Second Temple Judaism

A list of the best books on Second Temple Judaism ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.

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Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine Van Der Toorn, Karel 288 AYBRL 2019
Tradition and Interpretation in Early Judaism Vermes, Geza LSTS 2008
Chaos and the Son of Man: The Hebrew Chaoskampf Tradition in the Period 515 BCE to 200 CE Angel, Andrew 256 LSTS 2006
Classifying the Aramaic Texts from Qumran: A Statistical Analysis of Linguistic Features Starr, John 272 LSTS 2016
The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Texts Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 477 2017
First Christian Century in Judaism and Christianity: Certainties and Uncertainties Sandmel, Samuel 256 1969
The Exodus Story in the Wisdom of Solomon A Study in Biblical Interpretation By : 	 Published: 	Cheon, Samuel 176 LSTS 1997
The New Jerusalem Scroll from Qumran: A Comprehensive Reconstruction Chyutin, Michael 167 LSTS 1997
The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Studies in Language and Tradition eds. Evans, Craig A. 492 LSTS 2000
Portraits of Adam in Early Judaism Levison, John R. 260 LSTS 2015
History of the Qumran Community: An Investigation Callaway, Phillip R. 270 LSTS 1988
Do You Not Remember? Scripture, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo Fisk, Bruce Norman 376 LSTS 2001
The Epistle of Second Baruch: A Study in Form and Message Whitters, Mark 212 LSTS 2003
The Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period Lorein, G. W. 272 LSTS 2004
Of Scribes and Sages: Volume 2: Early Jewish Interpretation and Transmission of Scripture Evans, Craig A. 240 LSTS 2004
The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shephe Humphrey, Edith McEwan 192 LSTS 1995
The Five Fragments of the Apocryphon of Ezekiel: A Critical Study Mueller, James R. 196 LSTS 1994
Angels at Qumran: A Comparative Study of 1 Enoch 1-36, 72-108 and Sectarian Writings from Qumran Davidson, Maxwell J. 390 LSTS 1992
The Messiah in the Temple: The Symbolism and Significance of the Second Temple in Light of the New Testament Liebi, Roger 655 2012
Jesus and Land: Sacred and Social Space in Second Temple Judaism Wenell, Karen J. 192 LNTS 2007
4Q Pesher Nahum: A Critical Edition Doudna, Gregory 836 LSTS 2002
Jerusalem and the Early Jesus Movement: The Q Community's Attitude toward the Temple Han, Kyu Sam 250 LNTS 2002
 The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism eds. Collins, John J.; Harlow, Daniel C. 1296 2010
Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview eds. Collins, John J.; Harlow, Daniel C. 464 2013
Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: some rabbinic elements in Pauline theology (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 5) Davies, W. D. 403 1970
The Damascus Covenant: An Interpretation of the 'Damascus Document' Davies, Philip R. 267 LHBOTS 1983
Phinehas, the Sons of Zadok, and Melchizedek: Priestly Covenant in Late Second Temple Texts Chang, Dongshin Don 254 LSTS 2016
Vulnerability and Valour A Gendered Analysis of Everyday Life in the Dead Sea Scrolls Communities Keady, Jessica M. 240 LSTS 2017
Scrolls, Scriptures and Early Christianity Vermes, Geza 96 LSTS 2005
New Directions in Qumran Studies Lyons, William John; Campbell, Jonathan G.; Pietersen, Lloyd Keith 240 LSTS 2005
From Death to Life: Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth Chesnutt, Randall D. 312 LSTS 1995
Time and Times and Half a Time: Historical Consciousness in the Jewish Literature of the Persian and Hellenistic Eras Fröhlich, Ida 248 LSTS 1996
Jewish Apocalyptic and its History Sacchi, Paolo 290 LSTS 1996
Jewish Local Patriotism and Self-Identification in the Graeco-Roman Period eds. Jones, Siân; Pearce, Sarah 160 LSTS 1998
Flavius Josephus, between Jerusalem and Rome Bilde, Per 272 LSTS 1988
On Scrolls, Artefacts and Intellectual Property eds. Lim, Timothy H.; MacQueen, Hector; Carmichael, Calum M. 272 LSTS 2001
Bread, Wine, Walls and Scrolls Broshi, Magen 314 LSTS 2001
Knowing the End From the Beginning: The Prophetic, Apocalyptic, and their Relationship eds. Grabbe, Lester L.; Haak, Robert D. 240 LSTS 2003
Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire eds. Barclay, John M. G. 184 LSTS 2004
Rewriting the Testament of Solomon: Tradition, Conflict and Identity in a Late Antique Pseudepigraphon Klutz, Todd E. 192 LSTS 2005
Transmission of Biblical Texts in Qumran: The Case of the Large Isaiah Scroll 1QIsa [superscript A]  Front Cover   Pulikottil, Paulson 240 LSTS 2001
Understanding Josephus: Seven Perspectives eds. Mason, Steven 250 LSTS 1998
