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A History of the Jews in Babylonia I: The Parthian Period

A History of the Jews in Babylonia I: The Parthian Period

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2008

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Beginning with the reign of Mithridates I, Jacob Neusner portrays the struggles and successes of the Jewish people in Babylon. Detailing their social, economic, and educational life, he sets the growth and expansion of the Jewish people in the wider context of seismic cultural and political shifts in Babylonia and the surrounding empires.

Author Bio

Jacob Neusner (1932–2016) was a preeminent scholar of ancient Judaism and one of the most published authors ever, with more than 900 original volumes to his name. He was educated at Harvard University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the University of Oxford, and Yale University. He was research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Neusner’s work has been highly influential, if sometimes controversial. He pioneered applying “form criticism” to Rabbinic texts, and aimed at a humanistic and academic reading of ancient Jewish literature.

Nesuner’s works include the Jacob Neusner Jewish Studies Bundle (99 vols.).