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Studies on Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries
Tomson, Peter J.

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019 pp. xix + 827. $370.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 418

Description: The present volume gathers up studies by Peter J. Tomson, written over thirty-odd years, that deal with ancient Jewish law and identity, the teachings of Jesus, the letters of Paul, and the historiography of early Jews and Christians. Notable subject areas are Jewish purity laws, divorce law, and the use of the name 'Jews'. The author also examines Jesus' teachings as understood in their primary and secondary contexts, the various situations Paul's highly differentiated rhetoric may have addressed, and the causes contributing to the growing tension between Jews and Christians and the so-called parting of the ways.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins

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Review by Amy-Jill Levine
Published 7/9/2020
Citation: Amy-Jill Levine, review of Peter J. Tomson, Studies on Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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