
Beginnings
Events in Yehud (Judah)
The Work of Ezra and Nehemiah
Jaddua and Alexander the Great
Events in Egypt
Events in Babylon and Persia
The Hellenistic Age (332-63 BCE)
Ptolemaic Control of Egypt and Judea (ca. 305-198 BCE)
Ptolemy I and Judea
Ptolemy II and the Greek Translation of the Torah
The Tobiad Romance
Seleucid Control/Influence in Judea (198-63 BCE)
Antiochus III (223-187 BCE)
Antiochus IV, High Priests, and Hellenism
The Hasmonean State (ca. 140-63 BCE)
Simon (142-134 BCE)
John Hyrcanus (134-104 BCE)
Aristobulus I (104-103 BCE) and Kingship
Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE)
Salome Alexandra (76-67 BCE)
Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II (67-63 BCE)
The Roman Period (63 BCE and Beyond)
The Early Years (63-37 BCE)
Herod (37-4 BCE) and Archelaus (4 BCE-6 CE)
Direct Roman Rule (6-66 CE)
The First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-73 CE)
The Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 CE)
Appendix on Egyptian Judaism
Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period
Second Temple Texts in the Hebrew Bible
The Classification of Second Temple Literature
Apocrypha
The Catholic Deuterocanonical Books
Works in Greek Bibles but Not in the Hebrew Bible
Pseudepigrapha
Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period
Narrative Works
Histories
1 Esdras
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees
Tales
Tobit
Judith
Susanna
3 Maccabees
Letter of Aristeas
The Greek Esther
Rewritten Scripture
1 Enoch
The Astronomical Book of Enoch (1 Enoch 72-82)
The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36)
Aramaic Levi
The Book of Jubilees
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Apocalypses
The Apocalypse of Weeks (1 Enoch 93:3-10; 91:11-17)
The Book of Dreams (1 Enoch 83-90)
Sibylline Oracles
The Similitudes or Parables of Enoch (1 Enoch 37-71)
The Testament of Moses
Wisdom Literature
The Wisdom of Ben Sira
The Epistle of Enoch (1 Enoch 91-107 [108])
Baruch (or 1 Baruch)
The Wisdom of Solomon
Poetic Works
The Psalms of Solomon
The Prayer of Manasseh
The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men
Mockery of Idols
The Letter of Jeremiah
Bel and the Dragon
Philo and Josephus
Philo of Alexandria
Josephus
Great Archeological Discoveries
The Elephantine Papyri
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Manuscripts and Fragments
Archeological Evidence
The Qumran Community and Its History
Masada
The Story
Archeological Evidence
Synthesis: Leaders, Groups, and Institutions
Rulers and Leaders
The Priests
High Priest
Leading Priests
Ordinary Priests
Civil Rulers
Sanhedrin/Council
Groups
Early Second Temple Period
Late Hellenistic and Roman Times
Pharisees
Sadducees
Essenes
Others
Worship
The Temple
The Temple Structure
The Sacrificial System
Festivals
Passover
The Festival of Unleavened Bread
Second Passover
The Festival of Weeks
The First of the Seventh Month
The Day of Atonement
The Festival of Tabernacles (or Booths)
Hanukkah
Purim
Other Forms of Worship
Music
Prayer
The Synagogue
Scriptures
Groups of Authoritative Writings
Versions
Interpretation
Bibliography
Index

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