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A search for the origins of Judaism [electronic resource] : from Joshua to the Mishnah / Etienne Nodet ; translated by Ed Crowley.

By: Nodet, Etienne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 248.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (423 p.).ISBN: 9780567592811 (electronic bk.); 0567592812 (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: Essai sur les origines du juda�isme. English Subject(s): Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D | Sabbath -- History | Samaritans -- History | Judaism | Sabbath | Samaritans | Juda�isme -- Origines | RELIGION -- Judaism -- History | JodendomGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Search for the origins of Judaism.DDC classification: 296/.09/014 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction to the English Edition; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 FROM CYRUS TO THE MISHNAH: SOME PROBLEMS; Chapter 2 THE SABBATH AND WAR; Chapter 3 THE SABBATH IN THE BIBLE; Chapter 4 THE SAMARITANS AND SHECHEM; Chapter 5 ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE SAMARITANS; Chapter 6 THE MACCABAEAN CRISIS; Chapter 7 SIMON THE JUST, HILLEL, THE MISHNAH; Chapter 8 EZRA AND NEHEMIAH; Chapter 9 CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: Translated by J. Edward Crowley. This radical reconstruction of the origins of Judaism starts by observing that Josephus's sources on the early history of Israel do not agree with the Bible and that the oldest rabbinic traditions show no sign of a biblical foundation. Another interesting question is raised by the Samaritan claim, at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, that they had only recently received the Sabbath from the Jews. From such details, Nodet creates a comprehensive line of argument that reveals two major sources of Judaism, as symbolized in the subtitle of his work: Joshua was the o.
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"This English edition reshapes the French original to a considerable degree; in addition to numerous corrections and clarifications, it offers a clearer analysis of the Maccabaean crisis ... as well as new developments on the Sadducees ... and on Jewish Galilee"--P. 12-13.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-406) and indexes.

Introduction to the English Edition; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 FROM CYRUS TO THE MISHNAH: SOME PROBLEMS; Chapter 2 THE SABBATH AND WAR; Chapter 3 THE SABBATH IN THE BIBLE; Chapter 4 THE SAMARITANS AND SHECHEM; Chapter 5 ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE SAMARITANS; Chapter 6 THE MACCABAEAN CRISIS; Chapter 7 SIMON THE JUST, HILLEL, THE MISHNAH; Chapter 8 EZRA AND NEHEMIAH; Chapter 9 CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

Translated by J. Edward Crowley. This radical reconstruction of the origins of Judaism starts by observing that Josephus's sources on the early history of Israel do not agree with the Bible and that the oldest rabbinic traditions show no sign of a biblical foundation. Another interesting question is raised by the Samaritan claim, at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, that they had only recently received the Sabbath from the Jews. From such details, Nodet creates a comprehensive line of argument that reveals two major sources of Judaism, as symbolized in the subtitle of his work: Joshua was the o.

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