A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period: v. 1 Yehud - A History of the Persian Province of Judah (The Library of Second Temple S
By: Lester L. Grabbe (author)Paperback
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In the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Lester Grabbe presents a comprehensive history of Yehud - the Aramaic name for Judah - during the Persian Period. Among the many crucial questions he addresses are: What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? And how do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time.
Lester L. Grabbe is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull. His other books include Like a Bird in a Cage, Did Moses Speak Attic? and Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period.
Preface; Part 1: Introduction; 1. Introduction; Part 2: Sources; 2. Archaeology: Material Remains and Artefacts; 3. Archaeology: Written Material; 4. Ezra-Nehemiah (Including 1 Esdras); 5. Other Biblical Books; 6. Persian, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Sources; 7. Greek and Latin Writers; Part 3: Society and Institutions; 8. Administration and Economy; 9. Society and Daily Living; 10. Religion: Temple, Cult and Practice; 11. Religion: Law, Scripture and Belief; Part 4: Historical Synthesis; 12. Early Persian Yehud; 13. Yehud in the Fifth Century; 14. Yehud in the Fourth Century; 15. A Holistic Perspective; Appendices; 1. The Question of Persian Influence on Jewish Thought and Religion; 2. 'Diaspora' Jewish Communities; Indexes; Names and Subjects; Citations; Modern Scholars
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