The Book of Maccabees: History, Theology, Ideology (Papers of the Second International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Pápa, Hungary, 9-11 June, 2005)
Zsengellér, József and Géza G. Xeravits, editors
Leiden: Brill, 2007 pp. xi + 245. $148.00
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 118
Description: This volume publishes papers delivered at the Second International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books (Pápa, Hungary). This conference dealt with the Books of the Maccabees. As such, this was the most extended discussion of these books that ever took place at a scholarly meeting. The volume contains articles on the textual forms, traditions, theology and ideology of the books, and demonstrates the books’ relationship with the contemporary literature of early Judaism.
Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Literature
Review by Pierre Keith
Citation: Pierre Keith, review of Géza G. Xeravits and József Zsengellér, eds., The Book of Maccabees: History, Theology, Ideology (Papers of the Second International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Pápa, Hungary, 9-11 June, 2005), Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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