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Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Volume 1: Qumran and Apocalypticism
Flusser, David
Yadin, Azzan, translator

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007 pp. xiv + 356. $36.00


Description: David Flusser was a very prolific scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and his contributions to Scrolls research, apocalypticism, and apocalyptic literature are inestimable. With this English translation of many of his essays, Flusserís insights are now available to a wider audience than ever before. Here Flusser examines the influence of apocalypticism on various Jewish sects. He states that the teachings of Jesus, while reflecting first and foremost the views of the sages, were also influenced by Jewish apocalypticism. Examining the Essenes, their effect on Hebrew language, the split of sects, and much more, Flusserís collected essays offer an important source of study for any Dead Sea Scrolls scholar.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism

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Review by Joshua Schwartz
Published 2/21/2009
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of David Flusser, Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Volume 1: Qumran and Apocalypticism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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