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Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview

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Eerdmans 2012

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Culled from [product product-id="9934"]], a monumental, groundbreaking reference work published in late 2010, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview contains 15 first-rate essays from a diverse group of internationally renowned scholars. This volume provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview available of Judaism in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.

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Key Features

  • Contains first-rate essays from a diverse group of international renowned scholars
  • Provides an authoritative overview of Judaism in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods


  • “Early Judaism in Modern Scholarship” by John J. Collins
  • “Jewish History from Alexander to Hadrian” by Chris Seeman and Adam Kolman Marshak
  • “Judaism in the Land of Israel” by James C. VanderKam
  • “Judaism in the Diaspora” by Erich S. Gruen
  • “The Jewish Scriptures: Texts, Versions, Canons” Eugene Ulrich
  • “Early Jewish Biblical Interpretation” by James L. Kugel
  • “Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha” by Loren T. Stuckenbruck
  • “The Dead Sea Scrolls” by Eibert Tigchelaar
  • “Early Jewish Literature Written in Greek” by Katell Berthelot
  • “Philo” by Gregory E. Sterling, David T. Runia, Maren R. Niehoff, and Annewies van den Hoek
  • “Josephus” by Steve Mason, James S. McLaren, and John M. G. Barclay
  • “Archaeology, Papyri, and Inscriptions” by Jürgen K. Zangenberg
  • “Jews among Greeks and Romans” by Miriam Pucci Ben Zeev
  • “Early Judaism and Early Christianity” by Daniel C. Harlow
  • “Early Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism” by Lawrence H. Schiffman

Praise for the Print Edition

I do not think there is now a better guide to early Judaism than The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism. . . . Opens a door into a fascinating and compelling world of ideas, texts, and practices.

—John Barton in Times Literary Supplement

It is difficult to overstate how impressive the volume is in terms of scope, quality of scholarship, and number of high-level contributors. . . . The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism is bound to be a classic reference text for the next generation. It is more than worth its weight in gold - which, given the bulky nature of the book, is quite considerable

Trinity Journal

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About James H. Charlesworth

John J. Collins is Holmes professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School and has served as president of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. His many books include Beyond the Qumran Community, King and Messiah as Son of God, The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age, The Apocalyptic Imagination and coeditor of The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism

Daniel C. Harlow is professor of biblical, early Jewish, and early Christian studies at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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