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The Resource Discovering Second Temple literature : the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism, Malka Z. Simkovich

Discovering Second Temple literature : the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism, Malka Z. Simkovich

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Discovering Second Temple literature : the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism
Title
Discovering Second Temple literature
Title remainder
the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism
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Malka Z. Simkovich
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Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the world of the Second Temple period (539 BCE-70 CE), in particular the vastly diverse stories, commentaries, and other documents written by Jews during the last three centuries of this period, the author takes us to Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, to the Jewish sectarians and the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus, to the Cairo genizah, and to the ancient caves that kept the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. As she recounts Jewish history during the vibrant, formative era, the author analyzes some of the period's most important works for both familiar and possible meanings. This volume interweaves past and present in four parts. Part 1 tells modern stories of discovery of Second Temple literature. Part 2 describes the Jewish communities that flourished both in the land of Israel and in the Diaspora. Part 3 explores the lives, world-views, and significant writings of Second Temple authors. Part 4 examines how authors of the time introduced novel, rewritten, and expanded versions of Bible stories in hopes of imparting messages to the people
Summary
Exploring the world of the Second Temple period (539 BCE–70 CE), in particular the vastly diverse stories, commentaries, and other documents written by Jews during the last three centuries of this period, Malka Z. Simkovich takes us to Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, to the Jewish sectarians and the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus, to the Cairo genizah, and to the ancient caves that kept the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. As she recounts Jewish history during this vibrant, formative era, Simkovich analyzes some of the period’s most important works for both familiar and possible meanings
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10749407
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DLC
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Simkovich, Malka Z
Dewey number
296.09/014
Index
index present
LC call number
BM176
LC item number
.S516 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Greek literature
  • Rabbinical literature
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Greek literature
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Rabbinical literature
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adult
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the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism
Label
Discovering Second Temple literature : the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism, Malka Z. Simkovich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: in search of the Second Temple era -- Timeline. Part 1 The modern recovery of Second Temple literature : The Cairo genizah -- Manuscripts and monasteries -- The Dead Sea Scrolls. Part 2 Jewish life in the Second Temple period : Jerusalem -- Alexandria -- Antioch. Part 3 The worldviews of Second Temple writers : The wisdom seekers -- The sectarians -- Interpreters of Israelite history -- Josephus Flavius. Part 4 The holy texts of Second Temple Judaism : The codified Bible -- Rewriting the Bible -- The expanded Bible -- Conclusion. Glossary of key names, places, and books -- Notes -- Bibliography -- General index -- Index by passage
Control code
on1012697891
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780827612655
Lccn
2017053350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012697891
Label
Discovering Second Temple literature : the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism, Malka Z. Simkovich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: in search of the Second Temple era -- Timeline. Part 1 The modern recovery of Second Temple literature : The Cairo genizah -- Manuscripts and monasteries -- The Dead Sea Scrolls. Part 2 Jewish life in the Second Temple period : Jerusalem -- Alexandria -- Antioch. Part 3 The worldviews of Second Temple writers : The wisdom seekers -- The sectarians -- Interpreters of Israelite history -- Josephus Flavius. Part 4 The holy texts of Second Temple Judaism : The codified Bible -- Rewriting the Bible -- The expanded Bible -- Conclusion. Glossary of key names, places, and books -- Notes -- Bibliography -- General index -- Index by passage
Control code
on1012697891
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780827612655
Lccn
2017053350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012697891

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