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By Martha Himmelfarb

This quantity includes articles by way of Martha Himmelfarb on issues in moment Temple Judaism and the improvement and reception of moment Temple traditions in past due antiquity and the center a while. The part on 'Priests, Temples, and Torah' addresses the topics of its identify in texts from the Bible to the Mishnah. 'Purity within the useless Sea Scrolls' includes articles reading the intensification of the biblical purity legislation, relatively the legislation for genital discharge, within the significant felony records from the Scrolls. In 'Judaism and Hellenism' the writer explores the connection among those historic cultures by means of reading the traditional and smooth historiography of the Maccabean insurrection and the function of the Torah in historic Jewish diversifications of Greek tradition. The final sections of the amount persist with texts and traditions of the second one Temple interval into overdue antiquity and the center a long time. The articles in 'Heavenly Ascent' think of the connection among the ascent apocalypses of the second one Temple interval and later works related to heavenly ascent, rather the hekhalot texts. within the ultimate part, 'The Pseudepigrapha and Medieval Jewish Literature,' Himmelfarb investigates proof for wisdom of works of the second one Temple interval by means of medieval Jews with attention of the channels in which the works may have reached those later readers.

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