From The Maccabees To The Mishnah / Edition 2

From The Maccabees To The Mishnah / Edition 2

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by Shaye J. D. Cohen
     
 

In this new edition of a best-selling classic, Shaye Cohen offers a thorough analysis of Judaism's development from the early years of the Roman Empire to the formative period of rabbinic Judaism. Cohen's synthesis of religion, literature, and history offers deep insight into the nature of Judaism at this key period, including the relationship between Jews and

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In this new edition of a best-selling classic, Shaye Cohen offers a thorough analysis of Judaism's development from the early years of the Roman Empire to the formative period of rabbinic Judaism. Cohen's synthesis of religion, literature, and history offers deep insight into the nature of Judaism at this key period, including the relationship between Jews and Gentiles, the function of Jewish religion in the larger community, and the development of normative Judaism and other Jewish sects. In addition, Cohen provides clear explanations concerning the formation of the biblical canon and the roots of rabbinic Judaism. Now completely updated and revised, this book remains the clearest introduction to the era that shaped Judaism and provided the context for early Christianity.

The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664227432
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Series:
Library of Early Christianity Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
911,601
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Ancient Judaism : chronology and definitions1
2Jews and Gentiles19
3The Jewish "religion" : practices and beliefs51
4The community and its institutions99
5Sectarian and normative119
6Canonization and its implications167
7The emergence of rabbinic Judaism205

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