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From Enoch to Tobit: Collected Studies in Ancient Jewish Literature
Dimant, Devorah

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017 pp. xvi + 367. $209.00

Series Information
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 114


Description: The studies by Devorah Dimant collected in this volume survey and analyze Jewish works composed in Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek during the Second Temple period, and discuss their contents, ideas, and connections to the Dead Sea Scrolls. In particular, themes related to the Aramaic Tobit and 1 Enoch are elaborated as well as the links between Hebrew Qumran apocryphal writings and the later apocalyptic writings 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. A chapter on the apocalyptic at Qumran proposes a new conceptual framework for the subject. Together the studies offer a broad and fresh perspective of the Jewish literary scene at this time, developed in the land of Israel in the last centuries BCE and the first century CE.

Subjects: Other Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, History of Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Archie T. Wright
Published 10/31/2019
Citation: Archie T. Wright, review of Devorah Dimant, From Enoch to Tobit: Collected Studies in Ancient Jewish Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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