Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period by Michael F. Bird, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period

Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period

by Michael F. Bird
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801045639
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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."

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