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Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament (2 vols.)

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, 2004–2011

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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
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
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Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament, vol. 1: Prayer and Agriculture

  • Author: David Instone-Brewer
  • Series: Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 482

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In Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament, vol. 1: Prayer and Agriculture David Instone-Brewer examines primary source texts relating to these subjects. The first section includes texts dealing with when and how to recite the Shema, the Eighteen Benedictions, and other blessings and prayers. The second section contains texts on a wide variety of considerations related to agriculture, including the “leftovers” to which the poor were entitled, tithing, “mixed” foods and other products, Sabbath Year activities, and offerings. For each rabbinic tradition considered, the supporting Hebrew source text is provided alongside an English translation.

Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament, vol. 2A: Feasts and Sabbaths

  • Author: David Instone-Brewer
  • Series: Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 400

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament, vol. 2A: Feasts and Sabbaths David Instone-Brewer examines primary source texts relating to these subjects. Topics of in-depth analysis include the Sabbath, communities for the Sabbath, Passovers, Temple tax, and the Day of Atonement. For each rabbinic tradition considered, the supporting Hebrew source text is provided alongside an English translation.

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.

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