Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament (2 vols.)
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The Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament collection provides significant insights into Jewish thought and practice prior to the destruction of the Second Temple in AD 70. These volumes present rabbinic sources relating to prayer, agriculture, feasts, and Sabbaths. Author David Instone-Brewer thoroughly discusses the meaning and importance of each rabbinic tradition for Second Temple Judaism, and also analyzes their presence in the New Testament writings. Students of Judaism and Christianity, as well as anyone interested in Old Testament scholarship, will find this collection a useful reference work.
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- Analyzes rabbinic sources relating to prayer, agriculture, feasts, and Sabbaths
- Presents rabbinic sources in both Hebrew and English for side-by-side comparison
- Discusses the presence of rabbinic traditions in the New Testament
Praise for Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament
This ambitious project will be welcomed warmly by all who are interested in first-century Judaism, for it meets a long-felt need. How do we isolate and interpret rabbinic writings that come from the first century C.E.? David Instone-Brewer faces this complex question squarely. His comments are scholarly and rigorous yet accessible to a wide range of readers.
—Graham Stanton, Emeritus Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
- Title: Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament
- Author: David Instone-Brewer
- Series: Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 882
About David Instone-Brewer
David Instone-Brewer is senior research fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge, and a member of the divinity faculty at the University of Cambridge.