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On the Origins of Judaism

1st Edition

By Philip R. Davies


173 pages

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On the Origins of Judaism examines the formation of one of the oldest monotheistic religions. The book covers a diverse range of themes: the identity of those who produced and canonized the Hebrew Bible and subsequently shaped its interpretation; the significance and impact of Second Isaiah and the books of Ezra and Nehemiah; the roots of Jewish apocalyptic literature, and the possible origins of the Exodus story; the ethical systems of the Hebrew Bible and the Athenian tragedians; and the place of food and drink in the Qumran community. On the Origins of Judaism is the most comprehensive exploration of the roots of the Jewish faith and will be invaluable to students and scholars of biblical and religious studies.

About the Author

Philip R. Davies is Research Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, and the author of several books on topics ranging from ancient Israel, the Hebrew canon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General