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By Michael E. Stone

Ancient Judaism questions a large variety of simple assumptions made through scholars of moment Temple Judaism and demands an intensive rethinking of methods to Jewish historical past reviews. Michael Stone demanding situations theologically conditioned histories of old Judaism devised by way of later orthodoxies, even if Jewish or Christian, and he stresses the significance of realizing non secular adventure as a significant component within the composition of old spiritual files. Addressing the lifeless Sea Scrolls and apocalyptic literature in addition to contemporary theories, Stone emphasizes the lovely complexity of either the uncooked info and the ensuing photograph of Judaism in antiquity.

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