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Alexander To Constantine

Author : Eric M. Meyers
ISBN : 9780300174830
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes that impacted world history during the Greco-Roman period. The authors demonstrate how the transformation of the ancient Near East under the influence of the Greeks and then the Romans led to foundational changes in both the material and intellectual worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the two disastrous Jewish revolts against Rome, and its full incorporation into the Roman Empire provide a background for the emergence of Christianity. The authors observe in the archaeological record how Judaism and Christianity were virtually undistinguishable for centuries, until the rise of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine. The only book-length overview available that focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in this period, this comprehensive and powerfully illuminating work sheds new light on the lands of the Bible.
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The Oxford Handbook Of The Writings Of The Hebrew Bible

Author : Donn Morgan
ISBN : 9780190900526
Genre : Religion
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This Oxford Handbook is a serious resource for the study of the literature of the Writings (Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles, Daniel) of the Hebrew Bible, including its context and its scriptural/canonical shape and reception. A first section provides an overview of the post-exilic period in which much of the Writings was written, focusing on history, archeology, and the development of major literary traditions, all of which provide the context for understanding and interpreting this literature. A second section contains creative studies of the books in the Writings, focusing on structure, purpose, and distinctive characteristics of this very diverse literature. A third section looks at the Writings from larger and longer perspectives including the ancient Near East, developing Judaism and Christianity, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, music and the arts, and its canonization and reception by Judaism and Christianity. This handbook has a focus on the special character and shape of the Writings as scripture and canon, including the recurring issues of diversity and difference, dates of canonization, its special relationship to other scripture and canon (Torah, Prophets, New Testament), and its interpretation in religious and non-religious communities.
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The Dawn Of Christianity

Author : Robert C. Knapp
ISBN : 9781782830214
Genre : History
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Exploring the origins of Christianity, this book looks at why it was that people first in Judea and then in the Roman and Greek Mediterranean world became susceptible to the new religion. Robert Knapp looks for answers in a wide-ranging exploration of religion and everyday life from 200 BC to the end of the first century. Survival, honour and wellbeing were the chief preoccupations of Jews and polytheists alike. In both cases, the author shows, people turned first to supernatural powers. According to need, season and place polytheists consulted and placated vast constellations of gods, while the Jews worshipped and contended with one almighty and jealous deity. Professor Knapp considers why any Jew or polytheist would voluntarily dispense with a well-tried way of dealing with the supernatural and trade it in for a new model. What was it about the new religion that led people to change beliefs they had held for millennia and which in turn, within four centuries of the birth of its messiah, led it to transform the western world? His conclusions are as convincing as they are sometimes surprising.
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Ezechiel 21 37

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Genre : Bible
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Calwer Bibelatlas

Author : Wolfgang Zwickel
ISBN : 376683701X
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Judaica Et Hellenistica

Author : Martin Hengel
ISBN : 316147418X
Genre : Religion
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English summary: Um diese Lebensphase zu erhellen, ziehen die Autoren in bewundernswerter Detailarbeit eine Fulle von unterschiedlichen Quellen heran und werten diese kritisch aus. Uberhaupt lasst sich sagen, dass hier das Herz der Verfasser schlagt. Sie wollen im besten Sinne des Wortes historisch-kritisch arbeiten, d.h. die Quellen zu Wort kommen lassen und ihnen nicht mit Vorurteilen begegenen. ... Es ist eine anregende und auch aufrgende Lekture; das liegt nicht zuletzt auch an den Fussnoten, in denen machens kritische Wort zu lesen ist.Michael Schroder in Jahrbuch fur Evangelikale Theologie 1999 / 2000, S. 131-132 eine] Arbeit..., an der jede seriose Paulusforschung auf lange Zeit nicht vorbeikommen wird.Marco Frenschkowski in Biblische Bucherschau 2000, S. 98 German description: Aus Rezensionen: Insgesamt bietet dieser Sammelband nach den beiden grundlegenden Beitragen des Verfassers zum Thema Judentum und Hellenismus einen weiteren Meilenstein auf diesem Gebiet der Forschung, mit dem mehr als ein Neutestamentlicher nur von ungefahr vertraut ist.A. Fuchs in Studien zum Neuen Testament und seiner Umwelt 1998Martin Hengel's contribution to Judaeo-Greek studies has been, and continues to be, considerable. ... I defy anyone not to come away from this collection full of new information about and new insights into the Jewish Hellenistic world. The footnotes are a wonderful resource themselves.James Carleton Paget in Bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies 1997, p. 18
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