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Mon 25 Jan 2021 @ 17:15

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Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea

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ISBN-13: 9780664229917
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 03/10/2007
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Judaism and Christianity both arose in times of empire, with roots in Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. In order to understand these religious movements, we must first understand the history and society of these imperial cultures. In these formative years, wisdom and apocalyptic traditions flourished as two significant religious forms. In Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, distinguished New Testament scholar Richard A. Horsley analyzes the function and meaning of these religious movements within their social context, providing essential background for the development of early Judaism and early Christianity. It is an ideal textbook for classes on the rise of Judaism or the Second Temple period, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls and Apocrypha.
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Richard A. Horsley

Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is a prolific author with twenty New Testament studies to his credit, including Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, published by WJK.

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Mon 25 Jan 2021 @ 17:15

RT @XScholarsReview"I cannot but recommend [this book] to all serious pastors and teachers of divinity, even for those who might not e… https://t.co/w0nQoNNKXQ