Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters

Archaeology, iconography, and nonliterary written remains / Eric M. Meyers and A. Thomas Kraabel -- Jewish numismatics / Yaakov Meshorer -- Jewish Greek scriptures / Emanuel Tov -- The Bible rewritten (narratives) / Daniel J. Harrington -- ...

Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters

Archaeology, iconography, and nonliterary written remains / Eric M. Meyers and A. Thomas Kraabel -- Jewish numismatics / Yaakov Meshorer -- Jewish Greek scriptures / Emanuel Tov -- The Bible rewritten (narratives) / Daniel J. Harrington -- The Bible explained (prophecies) / Maurya P. Horgan -- The literary genre "testament" / Anitra Bingham Kolenkow -- The testamentary literature in recent scholarship / John J. Collins -- Narrative literature / Robert Doran -- Jewish historiography / Harold W. Attridge -- Apocalyptic literature / John J. Collins -- Wisdom literature / Burton L. Mack and Roland E. Murphy -- Jewish hymns, odes, and prayers (ca. 167 B.C.E.-135 C.E.) / James H. Charlesworth -- Reconstructions of r.

Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters

We have chosen to retain this aspect of the basic structure of Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters, however, and to follow the model of the first edition largely for practical reasons—in order to give the reader a quick ...

Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters

An essential resource for scholars and students Since the publication of the first edition of Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters in 1986, the field of early Judaism has exploded with new data, the publication of additional texts, and the adoption of new methods. This new edition of the classic resource honors the spirit of the earlier volume and focuses on the scholarly advances in the past four decades that have led to the study of early Judaism becoming an academic discipline in its own right. Essays written by leading scholars in the study of early Judaism fall into four sections: historical and social settings; methods, manuscripts, and materials; early Jewish literatures; and the afterlife of early Judaism.

Early Judaism

Jewish writings from the period of Second Temple present a rich and complex variety of first-hand materials.

Early Judaism

Jewish writings from the period of Second Temple present a rich and complex variety of first-hand materials. Here, the editors have updated their classic sourcebook on Jewish beliefs and practices to take into account current thinking about the sources.

Early Judaism and Modern Culture

Reformed theological point of view, Judaism and its ancient literature still did have a relevance — even more, ... Judaism research up to 1985, I refer to Robert Kraft and George Nickelsburg, Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters.

Early Judaism and Modern Culture

Gerbern Oegema has long been drawn to the noncanonical literature of early Judaism literature written during the time between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament (300 b.c.e. 200 c.e.). These works, many of which have been lost, forgotten, and rediscovered, are now being studied with ever-increasing enthusiasm by scholars and students alike. Although much recent attention has been given to the literary and historical merits of the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and other deutero- and extracanonical writings, Early Judaism and Modern Culture shows that it is also important to study these literary works from a theological perspective. To that end, Oegema considers the reception of early Jewish writings throughout history and identifies their theological contributions to many issues of perennial importance: ethics, politics, gender relations, interreligious dialogue, and more. Oegema demonstrates decisively that these books more than merely objects of academic curiosity have real theological and cultural relevance for churches, synagogues, and society at large today. Through engaging words, Gerbern Oegema invites his readers to appreciate the vibrant and advanced world of the early Jews and how they have left us insights and visions for modern culture. James H. Charlesworth Princeton Theological Seminary In an era when biblical theology is commonly approached from a narrow canonical perspective, Oegema s demonstration of the theological and historical significance of the noncanonical writings of ancient Judaism is refreshing and important. John J. Collins Yale Divinity School

The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity

... Neuen Testament Stuttgarter biblische Aufsatzbande Society of Biblical Literature SBL The Bible and its Modern Interpreters SBL Dissertation Series SBL Early Judaism and its Literature SBL Monograph Series SBL Septuagint and Cognate ...

The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity

This volume assembles several important studies that examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation. The various contributions investigate interpretation in the versions, in intertestamental traditions, in the New Testament, and in the rabbis and the targumim. The authors, who include well-known veterans as well as younger scholars, explore the differing ways in which the language of Scripture stimulates the understanding of the sacred text in late antiquity and gives rise to important theological themes. This book is a significant resource for any scholar interested in the interpretation of Scripture in and just after the biblical period.

Jesus Mark and Q

Early Judaism and its Modern Interpreters ( The Bible and its Modern Interpreters , 2 ; Philadelphia : Fortress Press , 1986 ) , pp . 1-30 ( 9-21 ) ; W.S. Green , ' Introduction : The Scholarly Study of Judaism and its ...

Jesus  Mark and Q

The first part of this collection is devoted to one of the key questions of the 'Synoptic Problem': the literary and christological relationship between Mark and Q. The second part deals with the 'Third Quest' for the historical Jesus, concentrating on his teaching and its cultural context. These interrelated themes each attract detailed analysis of their methodology as well as their impact on New Testament studies generally, providing a very useful introduction to the state of research in these important fields.

