Books on Second Temple Judaism

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Score Cover Author Title Series Year Tags
1000 Scrolls, Scriptures and Early Christianity Scrolls, Scriptures and Early Christianity LSTS
1000 New Directions in Qumran Studies New Directions in Qumran Studies LSTS
1000 From Death to Life: Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth From Death to Life: Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth LSTS
1000 Time and Times and Half a Time: Historical Consciousness in the Jewish Literature of the Persian and Hellenistic Eras Time and Times and Half a Time: Historical Consciousness in the Jewish Literature of the Persian and Hellenistic Eras LSTS
1000 Jewish Apocalyptic and its History Jewish Apocalyptic and its History LSTS
1000 Jewish Local Patriotism and Self-Identification in the Graeco-Roman Period Jewish Local Patriotism and Self-Identification in the Graeco-Roman Period LSTS
1000 Flavius Josephus, between Jerusalem and Rome Flavius Josephus, between Jerusalem and Rome LSTS
1000 On Scrolls, Artefacts and Intellectual Property On Scrolls, Artefacts and Intellectual Property LSTS
1000 Bread, Wine, Walls and Scrolls Bread, Wine, Walls and Scrolls LSTS
1000 Knowing the End From the Beginning: The Prophetic, Apocalyptic, and their Relationship Knowing the End From the Beginning: The Prophetic, Apocalyptic, and their Relationship LSTS
1000 Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire LSTS
1000 Rewriting the Testament of Solomon: Tradition, Conflict and Identity in a Late Antique Pseudepigraphon Rewriting the Testament of Solomon: Tradition, Conflict and Identity in a Late Antique Pseudepigraphon LSTS
1000 Transmission of Biblical Texts in Qumran: The Case of the Large Isaiah Scroll 1QIsa [superscript A]  Front Cover   Transmission of Biblical Texts in Qumran: The Case of the Large Isaiah Scroll 1QIsa [superscript A] Front Cover LSTS
1000 Understanding Josephus: Seven Perspectives Understanding Josephus: Seven Perspectives LSTS
1000 The Anointed and his People: Messianic Expectations from the Maccabees to Bar Kochba The Anointed and his People: Messianic Expectations from the Maccabees to Bar Kochba LSTS
1000 Eschatology in the Theodicies of 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra Eschatology in the Theodicies of 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra LSTS
1000 Temple Scroll Studies: Papers Presented at the International Sumposium on the Temple Scroll Temple Scroll Studies: Papers Presented at the International Sumposium on the Temple Scroll LSTS
1000 Jewish Civilization in the Hellenistic-Roman period Jewish Civilization in the Hellenistic-Roman period LSTS
1000 Cosmos, Chaos and the Kosher Mentality Cosmos, Chaos and the Kosher Mentality LSTS
1000 Non-Retaliation in Early Jewish and New Testament Texts: Ethical Themes in Social Contexts Non-Retaliation in Early Jewish and New Testament Texts: Ethical Themes in Social Contexts LSTS
1000 The Pseudepigrapha and Early Biblical Interpretation The Pseudepigrapha and Early Biblical Interpretation LSTS
1000 Thunder in Gemini and Other Essays on the History, Language and Literature of Second Temple Palestine Thunder in Gemini and Other Essays on the History, Language and Literature of Second Temple Palestine LSTS
1000 Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies
1000 God among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader God among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader
1000 The Damascus Covenant: An Interpretation of the 'Damascus Document' The Damascus Covenant: An Interpretation of the 'Damascus Document' LHBOTS
1000 The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Texts The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Texts
1000 First Christian Century in Judaism and Christianity: Certainties and Uncertainties First Christian Century in Judaism and Christianity: Certainties and Uncertainties
1000 Architecture and Utopia in the Temple Era Architecture and Utopia in the Temple Era LSTS
1000 The Mystical Texts The Mystical Texts LSTS
1000 Normative and Sectarian Judaism in the Second Temple Period Normative and Sectarian Judaism in the Second Temple Period LSTS
1000 Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World LSTS
1000 Land, Center and Diaspora Jewish Constructs in Late Antiquity Land, Center and Diaspora Jewish Constructs in Late Antiquity LSTS
1000 Disciples of the Beloved One: The Christology, Setting and Theological Context of the Ascension of Isaiah Disciples of the Beloved One: The Christology, Setting and Theological Context of the Ascension of Isaiah LSTS
1000 Turbulent Times? Josephus and Scholarship on Judaea in the First Century CE Turbulent Times? Josephus and Scholarship on Judaea in the First Century CE LSTS
1000 A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research 1850-1999 A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research 1850-1999 LSTS
1000 Abraham Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham Abraham Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham LSTS
