Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period: Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh Lester L. Grabbe

ISBN: 9781134615629

Published: November 1st 2002

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448 pages


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Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period: Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh  by  Lester L. Grabbe

Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period: Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh by Lester L. Grabbe
November 1st 2002 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 448 pages | ISBN: 9781134615629 | 6.55 Mb

The developments in Judaism which occurred during the Second Temple period (c. 550 BC to 100 AD) were of great importance for the nature of Jewish religion in later centuries, yet few studies have examined the era in full. Now, Lester L. GrabbesMoreThe developments in Judaism which occurred during the Second Temple period (c. 550 BC to 100 AD) were of great importance for the nature of Jewish religion in later centuries, yet few studies have examined the era in full. Now, Lester L. Grabbes lucid and accessible volume provides a much-needed encyclopedic study and holistic interpretation of the period.

Topics examined include: views about God and the spirit world- the temple and priesthood- Scripture and synagogue- the main religious sects and revolutionary movements- eschatology and messianism- magic and predicting the future- religion in the Jewish diaspora- and convents and Godfearers. With an extensive, up-to-date bibliography, plus numerous helpful cross-references, summaries and syntheses, this volume is essential reading for scholars and students of the history of Jewish religion.



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