9780827612655-0827612656-Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism

Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism

ISBN-13: 9780827612655
ISBN-10: 0827612656
Author: Simkovich, Malka Z.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780827612655
ISBN-10: 0827612656
Author: Simkovich, Malka Z.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Simkovich, Malka Z. wrote Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism comprising 384 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0827612656 and 9780827612655. Since then Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.08 or rent at the marketplace.

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Exploring the world of the Second Temple period (539 BCE–70 CE), in particular the vastly diverse stories, commentaries, and other documents written by Jews during the last three centuries of this period, Malka Z. Simkovich takes us to Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, to the Jewish sectarians and the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus, to the Cairo genizah, and to the ancient caves that kept the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. As she recounts Jewish history during this vibrant, formative era, Simkovich analyzes some of the period’s most important works for both familiar and possible meanings.

This volume interweaves past and present in four parts. Part 1 tells modern stories of discovery of Second Temple literature. Part 2 describes the Jewish communities that flourished both in the land of Israel and in the Diaspora. Part 3 explores the lives, worldviews, and significant writings of Second Temple authors. Part 4 examines how authors of the time introduced novel, rewritten, and expanded versions of Bible stories in hopes of imparting messages to the people.

Simkovich’s popular style will engage readers in understanding the sometimes surprisingly creative ways Jews at this time chose to practice their religion and interpret its scriptures in light of a cultural setting so unlike that of their Israelite forefathers. Like many modern Jews today, they made an ancient religion meaningful in an ever-changing world.

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