The Dictionary of Early Judaism

The Dictionary of Early Judaism

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The Dictionary of Early Judaism is the first reference work devoted exclusively to Second Temple Judaism (fourth century b.c.e. through second century c.e.). The first section of this substantive and incredible work contains thirteen major essays that attempt to synthesize major aspects of Judaism in the period between Alexander and Hadrian. The second and significantly longer section offers 520 entries arranged alphabetically. Many of these entries have cross-references and all have select bibliographies. Equal attention is given to literary and nonliterary (i.e. archaeological and epigraphic) evidence and New Testament writings are included as evidence for Judaism in the first century c.e. Several entries also give pertinent information on the Hebrew Bible. The Dictionary of Early Judaism is intended to not only meet the needs of scholars and students at which it succeeds admirably but also to provide accessible information for the general reader. It is ecumenical and international in character, bringing together nearly 270 authors from as many as twenty countries and including Jews, Christians, and scholars of no religious affiliation."show more

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  • Hardback | 1296 pages
  • 195.58 x 254 x 60.96mm | 2,744.22g
  • William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0802825494
  • 9780802825490
  • 411,678

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Darrell L. Bock Dallas Theological Seminary Up to date, replete with many fresh readings, and rooted in the complex historical context that was first century Corinth, this commentary is in touch with those issues that make 1 Corinthians so relevant for the church. Both useful and edifying, Ciampa and Rosner s work is a partner to keep close at hand as one probes this ethically relevant epistle. Richard Bauckham University of St. Andrews Two experts on 1 Corinthians provide detailed yet lucid exegesis of one of Paul s more difficult letters. I particularly appreciate the very full introduction, which covers many more topics than the usual introductions to a Pauline letter. Philip H. Towner Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship Here 1 Corinthians emerges as a unified and comprehensive exercise in radical theological and ethical reorientation, whereas past interpretations all too often defined its purposes merely in terms of addressing a list of various concerns. This clarification of Paul s agenda creates a compelling context for thinking about the shape of Christian faith today. "Journal of Hebrew Scriptures" Collins and Harlow are to be commended, as the dictionary will be a standard reference work for years to come, especially because of its uniqueness. The student and scholar working in this time period will no doubt find this dictionary to be the starting point for all their research. . . . Overall, I give my highest recommendation for this dictionary for all interested in Second Temple Judaism. "show more