Seeking the Favor of God, Volume 2: The Development of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism
Boda, Mark J., Daniel K. Falk and Rodney A. Werline, editors
Atlanta/Leiden: Society of Biblical Literature/Brill, 2007 pp. xv + 281. $39.95/$147.00
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Description: The essays collected in this volume investigate the development of prayers of penitence within Jewish literature of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The book provides a critical overview of the present state of research on these prayers, and leading experts in the field use a variety of methodologies to investigate afresh various texts from the Hebrew Bible, apocryphal (deuterocanonical) and pseudepigraphical works, and the Qumran corpus in order to provide new insights into this prayer tradition.
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism
Review by Carla Sulzbach
Citation: Carla Sulzbach, review of Mark J. Boda, Daniel K. Falk, and Rodney A. Werline, eds., Seeking the Favor of God: Volume 2, the Development of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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