The Old Testament Miracle workers in Early Judaism

Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies . ... Roland , " Wisdom Literature ” , Early Judaism and its Modern Interpreters , ed . by Robert A. KRAFT and George W.E. NICKELSBURG , 371-410 .

The Old Testament Miracle workers in Early Judaism

"Erkki Koskenniemi analyzes the most important early Jewish texts, which attribute miracles to people mentioned in the Old Testament. His study is relevant for everyone investigating the miracles in early Judaism or early Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.

Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism 200 BCE CE 200

“Heresy without Orthodoxy: Josephus and the Rabbis on the Dangers of Illegitimate Jewish Beliefs.” Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting 1 (2014): 99–126. Klawans, Jonathan. ... Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters.

Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism  200 BCE CE 200

Resurrection of the dead represents one of the more enigmatic beliefs of Western religions to many modern readers. In this volume, C. D. Elledge offers an interpretation of some of the earliest literature within Judaism that exhibits a confident hope in resurrection. He not only aids the study of early Jewish literature itself, but expands contemporary knowledge of some of the earliest expressions of a hope that would become increasingly meaningful in later Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Elledge focuses on resurrection in the latest writings of the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the writings of other Hellenistic Jewish authors. He also incorporates later rabbinic writings, early Christian sources, and inscriptions, as they shed additional light upon select features of the evidence in question. This allows for a deeper look into how particular literary works utilized the discourse of resurrection, while also retaining larger comparative insights into what these materials may teach us about the gradual flourishing of resurrection within its early Jewish environment. Individual chapters balance a more categorical/comparative approach to the problems raised by resurrection (definitions, diverse conceptions, historical origins, strategies of legitimation) with a more specific focus on particular pieces of the early Jewish evidence (1 Enoch, Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus). Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200 provides a treatment of resurrection that informs the study of early Jewish theologies, as well as their later reinterpretations within Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

Salvation for the Righteous Revealed

Jesus amid Covenantal and Messianic Expectations in Second Temple Judaism Ed Condra. ––, and Robert A. Kraft. “Introduction: The Modern Study of Early Judaism.” In Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters, ed.

Salvation for the Righteous Revealed

The ethical emphasis in Jesus’ gospel proclamation is grounded in Second Temple Judaism, particularly the demand of covenantal obedience, sectarian revelation, and the apocalyptic hope. He affirms the necessity of righteousness by redefining it in relation to himself as Messiah.

Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah

This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), teh Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and works of Philo.

Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah

In the fully revised and expanded edition. Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinic works. This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), teh Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and works of Philo.

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Volume 3

... the Jews in Greco-Roman Antiquity: The State of the Question', in R. A. Kraft and G. W. E. Nickelsburg (eds), Early Judaism and its Modern Interpreters, 33–56; idem (2014) From the Maccabees to the Mishnah; L. L. Grabbe (1989) 'The ...

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period  Volume 3

This is the third volume of the projected four-volume history of the Second Temple period, collecting all that is known about the Jews from the period of the Maccabaean revolt to Hasmonean rule and Herod the Great. Based directly on primary sources, the study addresses aspects such as Jewish literary sources, economy, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Diaspora, causes of the Maccabaen revolt, and the beginning and end of the Hasmonean kingdom and the reign of Herod the Great. Discussed in the context of the wider Hellenistic world and its history, and with an extensive up-to-date secondary bibliography, this volume is an invaluable addition to Lester Grabbe's in-depth study of the history of Judaism.

The Firstborn Son in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition. ... The Crux of Election: Paul's Critique of the Jewish Confidence in the Election of Israel. ... Pages 239–247 in Early Judaism and its Modern interpreters.

The Firstborn Son in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

This book offers a study of the meaning of the firstborn son in the New Testament paying specific attention to the concept of primogeniture in the Old Testament and Jewish literature.

The Idea of Biblical Interpretation

find chapters such as " Palestinian Adaptations of Biblical Narratives and Prophecies " in Kraft and Nickelsburg , Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters , and " Stories of Biblical and Early Post - Biblical Times " and " The Bible ...

The Idea of Biblical Interpretation

In this Festschrift, James Kugel's creative scholarship in biblical interpretation provides the inspiration for a wide-ranging collection of essays that treat the history of Jewish and Christian scriptural interpretation from antiquity to the present

Theodicy and Predestination in Pauline Soteriology

Early Judaism and its Modern Interpreters . 1-30 . Ed . Kraft and Nickelsburg . ( The Bible and its modern interpreters 2 ) SBL . Atlanta : Scholars . 1986 . Nickelsburg , G.W.E. Stone , M.E. , Faith and Piety in Early Judaism .

