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2 Maccabees (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)

Jonathan Goldstein

2 Maccabees (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)

Jonathan Goldstein

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William F. Albright, Johns Hopkins University. C26 [d. 1971] Francis I. Andersen, University of Queensland, Australia (Emeritus). C24, C24A Markus Barth, University of Basel. C34, C34A, C34B [d. 1994] Adele Berlin, University of Maryland. C25A Helmut Blanke, Doctor of Theology from the University of Basel. C34B Joseph Blenkinsopp, University of Notre Dame. RL5 Robert G. Boling, McCormick Theological Seminary. C6, C6A John Bright, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond. C21 Raymond E. Brown, S.S., Union Theological Seminary, New York (Emeritus). C29, C29A, C30, RL1, RL8 George W. Buchanan, Wesley Theological Seminary. C36 Edward F. Campbell, Jr., McCormick Theological Seminary. C7 James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary. RL4 Mordechai Cogan, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C11 John J. Collins, University of Chicago. RL11 James L. Crenshaw, Duke Divinity School. C24C Mitchell Dahood, S.J., The Pontifical Biblical Institute. C16, C17, C17A [d. 1982] Alexander A. Di Lella, O.F.M., Catholic University of America. C23, C39 Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Jesuit Community, Boston College. C28, C28A, C33 J. Massyngberde Ford, University of Notre Dame. C38 David Noel Freedman, University of Michigan (Emeritus) and University of California, San Diego. General Editor. C24, C24A Victor P. Furnish, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. C32A Jonathan A. Goldstein, University of Iowa. C41, C41A Moshe Greenberg, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C22 Louis F. Hartman, C.SS.R., Catholic University of America. C23 [d. 1970]Delbert R. Hillers, Johns Hopkins University. C7A Luke Timothy Johnson, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. C37A Baruch A. Levine, New York University. C4 P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., Johns Hopkins University. C8, C9 John L. McKenzie, De Paul University. C20 [d. 1991] C. S. Mann, formerly Coppin State College. C26, C27 Amihai Mazar, Institute of Archaeology of Hebrew University, Jerusalem. RL2 John P. Meier, Catholic University of America. RL3, RL10 Doron Mendels, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. RL6 Carol L. Meyers, Duke University. C25B, C25C Eric M. Meyers, Duke University. C25B, C25C Jacob Milgrom, University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus). C3, C3A Carey A. Moore, Gettysburg College. C7B, C40, C40A, C44 Johannes Munch, Aarhus University. C31 [d. 1965] Jacob M. Myers, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg. C12, C13, C14, C42 [d. 1991] Jacob Neusner, University of South Florida at Tampa. RL9 Jerome H. Neyrey, University of Notre Dame. C37C William F. Orr, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. C32 [d. 1993] Brian Peckham, Regis College, Toronto University. RL7 Marvin H. Pope, Yale University (Emeritus). C7C, C15 Jerome D. Quinn, St. Paul Seminary. C35, C35A [d. 1988] Bo Ivar Reicke, University of Basel. C37 [d. 1987] Jack M. Sasson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. C24B R. B. Y. Scott, Princeton University. C18 [d. 1987] Patrick W. Skehan, Catholic University of America. C39 [d. 1980] Ephraim A. Speiser, University of Pennsylvania. C1 [d. 1965] Hayim Tadmor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C11 William C. Wacker, Master of Theology, St. Johns University. C35A James Arthur Walther, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Emeritus). C32 MosheWeinfeld, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C5 David Winston, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley (Emeritus). C43 G. Ernest Wright, Semitic Museum, Harvard University. C6 [d. 1974]

- Publisher "II Maccabees" continues the chronicle of the "Time of the Troubles" (167-64 B.C.E.), begun in "I Maccabees". It recounts the stories of conflict between militant Jews, led by Judas Maccabaeus, and their Hellenistic oppressors. Aside from the story of the struggle to control the temple and the holy city of Jerusalem, though, "II Maccabees" shares little in common with "I Maccabees". The second volume of reflections of Jewry in the generation following the Maccabaean revolt presents and evaluates the experience from its own unique perspective.How these events came to be written, who told the stories, and what reasons motivated such divergent yet parallel interpretations are the questions Jonathan A. Goldstein, translator and commentator on both Maccabaean histories, addresses here. Goldstein utilizes the full array of scholarly tools to examine the critical issues raised by "II Maccabees". By examining its language and style, its Hellenic yet Jewish flavor, its comparison and relationship to "I Maccabees", its use of sacred writings (Torah and Prophets), its historical context, and the role of the miraculous, Goldstein thoroughly elucidates this powerful account of a pivotal period in Jewish history.As the commentary makes clear, "II Maccabees" focuses on certain themes: miracles as God's tools for shaping history; the holiness of the Jerusalem temple; the dynamic relationship between the Hasmonaean rulers and their pious opponents; praise of martyrdom; the doctrine of resurrection. An abridgment of Jason of Cyrene's work, "II Maccabees" advances its own theological perspective to its Greek-speaking audience, refuting the Hasmonaean partisan's view that pervades "I Maccabees".

