Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity

Author: James M. Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521020689
Release Date: 2005-10-06
Genre: Religion

This 2002 book focuses on the pseudepigraphic Book of Jubilees and explores the neglected topic of ancient geographical conceptions.

Go Out and Study the Land Judges 18 2

Author: Aren M. Maeir
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004214132
Release Date: 2011-11-25
Genre: Religion

The volume contains the 22 papers presented to Hanan Eshel before his death, covering topics in archaeology, history, and textual studies, with a particular emphasis on aspects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, spanning the late Iron Age through late Antiquity.

Dark Mirrors

Author: Andrei A. Orlov
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438439532
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Religion

Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.


Author: James M. Scott
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004115803
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Religion

These seminal essays, written by an international group of eminent scholars, introduce the reader to the subject of restoration in a roughly chronological approach, beginning with the formative period (the Old Testament), followed by the Greco-Roman period, formative Judaism, and early Christianity.

Wages of Cross Bearing and Debt of Sin

Author: Nathan Eubank
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110304077
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Religion

This study analyzes Matthew’s economic language against the backdrop of other early Jewish and Christian literature and examines its import for the narrative as a whole. Careful attention to this neglected aspect of Matthew’s theology demonstrates that some of the Gospel’s central claims about atonement, Jesus’ death and resurrection, and divine recompense emerge from this conceptual matrix.

The Land and the Book

Author: Charles R. Page
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110503823
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Religion

This volume guides readers through the world of the Bible, the land where the decisive religious experiences of the ancient Israelites and the earliest Christians took place. One cannot understand Judaism or Christianity without knowing not only the history and culture but also the geography of the biblical lands. Here the authors bring together the fruits of contemporary historical and archaeological research to introduce the writings, events, and, most important the land of the Bible. The Land and the Book provides an overview of the geography and the history of the Bible by the use of brief descriptions of each of the major areas in which the events of the biblical narrative took place ( primarily Palestine, Egypt, and Syria) and reviews of the history of ancient Israel, beginning with the patriachs and continuing through the New Testament era and the crusader period to the present. Extensive archaeological and historical descriptions set the stage for a more thorough understanding of the biblical drama by detailing the natural environment of a site; the human artifacts, buildings, and structures discovered there; and the manner in which all illuminate the biblical material * Includes charts and descriptions of archaeological periods, a chronological chart of biblical events, and a glossary of terms-- helps the reader better understand the world of the Bible.

The Blackwell Companion to The New Testament

Author: David E. Aune
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444318942
Release Date: 2010-01-22
Genre: Religion

The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament is a detailed introduction to the New Testament, written by more than 40 scholars from a variety of Christian denominations. Treats the 27 books and letters of the New Testament systematically, beginning with a review of current issues and concluding with an annotated bibliography Considers the historical, social and cultural contexts in which the New Testament was produced, exploring relevant linguistic and textual issues An international contributor list of over 40 scholars represent wide field expertise and a variety of Christian denominations Distinctive features include a unified treatment of Luke through Acts, articles on the canonical Gospels, and a discussion of the apocryphal New Testament

Antiquity in Antiquity

Author: Gregg Gardner
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161494113
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the third century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.

The Jewish People in the First Century

Author: Shemuel Safrai
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9023214366
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Religion

Contains: Index of Sources; Geographical Index; Indes of Proper Names; Subject Index; Hebrew and Aramaic Words; Greek Words; Latin words; Survey of Contents of Volumes One and Two; Editors and Contributors of Volume One and Two; Errata Volume one.

On Earth As In Heaven

Author: James M. Scott
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004137967
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

This volume argues essentially that for the Book of Jubilees, a Jewish apocalyptic writing of the mid-second century BCE, the consummation of the ages will effect the restoration of sacred space and sacred time, so that all things correspond to God's original will for the creation on earth as in heaven.