The Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) presents a fascinating look at ancient Middle Eastern religious belief and practice, daily life and culture, and the archaeological and textual history that form our current picture of the ancient Near East. The award-winning authors in the Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) challenge us to view this time in Jewish history with a fresh pair of eyes. While many periods in history have received intensive study, the late Second Temple in Judaism—the historical era into which Jesus was born, raised, and conducted his ministry—none was more consequential for the formation of the embryonic, nascent, and apostolic Christian communities and thus for the church across the ages.
In Tammi J. Schneider's An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion, readers are provided a succinct but comprehensive look at the fascinating world of ancient religious belief and practice in the Mesopotamian region. In Michael E. Stone's Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views, Stone examines with a critical eye some assumptions and axiomatic beliefs that have helped determine the direction of scholarship in the field of Second Temple Judaism during the last half-century. And with Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit, Jodi Magness focuses on aspects of Jewish daily life in late Second Temple Palestine, providing details on a broad spectrum of subjects—purification rituals, daily household tools, dining customs and communal meals, clothing and tzitzit, tombs and burial customs, and more.
These dynamic authors bring the ancient Near East to life with fresh and original perspectives making Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) a must-have for anyone interested in the Second Temple Period. Produced with scholarly rigor yet accessible to nonspecialists and students, with Logos Bible Software, these volumes are completely searchable and linked to the original language texts in your library. That makes the Logos edition of the Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) the most useful and accessible for students, pastors, those in the academic world, and laity.