Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple PeriodPaperback
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- Publisher: Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 15mm | 318g
- Publication date: 1 April 2012
- Publication City/Country: Ada, MI
- ISBN 10: 0801045630
- ISBN 13: 9780801045639
- Sales rank: 806,377
What was the extent and nature of Jewish proselytizing activity amongst non-Jews in Palestine and the Greco-Roman diaspora leading up to and during the beginnings of the Christian era? Was there a clear missional direction? How did Second-Temple Judaism recruit converts and gain sympathizers? This book strives to address these questions, representing an update of the discussion while also breaking new ground. A "source book" of key texts is provided at the end.
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Michael F. Bird (PhD, University of Queensland) is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College in Australia. He is also Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of "Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission" and "The Saving Righteousness of God," and is a co-contributor to the biblical studies blog "Euangelion."