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T&t Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volumes I and II


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Contents for Volumes I and II Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations Part One: Introduction and survey of scholarship Part Two: Contexts of Second Temple Judaism 1. The Conquests of Alexander (332-323 B.C.E.) 2. The Diadochi (323-301 B.C.E.) 3. The Egyptian Ptolemies (301-198 B.C.E.) 4. The Syrian Seleucids (198-167 B.C.E.) 5. The Maccabean Revolt and the Hasmonean Dynasty (166-63 B.C.E.) 6. The Romans from Pompey to Hadrian (63 B.C.E.-135 C.E.) Part Three: The Literature of Second Temple Judaism A-Z Part Four: Topics - Second Temple Judaism A-Z

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This reference resource in two volumes provides the most up-to-date and complete guide for those studying early Judaism, particularly in relation to its literature and historical setting.

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Loren T. Stuckenbruck is Professor of New Testament and Second Temple Judaism at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Daniel M. Gurtner is Ernest and Mildred Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Seminary, USA.


This is an extraordinary resource for scholars and students of every level and area of interest. Top-rate contributors provide elegant, up-to-date essays for all texts as well as all categories of material evidence from, or pertaining to, the Second Temple period. In thoughtful, clear prose, Stuckenbruck's and Gurtner's opening chapters summarize scholarship on this era as well as present its overarching context. This is the rare project that meets the challenge of crafting a fully rounded, three dimensional picture of a critical place and time. The information here will comprise a starting point and launchpad for future research. * ANDREA M. BERLIN, Boston University, USA *
Drawing on the expertise of a host of scholars, the T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism fills a big gap as an essential guide to this burgeoning field. This rich reference resource will prove indispensable to students and scholars of the Bible and its contexts in antiquity. * JUDITH NEWMAN, University of Toronto, Canada *
The T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism is a distinguished reference work that will make a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of study it addresses. The editors and press are to be commended for creating a work with the ingredients one hopes to find in an encyclopedia: a lengthy list of well-chosen topics that offer both comprehensive and in-depth coverage, and an outstanding, diversified roster of contributors. * JAMES VANDERKAM, University of Notre Dame, USA *

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