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History of Judaism

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Jordan J. Ryan (Author)
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November 15, 2017

Reviewing what we now know about actual synagogues in the land of Israel and their public role in Jewish life and culture, Jordan J. Ryan shows that Gospel narratives placed in synagogues accurately reflect the ancient synagogue setting. He argues for the historical plausibility of the setting of these narratives and suggests that synagogue research must be a starting point for their interpretation. He further argues that Jesus’s efforts at the restoration of Israel were intentionally aimed at the synagogue as an institution of public and political life. 

Matthias Henze (Author)
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August 15, 2017

Do you want to understand Jesus of Nazareth, his apostles, and the rise of early Christianity? Reading the Old Testament is not enough, writes Matthias ...

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June 15, 2017

Reading the Book of Psalms in its original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading its citation and use in later interpretation, including the New Testament writings, ...

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April 1, 2017

Here an international team of scholars draws out the implications of the newest scholarship on the nature of apocalypticism for the variety of New Testament writings. Each ...

Alice Connor (Author)
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February 1, 2017

Women in the Bible aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to 21st-century people.

Women in the Bible—some of their ...

E. P. Sanders (Author)
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October 1, 2016

Few scholars have so shaped the contemporary debate on the relation of early Christianity to early Judaism as E. P. Sanders, and no one has produced a clearer or more distinctive vision of that relationship as it was expressed in the figure of Paul the apostle. 

E. P. Sanders (Author)
Release date: 
August 1, 2016

In this now-classic work, E. P. Sanders argues against prevailing views regarding the Judaism of the Second Temple period. 

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