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Early Judaism

Religious Worlds of the First Judaic Millennium

Martin S. Jaffee

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ISBN: 978-1-883053-93-2

277 pages
6" × 9"
2005

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies: Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture

Early Judaism

Religious Worlds of the First Judaic Millennium

Martin S. Jaffee

An analysis of the world view, the various religious and cultural ideas, rituals, and customs in Judea that gave rise to Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, the Therapeutae, and the Essenes. This book introduces the complex reality of Judaism in ancient times using an approach grounded in the interdisciplinary framework of the comparative study of religions. The aim of the book is to immerse students in theoretical problems regarding the interpretation of religious life as they master the diverse details of the forms of Judaic religion that thrived in antiquity.

 

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An analysis of the world view, the various religious and cultural ideas, rituals, and customs in Judea that gave rise to Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, the Therapeutae, and the Essenes. This book introduces the complex reality of Judaism in ancient times using an approach grounded in the interdisciplinary framework of the comparative study of religions. The aim of the book is to immerse students in theoretical problems regarding the interpretation of religious life as they master the diverse details of the forms of Judaic religion that thrived in antiquity.

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