The Late Second Temple Period (c. 200 BC to 70 AD) was a period of intense social changes for the Jewish people. During this period, the Jewish people experienced a Syrian king defiling the Jerusalem Temple, the Maccabean Revolt, the celebration of Hanukkah, the establishment of a competing Jewish temple in Egypt, and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. During this time, Jews spread out all over the Diaspora. The turmoil and the lack of visible cohesion have led many scholars to argue that there was no Jewish unity and no distinguishable Jewish identity in this time period. This book argues against this trend in academia, and posits that a strong Jerusalem tradition unified the Jewish people.
About the Author:
Heerak Christian Kim is Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at Asia Evangelical College and Seminary
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About the Author
Heerak Christian Kim is Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at Asia Evangelical College and Seminary. He held the prestigious Lady Davis Fellowship in the State of Israel (1996-1997). He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Jewish Law and Identity.
Table of Contents
The Old Testament 7
Intertestamental Literature 45
The New Testament 111
About the Author 169