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William F. Albright, Johns Hopkins University. C26 [d. 1971] Francis I. Andersen, University of Queensland, Australia (Emeritus). C24, C24A Markus Barth, University of Basel. C34, C34A, C34B [d. 1994] Adele Berlin, University of Maryland. C25A Helmut Blanke, Doctor of Theology from the University of Basel. C34B Joseph Blenkinsopp, University of Notre Dame. RL5 Robert G. Boling, McCormick Theological Seminary. C6, C6A John Bright, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond. C21 Raymond E. Brown, S.S., Union Theological Seminary, New York (Emeritus). C29, C29A, C30, RL1, RL8 George W. Buchanan, Wesley Theological Seminary. C36 Edward F. Campbell, Jr., McCormick Theological Seminary. C7 James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary. RL4 Mordechai Cogan, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C11 John J. Collins, University of Chicago. RL11 James L. Crenshaw, Duke Divinity School. C24C Mitchell Dahood, S.J., The Pontifical Biblical Institute. C16, C17, C17A [d. 1982] Alexander A. Di Lella, O.F.M., Catholic University of America. C23, C39 Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Jesuit Community, Boston College. C28, C28A, C33 J. Massyngberde Ford, University of Notre Dame. C38 David Noel Freedman, University of Michigan (Emeritus) and University of California, San Diego. General Editor. C24, C24A Victor P. Furnish, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. C32A Jonathan A. Goldstein, University of Iowa. C41, C41A Moshe Greenberg, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C22 Louis F. Hartman, C.SS.R., Catholic University of America. C23 [d. 1970]Delbert R. Hillers, Johns Hopkins University. C7A Luke Timothy Johnson, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. C37A Baruch A. Levine, New York University. C4 P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., Johns Hopkins University. C8, C9 John L. McKenzie, De Paul University. C20 [d. 1991] C. S. Mann, formerly Coppin State College. C26, C27 Amihai Mazar, Institute of Archaeology of Hebrew University, Jerusalem. RL2 John P. Meier, Catholic University of America. RL3, RL10 Doron Mendels, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. RL6 Carol L. Meyers, Duke University. C25B, C25C Eric M. Meyers, Duke University. C25B, C25C Jacob Milgrom, University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus). C3, C3A Carey A. Moore, Gettysburg College. C7B, C40, C40A, C44 Johannes Munch, Aarhus University. C31 [d. 1965] Jacob M. Myers, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg. C12, C13, C14, C42 [d. 1991] Jacob Neusner, University of South Florida at Tampa. RL9 Jerome H. Neyrey, University of Notre Dame. C37C William F. Orr, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. C32 [d. 1993] Brian Peckham, Regis College, Toronto University. RL7 Marvin H. Pope, Yale University (Emeritus). C7C, C15 Jerome D. Quinn, St. Paul Seminary. C35, C35A [d. 1988] Bo Ivar Reicke, University of Basel. C37 [d. 1987] Jack M. Sasson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. C24B R. B. Y. Scott, Princeton University. C18 [d. 1987] Patrick W. Skehan, Catholic University of America. C39 [d. 1980] Ephraim A. Speiser, University of Pennsylvania. C1 [d. 1965] Hayim Tadmor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C11 William C. Wacker, Master of Theology, St. Johns University. C35A James Arthur Walther, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Emeritus). C32 MosheWeinfeld, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. C5 David Winston, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley (Emeritus). C43 G. Ernest Wright, Semitic Museum, Harvard University. C6 [d. 1974]
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"II Maccabees" continues the chronicle of the "Time of the Troubles" (167-64 B.C.E.), begun in "I Maccabees". It recounts the stories of conflict between militant Jews, led by Judas Maccabaeus, and their Hellenistic oppressors. Aside from the story of the struggle to control the temple and the holy city of Jerusalem, though, "II Maccabees" shares little in common with "I Maccabees". The second volume of reflections of Jewry in the generation following the Maccabaean revolt presents and evaluates the experience from its own unique perspective.How these events came to be written, who told the stories, and what reasons motivated such divergent yet parallel interpretations are the questions Jonathan A. Goldstein, translator and commentator on both Maccabaean histories, addresses here. Goldstein utilizes the full array of scholarly tools to examine the critical issues raised by "II Maccabees". By examining its language and style, its Hellenic yet Jewish flavor, its comparison and relationship to "I Maccabees", its use of sacred writings (Torah and Prophets), its historical context, and the role of the miraculous, Goldstein thoroughly elucidates this powerful account of a pivotal period in Jewish history.As the commentary makes clear, "II Maccabees" focuses on certain themes: miracles as God's tools for shaping history; the holiness of the Jerusalem temple; the dynamic relationship between the Hasmonaean rulers and their pious opponents; praise of martyrdom; the doctrine of resurrection. An abridgment of Jason of Cyrene's work, "II Maccabees" advances its own theological perspective to its Greek-speaking audience, refuting the Hasmonaean partisan's view that pervades "I Maccabees".
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Jonathan Goldstein

JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN is Professor of East Asian History at the State University of West Georgia and Research Associate of Harvard University's John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.

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  • Catalogue Code 276295
  • Product Code 9780300139976
  • ISBN 0300139977
  • EAN 9780300139976
  • Pages 624
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Yale University Press
  • Publication Date Mar 1995
  • Dimensions 229 x 155 x 37 mm
  • Weight 0.890kg

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