An Introduction to Early Judaism
By (author) James C. VanderKam
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Introduction to Early Judaism by James C. VanderKam
Book DescriptionOne of today's most respected scholars of biblical history and the Dead Sea Scrolls, James C. VanderKam here offers a superb new introduction to early Judaism. Based on the best, most recent archaeological research, this illustrated volume explores the history of Judaism during the Second Temple period (516 B.C.E. - 70 C.E.), describing the body of Jewish literature written during these centuries and the most important groups, institutions, and practices of the time. Particularly interesting are VanderKam's depiction of events associated with Masada and the Kokhba revolt, and his commentary on texts unearthed in places like Elephantine, Egypt, and Qumran. Written in the same accessible style as VanderKam's widely praised "Dead Sea Scrolls Today," this volume provides the finest classroom introduction to early Judaism available.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802846419
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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