Theodicy and Predestination in Pauline Soteriology

Timo Eskola presents a new way of understanding Paul's soteriology as a theology of predestination: God has cosigned all people to sin and condemnation. There is no basic dualism between the good and the bad. Since everybody needs salvation, the atonement of Christ is proof of God's ultimate faithfulness.

Noncanonical Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity

... Literature on Early Judaism If one looks at the period covered by Emil Schiirer's first printing of his History of the Jewish People in the Age ofJesus Christ, and Kraft and Nickelsburg's Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters, ...

 Noncanonical  Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity

Discusses ancient religious texts, especially the so-called 'non-canonical' texts, by focusing on how they were used or functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity.

Discovering the Traditions of Prose Prayers in Early Jewish Literature

Bowker, John 1969 The Targums and Rabbinic Literature: An Introduction to Jewish Interpretations of Scripture (Cambridge: ... Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters (The Bible and its Modern interpreters, 2; Philadelphia/atlanta: ...

Discovering the Traditions of Prose Prayers in Early Jewish Literature

In this volume Michael D. Matlock analyses five lengthy biblical prose prayers from the exilic and post-exilic period: Solomon's prayer (1 Kings 8.14-61), Ezra's prayer (Ezra 9.5-15), Nehemiah's prayer (Nehemiah 1.4-11), the Levites' prayer (Nehemiah 9.4-37), and the prayer of Daniel (Daniel 9:3-19). He also examines prayers from Second Temple literature including texts from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Philo and Josephus and texts from Qumran, and discusses the Septuagintal versions of the five biblical prayers and Targum Jonathan's treatment of Solomon's prayer. He offers a new English translation of each prayer, examines the prayers' rhetorical characteristics, and demonstrates how each prayer draws upon and reinterprets traditional images and materials. Matlock describes how each prayer relates to its larger narrative context and examines its functions within that context. Finally, he appraises the various similarities and differences in these prayers in terms of their different contexts in the Second Commonwealth period noting particular theologies and ideologies.

Ancient Israelite And Early Jewish Literature

Early Judaism and its Modern Interpreters (SBL Centennial Publications: The Bible and its Modern Interpreters, 2), Atlanta GA 1986. See, in addition, the introductions to the Old Testament by Bentzen, Eissfeldt, Weiser and Soggin as ...

Ancient Israelite And Early Jewish Literature

This introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) offers a literary and historical-critical approach, containing some religio-historical or theological explanations where appropriate.

Society the Sacred and Scripture in Ancient Judaism

Nickelsburg, G.W.E. Jewish Literature between the Bible and Mishnah (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983). Nickelsburg, G.W.E. and R.A. Kraft, eds., Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986).

Society  the Sacred and Scripture in Ancient Judaism

This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the Christian Era; (3) earliest rabbinic Judaism in the second century C.E> in the land of Israel; (4) Late Antique Talmudic Rabbinism, primarily inn Babylonia, down to the sixth century of the Christian Era. Lightstone attempts not only to describe these perceptions and relationships but also to account for them, to explore why scripture should be thus perceived. His imaginative approach to the challenging descriptive and theoretical tasks is influenced by literary and form-critical methods as well as by the methods and perspectives of social anthropology and sociology of the mind. This unique attempts at revising the perception of the character of scripture should arouse the interest of scholars and students of Ancient Judaism.

Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

George Nickelsburg here provides a broad and synthesizing picture of the results of the past fifty years of scholarship on early Judaism and Christianity.

Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

In the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, Christian scholars portrayed Judaism as the dark religious backdrop to the liberating events of Jesus' life and the rise of the early church. Since the 1950s, however, a dramatic shift has occurred in the study of Judaism, driven by new manuscript and archaeological discoveries and new methods and tools for analyzing sources. George Nickelsburg here provides a broad and synthesizing picture of the results of the past fifty years of scholarship on early Judaism and Christianity. He organizes his discussion around a number of traditional topics: scripture and tradition, Torah and the righteous life, God's activity on humanity's behalf, agents of God's activity, eschatology, historical circumstances, and social settings. Each of the chapters discusses the findings of contemporary research on early Judaism, and then sketches the implications of this research for a possible reinter-pretation of Christianity. Still, in the author's view, there remains a major Jewish-Christian agenda yet to be developed and implemented.

Early Judaism

Lester Grabbe, Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian: The Persian and Greek Periods (2 vols.; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992). Robert A. Kraft and George W. E. Nickelsburg, eds., Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters (Atlanta: ...

Early Judaism

Jewish writings from the period of Second Temple present a rich and complex variety of first-hand materials. Here, the editors have updated their classic sourcebook on Jewish beliefs and practices to take into account current thinking about the sources.