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The Other in Second Temple Judaism
Essays in Honor of John J. Collins
HARDCOVER; Published: 2/8/2011
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6625-7
548 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6x9
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Dedicated to prominent biblical scholar John J. Collins, The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism explores the various ways in which Jews living in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (both in the land of Israel and the Diaspora) constructed their identity in relation to other Jews, pagans, and Christians.

The twenty-eight contributors -- comprising both seasoned scholars and rising stars in the field -- interact with Collins's work as they engage the book's unifying theme, focusing their efforts around five areas of scholarly inquiry that reflect the scope of Collins's distinguished career:
  • The Hebrew Bible and Its Reception
  • Wisdom
  • Apocalypticism
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Jews among Greeks and Romans


Contributors:
  • Susan Ackerman
  • Samuel L. Adams
  • Patricia Ahearne-Kroll
  • Shane Berg
  • Katell Berthelot
  • Shannon Burkes Pinette
  • Esther Chazon
  • Lorenzo DiTommaso
  • Robert Doran
  • Antonios Finitsis
  • Sean Freyne
  • Matthew Goff
  • Martin Goodmanv
  • Erich S. Gruen
  • Daniel C. Harlow
  • Daniel J. Harrington
  • Naomi S. Jacobs
  • Joel S. Kaminsky
  • Robert A. Kugler
  • Timothy H. Lim
  • Karina Martin Hogan
  • Yonatan Miller
  • Carol A. Newsom
  • George W. E. Nickelsburg
  • Susan Niditch
  • Rebecca Raphael
  • Eric D. Reymond
  • James C. VanderKam
REVIEWS
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"This is a worthy celebration of Collins's work and impact. The thematic organization renders this volume a valuable contribution to issues surrounding 'the Other' in Second Temple Judaism. It deploys a good mixture of historical, literary, methodological and comparative focus."
Journal of Theological Studies
"The academic quality of the collection is consistently high. . . . Remarkably cohesive. The volume is a fitting tribute to John J. Collins and a valuable resource."

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