Introduction to Second Temple Judaism: History and Religion by Lester L. Grabbe

By Lester L. Grabbe

An across the world revered professional at the moment Temple interval offers a completely up to date creation to this significant zone of bible study. This advent, through a global chief within the box, presents definitely the right advisor to the second one Temple interval, its historical past, literature, and spiritual surroundings. Lester Grabbe magisterially courses the reader during the interval offering a cautious assessment of the main studied assets, the heritage surrounding them and many of the currents inside of Judaism on the time. This e-book could be a center textual content for classes at the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, in addition to Qumran, Intertestamental Literature and Early Judaism.

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Et al. Josephus (Loeb Classical Library; London: Heineman; Cambridge: Harvard, 1926–65). An older translation of Josephus from 1737 has been reprinted many times, most recently: The Works of Josephus: New Updated Edition (translator W. Whiston; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1987). English translations of Philo are provided by: The Works of Philo: New Updated Edition. Complete and Unabridged (translator C. D. Yonge; updated with foreword by David M. Scholer; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993). Introduction 37 Colson, F.

The sources are finite and are the basis of all studies on this period. If scholars differ, it is not usually because of using different sources but because of different interpretations and methodological approaches. This section focuses mainly on the literary sources. g. the Zenon papyri) are mentioned in later chapters. For information on the archaeology, see the information in my books listed at the end of the chapter. 1 Books of the Bible Several books of the Bible were written during the Second Temple period and serve as useful sources for certain sorts of information.

Pompey himself went into the Holy of Holies, but the next day he ordered the priests to repurify the temple and resume the cult. He did not loot or harm the temple itself. But the Hasmonaean kingdom had come to an end – almost exactly a century after the temple was restored under Judas Maccabaeus. 7 The Roman Yoke Pompey’s conquest of Jerusalem must have been a terrible blow to many Jews. Judah had been an independent nation for long enough that its position as a small subordinate province had been lost from living memory.

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