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George W.E. Nickelsburg

George W. E. Nickelsburgis Emeritus Professor of Religion at the University of Iowa, where he taught for more than three decades. He is the author of seventy articles and several hundred dictionary and encyclopedia entries. Among his many works are Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters (co-editor; 1986), Jewish Literature between the Bible and the Mishnah, 2nd ed. (Fortress Press, 2005), and Early Judaism: Texts and Documents on Faith and Piety, Revised Edition (co-editor; Fortress Press, 2009).

Book List

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October 1, 2012

1 Enoch was an important and popular text in ancient Judaism, well attested among the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of Jewish origins...

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December 27, 2011

Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinic works.

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October 1, 2011

1 Enoch presents interpreters with a complex knot of interrelated puzzles concerning the history of early Judaism, the trajectories of wisdom and apocalyptic...

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May 1, 2010
In this fully revised and expanded edition, Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or...
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June 19, 2009
Jewish writings from the period of Second Temple present a rich and potentially overwhelming variety of first-hand materials. George W. E. Nickelsburg and...
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August 22, 2003
In the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, Christian scholars portrayed Judaism as the dark religious backdrop to the liberating events of...
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November 19, 2001

The first exhaustive commentary on this work since 1773. 1 Enoch is one of the most intriguing books in the Pseudepigrapha (Israelite works outside the...