eBook Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology, 1st Edition

  • Brad Embry
  • Archie T. Wright
  • Ronald Herms
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467449466
  • ISBN-13: 9781467449465
  • DDC: 296.1
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 1504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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This anthology offers more than seventy selections from Second Temple-era Jewish literature, each introduced and translated by a leading scholar in the field. Organized by genre, this two-volume anthology presents both complete works and substantial excerpts of longer works, giving readers a solid introduction to the major works of the era—the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, and the Septuagint (Apocrypha). The substantive introduction to each selection includes these elements: narrative description; author/provenance; date/occasion; text, language, sources, and transmission; theology; and reception during the Second Temple period. Additional student aids include a list of further readings on each selection, a section of maps, a glossary of biographical names, and a glossary of terms.