1000 Of Scribes and Sages: Volume 1: Early Jewish Interpretation and Transmission of Scripture Of Scribes and Sages: Volume 1: Early Jewish Interpretation and Transmission of Scripture LSTS
1000 The Herodian Dynasty: Origins, Role in Society and Eclipse The Herodian Dynasty: Origins, Role in Society and Eclipse LSTS
1000 Four Powers in Heaven: Interpretation of Daniel 7 in the Testament of Abraham Four Powers in Heaven: Interpretation of Daniel 7 in the Testament of Abraham LSTS
1000 Revealed Histories: Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography Revealed Histories: Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography LSTS
1000 Mysteries and Revelations: Apocalyptic Studies since the Uppsala Colloquium Mysteries and Revelations: Apocalyptic Studies since the Uppsala Colloquium LSTS
1000 Tradition and Interpretation in Early Judaism Tradition and Interpretation in Early Judaism LSTS
1000 Chaos and the Son of Man: The Hebrew Chaoskampf Tradition in the Period 515 BCE to 200 CE Chaos and the Son of Man: The Hebrew Chaoskampf Tradition in the Period 515 BCE to 200 CE LSTS
1000 The Exodus Story in the Wisdom of Solomon A Study in Biblical Interpretation By : 	 Published: 	The Exodus Story in the Wisdom of Solomon A Study in Biblical Interpretation By : Published: LSTS
1000 The New Jerusalem Scroll from Qumran: A Comprehensive Reconstruction The New Jerusalem Scroll from Qumran: A Comprehensive Reconstruction LSTS
1000 The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Studies in Language and Tradition The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Studies in Language and Tradition LSTS
1000 Portraits of Adam in Early Judaism Portraits of Adam in Early Judaism LSTS
1000 History of the Qumran Community: An Investigation History of the Qumran Community: An Investigation LSTS
1000 Do You Not Remember? Scripture, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo Do You Not Remember? Scripture, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo LSTS
1000 The Epistle of Second Baruch: A Study in Form and Message The Epistle of Second Baruch: A Study in Form and Message LSTS
1000 The Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period The Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period LSTS
1000 Of Scribes and Sages: Volume 2: Early Jewish Interpretation and Transmission of Scripture Of Scribes and Sages: Volume 2: Early Jewish Interpretation and Transmission of Scripture LSTS
1000 The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shephe The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shephe LSTS
1000 The Five Fragments of the Apocryphon of Ezekiel: A Critical Study The Five Fragments of the Apocryphon of Ezekiel: A Critical Study LSTS
1000 Angels at Qumran: A Comparative Study of 1 Enoch 1-36, 72-108 and Sectarian Writings from Qumran Angels at Qumran: A Comparative Study of 1 Enoch 1-36, 72-108 and Sectarian Writings from Qumran LSTS
1000 Copper Scroll Studies Copper Scroll Studies LSTS
1000 Templum Amicitiae: Essays on the Second Temple Presented to Ernst Bammel Templum Amicitiae: Essays on the Second Temple Presented to Ernst Bammel LNTS
1000 4Q Pesher Nahum: A Critical Edition 4Q Pesher Nahum: A Critical Edition LSTS
1000 Classifying the Aramaic Texts from Qumran: A Statistical Analysis of Linguistic Features Classifying the Aramaic Texts from Qumran: A Statistical Analysis of Linguistic Features LSTS
1000 Second Corinthians in the Perspective of Late Second Temple Judaism Second Corinthians in the Perspective of Late Second Temple Judaism CRINT
1000 Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea
1000  The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism
1000 Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview
1000 The Messiah in the Temple: The Symbolism and Significance of the Second Temple in Light of the New Testament The Messiah in the Temple: The Symbolism and Significance of the Second Temple in Light of the New Testament
1000 Phinehas, the Sons of Zadok, and Melchizedek: Priestly Covenant in Late Second Temple Texts Phinehas, the Sons of Zadok, and Melchizedek: Priestly Covenant in Late Second Temple Texts LSTS
1000 Vulnerability and Valour A Gendered Analysis of Everyday Life in the Dead Sea Scrolls Communities Vulnerability and Valour A Gendered Analysis of Everyday Life in the Dead Sea Scrolls Communities LSTS
1000 Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period: A Guide for New Testament Students (Christian Classics Bible Studies) Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period: A Guide for New Testament Students (Christian Classics Bible Studies)
1000 Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity
1000 The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism
1000 The Immerser: John the Baptist Within Second Temple Judaism The Immerser: John the Baptist Within Second Temple Judaism SHJ
1000 Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: some rabbinic elements in Pauline theology (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 5) Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: some rabbinic elements in Pauline theology (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 5)
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