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Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah A Historical and Literary Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0800637798

ISBN-13: 9780800637798

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: George W. E. Nickelsburg

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In this fully revised and expanded edition, Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinical works. This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), the Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and the works of Philo. This new edition also has an enormously helpful CD-ROM, including biblical citation hyperlinks to the NRSV, web links to primary documents, chapter summaries, and discussion questions.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Anne Lounsbery is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Study in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University.George W. E. Nickelsburg is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa.

Approach and Method
Problems and Perspective
Prologue: Exile-Return-Dispersion
Destruction and Exile
Return and Restoration
Tales of the Dispersion
Daniel 1-6
Additions to the Book of Daniel
Bel and the Serpent
The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men
The Story of Darius's Bodyguards (1 Esdras 3-4)
The Epistle of Jeremiah
Palestine in the Wake of Alexander the Great
The Overlords of Palestine
Early Hellenization in Palestine
Literature Attributed to Enoch
The Book of the Luminaries (1 Enoch 72-82)
The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36)
The Apocalyptic Worldview of 1 Enoch
The Wisdom of Ben Sira (Sirach or Ecclesiasticus)
The Events
A Response in Apocalyptic Literature
The Book of Jubilees
The Testament of Moses
Daniel 7-12
The Composition of Daniel 1-12
The Animal Vision (1 Enoch 83-90)
The Hasmoneans and Their Opponents
From Judas to Alexandra
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees
The Epistle of Enoch (1 Enoch 92-105)
Possible Stages in the Literary Development of 1 Enoch
The People at Qumran and Their Predecessors
Scrolls from the Dead Sea Caves
The Damascus Document
Continuous Commentaries
The Habakkuk Commentary
A Commentary on Psalms
The Nahum Commentary
A Commentary on Isaiah
Florilegium (1Q174), Melchizedek (11Q13), Testimonia (4Q175): Three Thematic Exegetical Texts
The Thanksgiving Hymns
Hymns of the Teacher
Hymns of the Community
The Rule of the Community
The War Scroll
A Halakic Letter (4QMMT)
The Rule of the Congregation (1QSa)
Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice (The Angelic Liturgy)
The Temple Scroll
The Aramaic Levi Document
An Unusual Psalms Scroll (11QPs[superscript a])
A Davidic Psalter
Psalm 151
Psalms of the Pious
Instruction for a Student (4QInstruction)
The Genesis Apocryphon
The New Jerusalem
Israel in Egypt
The Greek Jewish Scriptures-the So-called Septuagint
The Sibylline Oracles, Book 3
Aristeas to Philocrates
3 Maccabees
Additions to the Book of Esther
The Wisdom of Solomon
Philo of Alexandria
2 Enoch
The Romans and the House of Herod
The Hasmoneans Give Way to Rome
Herod the Great
The House of Herod
The Roman Governors of Judea
Agrippa I
The Psalms of Solomon
Psalms of the Nation
Psalms of the Righteous and the Pious
Date and Provenance
The Testament of Moses-Revised
The Parables of Enoch (1 Enoch 37-71)
The Unfolding Drama
Date and Provenance
4 Maccabees
The Events
The Book of Biblical Antiquities (Pseudo-Philo)
Three Apocalyptic Responses to the Fall of Jerusalem
4 Ezra
2 Baruch
The Relationship between 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch
The Apocalypse of Abraham
Flavius Josephus
Josephus's Life and Career
Josephus's Writings
The History of the Jewish War
The Jewish Antiquities
The Life
Against Apion
Texts of Disputed Provenance
The Problem
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
The Testament of Reuben concerning Thoughts
The Testament of Simeon concerning Envy
The Testament of Levi concerning Priesthood and Arrogance
The Testament of Judah concerning Courage, the Love of Money, and Fornication
The Testament of Issachar concerning Simplicity
The Testament of Asher concerning the Two Faces of Vice and Virtue
The Testament of Joseph concerning Self-Control
Christian Provenance
The Testament of Job
The Testament of Abraham
The Life of Adam and Eve
The Greek Life of Adam and Eve
The Latin Life of Adam and Eve
Joseph and Aseneth
The Prayer of Manasseh
Major Figures in the Seleucid Dynasty
The Hasmonean House
The House of Herod
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors