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The Literature of the Sages (Second Part)

Shmuel SafraiZeev SafraiJoshua SchwarzPeter J Tomson

The Literature of the Sages (Second Part)

Shmuel SafraiZeev SafraiJoshua SchwarzPeter J Tomson

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This long-awaited companion volume to The Literature of the Sages, First Part (Fortress Press, 1987) brings to completion Section II of the renowned Compendia series, published cooperatively with Van Gorcum of Amsterdam.The Literature of the Sages, Second Part, explores the literary creation of thousands of ancient Jewish teachers, the often- anonymous Sages of late antiquity and the Middle Ages. Essays by premier scholars provide a careful and succinct analysis of the content and character of various documents, their textual and literary forms, with particular attention to the ongoing discovery and publication of new textual material.Incorporating groundbreaking developments in research, these essays give a comprehensive presentation published here for the first time. This volume will prove an important reference work for all students of ancient Judaism, the origins of Jewish tradition, and the Jewish background of Christianity.

- Publisher * Essays by world-renowned scholars introduce the wisdom of Judaism's sages * Careful attention to literary genres and recent discoveries make this an indispensable reference work

- Publisher

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About "The Literature of the Sages (Second Part)"

This long-awaited companion volume to The Literature of the Sages, First Part (Fortress Press, 1987) brings to completion Section II of the renowned Compendia series, published cooperatively with Van Gorcum of Amsterdam.The Literature of the Sages, Second Part, explores the literary creation of thousands of ancient Jewish teachers, the often- anonymous Sages of late antiquity and the Middle Ages. Essays by premier scholars provide a careful and succinct analysis of the content and character of various documents, their textual and literary forms, with particular attention to the ongoing discovery and publication of new textual material.Incorporating groundbreaking developments in research, these essays give a comprehensive presentation published here for the first time. This volume will prove an important reference work for all students of ancient Judaism, the origins of Jewish tradition, and the Jewish background of Christianity.
- Publisher

* Essays by world-renowned scholars introduce the wisdom of Judaism's sages * Careful attention to literary genres and recent discoveries make this an indispensable reference work
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Shmuel Safrai

Zeev Safrai is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University.

Zeev Safrai

Zeev Safrai is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University.

Peter J Tomson

Peter J. Tomson is Professor of New Testament and Patristics at the University of Brussels Theological Faculty in Belgium. He is co-editor of The Image of the Judaeo- Christians in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature (2003) and author of Paul and the Jewish Law (Fortress Press, 1990).

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  • Catalogue Code 270454
  • Product Code 9780800606060
  • ISBN 080060606X
  • EAN 9780800606060
  • Pages 772
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Judaism
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2007
  • Sales Rank #54027
  • Dimensions 238 x 169 x 54 mm
  • Weight 1.439kg

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