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    Michael E. Stone(Author)

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Ancient Judaism questions a broad range of basic assumptions made by students of Second Temple Judaism and calls for a radical rethinking of approaches to Jewish history studies. Michael Stone challenges theologically conditioned histories of ancient Judaism devised by later orthodoxies, whether Jewish or Christian, and he stresses the importance of understanding religious experience as a major factor in the composition of ancient religious documents.Addressing the Dead Sea Scrolls and apocalyptic literature as well as recent theories, Stone emphasizes the stunning complexity of both the raw data and the resulting picture of Judaism in antiquity.

Michael E. Stone is professor emeritus of comparative religion and Armenian studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His many books include 4 Ezra: A Commentary on 4 Ezra, Adam's Contract with Satan, History of the Literature of Adam and Eve, and wo

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Michael E. Stone(Author)
  • Eerdmans (March 22, 2011)
  • English
  • 7
  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By Paul Villa on November 23, 2015

    Technical and precise analysis of issues related to pseudepigrapha and ancient Judaism, such as transmission history, presuppositions of the post-modern historian and apocalyptic thought. Not for the beginner. An excellent read for someone already steeped in Bible and critical history.


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