The Anointed and his People: Messianic Expectations from the Maccabees to Bar Kochba Oegema, Gerbern S. 327 LSTS 1998
Eschatology in the Theodicies of 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra Willett, Tom 168 LSTS 1997
Temple Scroll Studies: Papers Presented at the International Sumposium on the Temple Scroll eds. Brooke, George J. 299 LSTS 1989
Jewish Civilization in the Hellenistic-Roman period eds. Talmon, Shemaryahu 269 LSTS 1991
Cosmos, Chaos and the Kosher Mentality Bryan, David J. 352 LSTS 2015
Non-Retaliation in Early Jewish and New Testament Texts: Ethical Themes in Social Contexts Zerbe, Gordon 320 LSTS 2015
The Pseudepigrapha and Early Biblical Interpretation eds. Charlesworth, James H.; Evans, Craig A. 319 LSTS 1993
Thunder in Gemini and Other Essays on the History, Language and Literature of Second Temple Palestine Wise, Michael Owen 265 LSTS 1994
Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies Sanders, Ernest P. 544 2016
God among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader Samples, Kenneth Richard 288 2017
The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism Thornhill, A. Chadwick 336 2015
The Immerser: John the Baptist Within Second Temple Judaism Taylor, Joan 380 SHJ 1997
Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period: A Guide for New Testament Students (Christian Classics Bible Studies) Helyer, Larry R. 528 2002
Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity Miller, David M.; Wendel, Susan J. 285 2016
Texts and Traditions: Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. 777 1997
Border Lines: the partition of Judaeo-Christianity (Divinations) Boyarin, Daniel 392 2004
A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel 192 2015
A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity Boyarin, Daniel 400 1997
From Text to Tradition: A History of Second Temple Rabbinic Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. 299 1991
Paul and Judaism Revisited: A Study of Divine and Human Agency in Salvation Sprinkle, Preston M. 256 2013
Copper Scroll Studies Brooke, George J.; Davies, Philip R. 362 LSTS 2004
Templum Amicitiae: Essays on the Second Temple Presented to Ernst Bammel eds. Horbury, William 519 LNTS 1991
Architecture and Utopia in the Temple Era Chyutin, Michael 304 LSTS 2006
The Mystical Texts Alexander, Philip S. 192 LSTS 2006
Normative and Sectarian Judaism in the Second Temple Period Weinfeld, Moshe 342 LSTS 2005
Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World Mendels, Doron 181 LSTS 2004
Land, Center and Diaspora Jewish Constructs in Late Antiquity Gafni, Isaiah 138 LSTS 1997
Disciples of the Beloved One: The Christology, Setting and Theological Context of the Ascension of Isaiah Knight, Jonathan 364 LSTS 1997
Turbulent Times? Josephus and Scholarship on Judaea in the First Century CE McLaren, James S. 312 LSTS 1998
A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research 1850-1999 DiTommaso, Lorenzo 1072 LSTS 2001
Abraham Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham Ludlow, Jared 222 LSTS 2002
Of Scribes and Sages: Volume 1: Early Jewish Interpretation and Transmission of Scripture eds. Evans, Craig A. 224 LSTS 2004
The Herodian Dynasty: Origins, Role in Society and Eclipse Kokkinos, Nikos 518 LSTS 2004
Four Powers in Heaven: Interpretation of Daniel 7 in the Testament of Abraham Munoa, Phillip B. 160 LSTS 1998
Revealed Histories: Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography Hall, Robert G. 288 LSTS 2015
Mysteries and Revelations: Apocalyptic Studies since the Uppsala Colloquium eds. Collins, John J.; Charlesworth, James H. 172 LSTS 1991
Second Corinthians in the Perspective of Late Second Temple Judaism eds. Bieringer, Reimund; Nathan, Emmanuel; Pollefeyt, Didier; Tomson, Peter J. 350 CRINT 2014
Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea Horsley, Richard A. 274 2007
The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred Regev, Eyal 496 AYBRL 2019
Matthew within Sectarian Judaism Kampen, John 336 AYBRL 2019
Reconstructing the First-Century Synagogue: A Critical Analysis of Current Research Catto, Stephen 250 LNTS 2008
Echoes of a Prophet: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John and in Literature of the Second Temple Period Manning Jr., Gary T. 256 LNTS 2004
Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism Simkovich, Malka Z. 424 2018
The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ Boyarin, Daniel 224 2011
Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash (Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature) Boyarin, Daniel 176 1994
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