A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Coming of the Greeks - The Early Hellenistic Period (335-175 BCE)

by Lester L. Grabbe

Part of the The Library of Second Temple Studies Series

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Coming of the Greeks - The Early Hellenistic Period (335-175 BCE) Synopsis

This is the second volume of the projected four-volume history of the Second Temple period. It is axiomatic that there are large gaps in the history of the Persian period, but the early Greek period is possibly even less known. This volume brings together all we know about the Jews during the period from Alexander's conquest to the eve of the Maccabaean revolt, including the Jews in Egypt as well as the situation in Judah. Based directly on the primary sources, which are surveyed, the study addresses questions such as administration, society, religion, economy, jurisprudence, Hellenism and Jewish identity.These are discussed in the context of the wider Hellenistic world and its history. A strength of the study is its extensive up-to-date secondary bibliography (approximately one thousand items).

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Coming of the Greeks - The Early Hellenistic Period (335-175 BCE) Press Reviews

'The first instalment of Grabbe's ambitious four volume project is extremely rich, methodologically self-aware, and judicious in its historical judgements. One now awaits with expectation for the remaining three volumes.' The Expository Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567033963
Publication date: 25th September 2008
Author: Lester L. Grabbe
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 458 pages
Categories: Biblical studies & exegesis, Judaism,

About Lester L. Grabbe

Lester L. Grabbe, MA(Pasadena), PhD(Claremont), DD(Hull), is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull, UK.

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