Culled from The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism
, a monumental, groundbreaking reference work published in late 2010, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview
contains fifteen 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.Contributors
|John M. G. Barclay||Miriam Pucci Ben Zeev||Katell Berthelot|
|John J. Collins||Erich S. Gruen||Daniel C. Harlow|
|James L. Kugel||Adam Kolman Marshak||Steve Mason|
|James S. McLaren||Maren R. Niehoff||David T. Runia|
|Lawrence H. Schiffman||Chris Seeman||Gregory E. Sterling|
|Loren T. Stuckenbruck||Eibert Tigchelaar||Eugene Ulrich|
|Annewies van den Hoek||James C. VanderKam||Jürgen K. Zangenberg|
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Review of Biblical Literature
"What makes this volume so valuable is a condensation of some of the best scholarly reflections on early Judaism."
Reviews in Religion and Theology
"For those who want a substantial introduction to Early Judaism, this collection of essays by top scholars in the field is a superb overview of the subject. The issues are presented with clarity and the writers make sensible judgments about the evidence."
Near Eastern Archaeological Society Bulletin
"A helpful read for those who would like to gain a first understanding of Early Judaism."