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The Jewish World around the New Testament: Collected Essays 1
Bauckham, Richard

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008 pp. vi + 548. Ä149.00

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Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 233


Description: This is a collection of twenty-four essays by Richard Bauckham first published between 1976 and 2008, some of which have been updated for this volume. Many aspects of the literature and thought of early Judaism are covered, including life after death, the provenance of the Pseudepigrapha, the Jewish apocalypses, the book of Tobit, the Horarium of Adam, and the Contra Apionem of Josephus. There are discussions of 'the parting of the ways' between early Judaism and early Christianity and of the relevance of early Jewish literature for the study of the New Testament. Other essays throw light on specific aspects or texts of early Christianity by relating them to their early Jewish context. These include studies of the delay of the parousia, the restoration of Israel in Luke-Acts, and the use of Latin names by Paul and other Jews in the early Christian movement. The essays in this volume result from the author's conviction, throughout his career, that the New Testament texts can only be understood adequately through wide-ranging and detailed study of the Judaism of the late Second Temple period.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by Christoph Stenschke
Published 9/5/2009
Citation: Christoph Stenschke, review of Richard Bauckham, The Jewish World around the New Testament: Collected Essays 1, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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