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Second Temple Jewish Paideia in Context
Zurawski, Jason M. and Gabriele Boccaccini, editors

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017 pp. vi + 308. $114.99

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 228


Description: Despite the impressive strides made in the past century in the understanding of Second Temple Jewish history and the strong scholarly interest in paideia within ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique Christian cultures, the nature of Jewish paideia during the period has, until recently, received surprisingly little attention. The essays collected here were first offered for discussion at the Fifth Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, held in Naples, Italy, from June 30 – July 4, 2015, the purpose of which was to gain greater insight into the diversity of views of Jewish education during the period, both in Judea and Diaspora communities, by viewing them in light of their contemporary Greco-Roman backgrounds and Ancient Near Eastern influences. Together, they represent the broad array of approaches and specialties required to comprehend this complex and multi-faceted subject, and they demonstrate the fundamental importance of the topic for a fuller understanding of the period. The volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars of the history and culture of the Jewish people during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, ancient education, and Greek and Roman history. Contributors include Samuel L. Adams, Sean A. Adams, Luca Arcari, David A. deSilva, Jason von Ehrenkrook, Kathy Ehrensperger, Matthew Goff, Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Patrick Pouchelle, William M. Schniedewind, Gregory E. Sterling, Frank Ueberschaer, Elisa Uusimäki, Benjamin G. Wright, and Jason M. Zurawski.

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Social-Scientific Approaches

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Review by Lindsey A. Askin
Published 11/7/2019
Citation: Lindsey A. Askin, review of Jason M. Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini, eds., Second Temple Jewish Paideia in Context, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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