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From the Maccabees to the Mishnah
Shaye J. D. Cohen

0664250173 Retail Price: $27.95
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Format: Paperback, 123pp.
ISBN: 0664250173
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Pub. Date: November 1988

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This book exploes the period from the 160's to 63 BCE, when the Maccabees ruled the Jews, up to the publication of the Mishnah in the second century CE


"As interesting to read as they are informative, the volumes in this important series deal in new ways with topics and materials that illuminate the life and literature of early Christianity...Taken as a whole, the series offers various new avenues of approach to an understanding of the social, intellectual, and literary environment of the early Christian movement".
—Victor Paul Furnish, University Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Southern Methodist University.


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Table of Contents

1. Ancient Judaism: Chronology and Definitions
Periodization and Perspective
From Pre-exilic Israel to Second Temple Judaism
Unity and Diversity

2. Jews and Gentiles
Political: Gentile Domination

3. The Jewish "Religion": Practice and Beliefs
Introduction: Defining "Religion"

4. The Community and Its Institutions
The Public Institutions of the Land of Israel
The Public Institutions of the Diaspora
The Synagogue
Private Organizations

5. Sectarian and Normative
Introduction: Definitions and Terminology
Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes
Other Sects and Groups

6. Canonizatin and Its Implications
"Canon" and "Canonical"
The History of the Biblical Canon
The Implications of Canonization

7. The Emergence of Rabbinic Judaism
"The Rabbis" and "The Rabbinic Period"
From Second Temple Judaism to Rabbinic Judaism

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