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A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period

Lester L Grabbe

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period

Lester L Grabbe

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What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? How do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This is the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, now available in paperback. Grabbe argues that there is a danger of seeing everything from a Judaeo-centric point of view, or using the biblical texts and out-of-date secondary material to provide the main perspective in understanding history, whereas any scholar writing about this period should also be familiar with the classical historians and the Near Eastern sources. Grabbe brings together and analyses the original sources, sifts and evaluates the secondary sources, develops a substantial historical synthesis, and points to areas where further research is needed. This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time. This is volume 47 in the Library of Second Temple Studies (formerly the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement series).

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In the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Lester Grabbe presents a comprehensive history of Yehud - the Aramaic name for Judah - during the Persian Period. Among the many crucial questions he addresses are: What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? And how do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time.

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What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? How do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This is the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, now available in paperback. Grabbe argues that there is a danger of seeing everything from a Judaeo-centric point of view, or using the biblical texts and out-of-date secondary material to provide the main perspective in understanding history, whereas any scholar writing about this period should also be familiar with the classical historians and the Near Eastern sources. Grabbe brings together and analyses the original sources, sifts and evaluates the secondary sources, develops a substantial historical synthesis, and points to areas where further research is needed. This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time. This is volume 47 in the Library of Second Temple Studies (formerly the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement series).
- Publisher

In the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Lester Grabbe presents a comprehensive history of Yehud - the Aramaic name for Judah - during the Persian Period. Among the many crucial questions he addresses are: What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? And how do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time.

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Meet the Author

Lester L Grabbe

Lester L. Grabbe (Ph.D., University of Claremont, DD., University of Hull), is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull, UK. He is both the author and editor of numerous books including Good Kings and Bad Kings; Ancient Israel; History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period (vol. 1); and Introduction to 1st Century Judaism.
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface; Part 1: Introduction; 1. Introduction; Part 2: Sources; 2. Archaeology: Material Remains And Artefacts; 3. Archaeology: Written Material; 4. Ezra-nehemiah (including 1 Esdras); 5. Other Biblical Books; 6. Persian, Mesopotamian And Egyptian Sources; 7. Greek And Latin Writers; Part 3: Society And Institutions; 8. Administration And Economy; 9. Society And Daily Living; 10. Religion: Temple, Cult And Practice; 11. Religion: Law, Scripture And Belief; Part 4: Historical Synthesis; 12. Early Persian Yehud; 13. Yehud In The Fifth Century; 14. Yehud In The Fourth Century; 15. A Holistic Perspective; Appendices; 1. The Question Of Persian Influence On Jewish Thought And Religion; 2. 'diaspora' Jewish Communities; Indexes; Names And Subjects; Citations; Modern Scholars

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  • Catalogue Code 250154
  • Product Code 0567043525
  • EAN 9780567043528
  • Pages 494
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date May 2006
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.686kg

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