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Title: The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 1: Introduction, the Persian Period
Author: Davies, W D Louis Finkelstein (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1984
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521218801
Volumes: 1; Pages: 495
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The first three volumes of The Cambridge History of Judaism cover the history of the Jews from the Exile in 5 87 B.C.E. to the early Roman period extending into the third century C.E. A comprehensive examination is made of all the relevant literary and archeological sources, and special attention is given to the interaction of Iranian, Semitic, Hellenistic and Roman cultures. The contributors include both Jewish and Gentile scholars from many countries, and this History thus helps to deliver the study of Jewish history and Christian origins from geographical and religious limitations, and contributes to a deeper understanding and a broader tolerance. This first volume opens with three introductory chapters to the work as a whole dealing with the geographical background, the chronology and the numismatic history of Judaism. The remainder of this volume concentrates on the Persian period, the two and a half centuries following the Babylonian Exile.ContributorsDenis Baly, Uriel Rappaport, Elias J. Bickerman, Ephraim Stern, Joseph Naveh, Jonas C. Greenfield, Peter Ackroyd, Gunther Wanke, Harmut Gese, Morton Smith, Mary Boyce, Shaud Shaked, M. Dandamayev, Edda Bresciani, Bezalel PortenContentsPrefaceList of abbreviationsPart I. Introduction1. The geography of Palestine and the Levant in relation to its history Denis Baly2. Numismatics Uriel Rappaport3. Calendars and chronology Elias J. BickermanPart II. The Persian Period: 4. The Persian empire and the political and social history of Palestine in the Persian period Ephraim Stern5. The archaeology of Persian Palestine Ephraim Stern6. Hebrew and Aramaic in the Persian period Joseph Naveh and Jonas C. Greenfield7. The Jewish community in Palestine in the Persia period Peter Ackroyd8. Prophecy and Psalms in the Persian period Gunther Wanke9. Wisdom literature in the Persian period Harmut Gese10. Jewish religious life in the Persian period Morton Smith11. Persian life in the Achemenid age Mary Boyce12. Iranian influence on Judaism: first century B.C.E. to second century C.E. Shaud Shaked13. The Diaspora: A. Babylonia in the Persian age M. DandamayevB. The Babylonian captivity Elias J. BickermanC. Egypt, Persian satrapy Edda BrescianiD. The Jews in Egypt Bezalel PortenBibliographiesIndexChronological table.