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The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred
Regev, Eyal

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019 pp. x + 480. $65.00

Description: The first scholarly work to trace the Temple throughout the entire New Testament, this study examines Jewish and Christian attitudes toward the Temple in the first century and provides both Jews and Christians with a better understanding of their respective faiths and how they grow out of this ancient institution. The centrality of the Temple in New Testament writing reveals the authorsí negotiations with the institutional and symbolic center of Judaism as they worked to form their own religion.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Social-Scientific Approaches

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Review by Timothy Wardle
Published 6/25/2020
Citation: Timothy Wardle, review of Eyal Regev, The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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