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Title: Studies in Jewish and Christian History: A New Edition in English including The God of the Maccabees (2 Volumes)
Author: Bickerman, Elias J
Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2015
Paperback; ISBN: 9781628370331
Volumes: 2; Pages: 1302
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Elias Bickerman's Studies in Jewish and Christian History and The God of the Maccabees are foundational studies for students and scholars of Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity. This two-volume paperback set makes these texts available in a convenient format.
* Paperback format of an essential Brill reference set
* English translation of key studies
* Introduction by Martin Hengel
Volume one. Preface to the new edition / M. Hengel ; Preface to the original edition / E.J. Bickerman ; Foreword / A. Tropper ; Foreword / the editors of the series ; Foreword / A.I. Baumgarten ; Introduction to the original edition (part three) : Elias J. Bickerman / A.I. Baumgarten ; Introduction: Elias J. Bickerman : recollections of a great classical scholar from St Petersburg / M. Hengel ; Cutting a covenant ; The two mistakes of the Prophet Jonah ; The edict of Cyrus in Ezra ; The dating of Pseudo-Aristeas ; Some notes on the transmission of the Septuagint ; The Septuagint as a translation ; Two legal interpretations of the Septuagint ; The colophon of the Greek Book of Esther ; Notes on the Greek Book of Esther ; The date of Fourth Maccabees ; The date of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs ; A question of authenticity: the Jewish privileges ; The Seleucid Charter for Jerusalem ; A Seleucid proclamation concerning the temple in Jerusalem ; A document concerning the persecution by Antiochos IV Epiphanes ; A Jewish festal letter of 124 B.C.E. ; Heliodorus in the Temple in Jerusalem ; The Maccabees of Malalas ; The warning inscriptions of Herod's Temple ; Ritual murder and the worship of an ass ; The chain of the Pharisaic tradition ; The Maxim of Antigons of Socho ; The civic prayer for Jerusalem
Volume two. Blessing and prayer ; The altars of gentiles a note on the Jewish "Ius Sacrum" ; The Jewish historian Demetrios ; Anadeixis ; John the Baptist in the wilderness ; The Herodians ; The Messianic secret and the composition of the Gospel of Mark ; The recognition of Christ in the Gospels (Latens Deus) ; The empty tomb ; Utilitas Crucis ; The name of Christians ; Pliny, Trajan, Hadrian and the Christians ; On the old Russian version of Flavius Josephus ; Literary forgeries in classical antiquity ; On religious phenomenology ; Symbolism in the Dura Synagogue ; On the theology of figurative art: a recent study by E.R . Goodenough ; Anonymous Gods ; Nebuchadnezzar and Jerusalem ; The generation of Ezra and Nehemiah ; On the margins of scripture ; The God of the Maccabees : studies on the meaning and origin of the Maccabean Revolt.