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Outside the Bible, 3-volume set - Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R5,387
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Outside the Bible, 3-volume set - Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (Hardcover, New): Louis H. Feldman, James L...

Outside the Bible, 3-volume set - Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (Hardcover, New)

Louis H. Feldman, James L Kugel, Lawrence H. Schiffman

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The Hebrew Bible is only part of ancient Israel's writings. Another collection of Jewish works has survived from late- and post-biblical times, a great library that bears witness to the rich spiritual life of Jews in that period. This library consists of the most varied sorts of texts: apocalyptic visions and prophecies, folktales and legends, collections of wise sayings, laws and rules of conduct, commentaries on Scripture, ancient prayers, and much, much more.

While specialists have studied individual texts or subsections of this vast library, Outside the Bible seeks for the first time to bring together all the major components into a single collection, gathering portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Septuagint, the biblical Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria and Josephus.

The editors have brought together these diverse works in order to highlight what has often been neglected; their common Jewish background. For this reason the commentaries that accompany the texts devote special attention to references to Hebrew Scripture and to issues of halakhah (Jewish law), their allusions to motifs and themes known from later Rabbinic writings in Talmud and Midrash, their evocation of recent or distant events in Jewish history, and their references to other texts in this collection.

The work of more than seventy contributing experts in a range of fields, Outside the Bible offers new insights into the development of Judaism and Early Christianity. This three-volume set of translations, introductions, and detailed commentaries is a must for scholars, students, and anyone interested in this great body of ancient Jewish writings.

The collection includes a general introduction and opening essays, new and revised translations, and detailed introductions, commentaries, and notes that place each text in its historical and cultural context. A timeline of the Second Temple Period, two appendixes (Books of the Bible; Second Temple Literature), and a general subject index complete the set.

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Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2013
First published: December 2013
Editors: Louis H. Feldman • James L Kugel • Lawrence H. Schiffman
Dimensions: 265 x 210 x 165mm (L x W x H)
Format: Hardcover
Volumes: 3
Pages: 2640
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8276-0933-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > General
LSN: 0-8276-0933-7
Barcode: 9780827609334

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