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  • Passion, Persecution and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Allen, Pierre J. Jordaan, József Zsengellér

    This volume examines Jewish literature produced from c. 700 B.C.E. to c. 200 C.E. from a socio-theological perspective. In this context, it offers a scholarly attempt to understand how the ancient Jewish psyche dealt with times of extreme turmoil and how Jewish theology altered to meet the…

    Hardback – 2020-01-23 
    Routledge

  • Memories of Utopia

    The Revision of Histories and Landscapes in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bronwen Neil, Kosta Simic

    These essays examine how various communities remembered and commemorated their shared past through the lens of utopia and its corollary, dystopia, providing a framework for the reinterpretation of rapidly changing religious, cultural and political realities of the turbulent period from 300 to 750…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Geography, Religion, Gods, and Saints in the Eastern Mediterranean

    1st Edition

    By Erica Ferg

    Geography, Religion, Gods, and Saints in the Eastern Mediterranean explores the influence of geography on religion and highlights a largely unknown story of religious history in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the Levant, agricultural communities of Jews, Christians, and Muslims jointly venerated…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Migration and Colonialism in Late Second Millennium BCE Levant and Its Environs

    The Making of a New World, 1st Edition

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book examines migration and colonialism in the ancient Near East in the late second millennium BCE, with a focus on the Levant. It explores how the area was shaped by these movements of people, especially in forming the new Iron Age societies. The book utilises recent sociological studies on…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Jeremiah in History and Tradition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jim West, Niels Peter Lemche

    Jeremiah in History and Tradition examines aspects of the Book of Jeremiah from a variety of perspectives including historical, textual, redaction, and feminist criticism, as well as the history of its reception. The book looks afresh at the Book of Jeremiah through the lens of intertextuality…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • A Story of YHWH

    Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception in Israelite History, 1st Edition

    By Shawn W. Flynn

    A Story of YHWH investigates the ancient Israelite expression of their deity, and tracks why variation occurred in that expression, from the early Iron Age to the Persian period. Through this text, readers will gain a better appreciation for the complexities and contexts in the development of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-27
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Being a Man

    Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ilona Zsolnay

    Being a Man is a formative work which reveals the myriad and complex negotiations for constructions of masculine identities in the greater ancient Near East and beyond. Through a juxtaposition of studies into Neo-Assyrian artistic representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Agrippa II

    The Last of the Herods, 1st Edition

    By David Jacobson

    Agrippa II is the first comprehensive biography of the last descendant of Herod the Great to rule as a client king of Rome. Agrippa was the last king to assume responsibility for the management of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he ultimately saw its destruction in the Judaean-Roman War. This study…

    Hardback – 2019-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

    1st Edition

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices, and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Geneses

    A Comparative Study of the Historiographies of the Rise of Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and Islam, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Tolan

    What is a religion? How do we discern the boundaries between religions, or religious communities? When does Judaism become Judaism, Christianity become Christianity, Islam become Islam? Scholars have increasingly called into question the standard narratives created by the various orthodoxies,…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02
    Routledge

  • Revival: Aspects of Judaism (1928)

    Selected Essays, 1st Edition

    By Rabbi Salis Daiches

    Addressed to Jews and non-Jews alike, though aware that these two reader groups were likelyn to approach the book with very different presuppositions, Daiches sets out to define Judaism in relation to philosophy, to explain Kant’s philosophy through the superiority of halakhah, defend a…

    Paperback – 2019-01-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate, 1st Edition

    By Adriane Leveen

    Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

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