Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 Bce-66 Ce

  • Title: Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 Bce-66 Ce
  • Author: E.P. Sanders John Flower
  • ISBN: 9781563380150
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Judaism Practice and Belief Bce Ce Generations of students of Palestinian Judaism have been guided by monumental works such as Emil Schurer s History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ and Joachim Jeremias s Jerusalem in t
    Generations of students of Palestinian Judaism have been guided by monumental works such as Emil Schurer s History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ and Joachim Jeremias s Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus, and scholarship has been shaped by the picture of Jewish belief and practice presented there In this important new book Professor Sanders, whose Paul and PaGenerations of students of Palestinian Judaism have been guided by monumental works such as Emil Schurer s History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ and Joachim Jeremias s Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus, and scholarship has been shaped by the picture of Jewish belief and practice presented there In this important new book Professor Sanders, whose Paul and Palestinian Judaism changed the course of Pauline studies, again argues against the prevailing views He believes that flaws in method have produced a false impression of the Judaism of the period, for example, that the Pharisees were all important and actually ran Jewish Palestine or that the Mishnah offers a description of general practice In contrast, through thorough examination of the sources and by means of case studies, Sanders shows that what was important was common Judaism , the people and their observances, daily, weekly, seasonal and annual practices and the beliefs that bore directly on them Early rabbinic legal material should be seen not as a set of rules, but as debates to be set within the context of real life, and parties such as the Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes must be seen in proper relation to the Judaism of ordinary priests and people Here then is a remarkably comprehensive presentation of Judaism as a functioning religion the temple and its routine and festivals questions of purity, sacrifices, tithes and taxes common theology and hopes for the future and descriptions of the various parties and groups culminating in an examination of the question who ran what No other work offers such a detailed, clear and well argued account of all aspects of Jewish religion of the time Written in a style easily accessible to any interested reader as well as to scholars, this book provides the major resource for study of Palestinian Judaism, whether by Jews or Christians, for years to come.

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    About E.P. Sanders John Flower


    1. Ed Parish Sanders is a New Testament scholar, and is one of the principal proponents of the New Perspective on Paul He has been Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke University, North Carolina, since 1990 He retired in 2005


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    1. E.P. Sanders, Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 B.C.E. - 66 C.E. (Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1992). Pp. 580. Paperback.I chose to read this book to answer a very specific question: how exactly was Judaism practiced in the time of Jesus, and how did the Temple function? I've been reading various books about ancient and middle-eastern culture, and it became very obvious that the culture of the biblical world was very different than our world. As I thought about this, I wondered abou [...]

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    2. In Judaism: Practice and Belief 63 BCE - 66 CE (2016, 922 pages), E. P. Sanders dares to challenge prevailing views on Second Temple Period Judaism, and readers to get familiar with the ins and outs of the religion during this specific era. Jewish readers may be surprised how the Mishnah which is of a later origin has a large part of theory in it, while the period until the destruction of the Second Temple showed a living faith amidst the Roman rulers and local kings like Herod. Christian reader [...]

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    3. Absorbing, especially his section on the temple

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    4. Extremely useful. Everyone needs this book.

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    5. Basically Sander's entire point is it would be unwise to overgeneralize Judaism into the categories of Pharisee, Sadducee, and Essene. He thinks that scholars should be looking at "common Judaism" instead. For Sanders this idea of common Judaism is Jews that accept the concept of covenantal Nomism.Sander's has coined this term covenantal nomism to mean:God chose Israel, Israel is given law to obey, if they obey they will be protected and saved.or in longer words:"The Pharisees believed that God [...]

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    6. If you're curious as to what historians are saying about Judaism at the time of Jesus, you'll either have to read this book or Joachim Jeremias' "Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus", or both. There a quite a few disagreements between the two scholars, though. Some of Sanders' views don't represent the mainstream thought on the matter but no one can deny Sanders' place as one of the most influential Second Temple Judaism scholars in the last century.

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