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The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins
Harlow, Daniel C., Karina Martin Hogan, Matthew Goff and Joel S. Kaminsky, editors

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011 pp. xxxix + 502. $65.00


Description: Dedicated to prominent biblical scholar John J. Collins, The ďOtherĒ in Second Temple Judaism explores the various ways in which Jews living in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (both in the land of Israel and the Diaspora) constructed their identity in relation to other Jews, pagans, and Christians. The twenty-eight contributors ó which include both seasoned scholars and rising stars in the field ó interact with Collinsís work as they engage the bookís unifying theme, focusing their efforts around five areas of scholarly inquiry that reflect the scope of Collinsís distinguished career: ∑ The Hebrew Bible and Its Reception ∑ Wisdom ∑ Apocalypticism ∑ The Dead Sea Scrolls ∑ Jews among Greeks and Romans

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

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Review by James D. G. Dunn
Published 1/4/2013
Citation: James D. G. Dunn, review of Daniel C. Harlow, Karina Martin Hogan, Matthew Goff, and Joel S. Kaminsky, eds., The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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