Second Temple Studies (Volume 3) (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)
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About "Second Temple Studies (Volume 3) (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)"
This volume has a systematic approach to the Persian, Ptolemaic, Seleucid and Hasmonean period, correlating social contexts with the biblical and post-biblical literature that each period generated. The list of contributors includes many of the pioneers of the field of Second Temple sociology, such as Kenneth Hoglund, John Wright, Lester Grabbe, Richard Horsley, James Pasto, Robert Doran and the editors. The book, which also includes an introductory essay on the methods and outcomes of this kind of exercise, acts as an introduction to the agenda of interpreting biblical texts as social products.
Meet the Authors
Philip R Davies (Ed)
Emeritus Professor Philip Davies was educated at Oxford and (Ph.D., University of St Andrews), and he taught in Ghana before he was appointed at Sheffield.
His major interests are in intertestamental and rabbinic literature and in the Persian and Hellenistic periods. He is an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and has written four books on that subject: 1QM: The War Scroll from Qumran; Qumran; The Damascus Covenant and Behind the Essenes. He is co-author with John Rogerson of the textbook, The Old Testament World, and author of a book on Old Testament history, In Search of 'Ancient Israel'.
He and Professor Clines founded the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and he sits on the board of the Supplement Series of monographs.
He is also Executive Officer of the European Association of Biblical Studies and an Editor of Equinox Publishing.