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Society, the sacred, and scripture in ancient Judaism : a sociology of knowledge / Jack N. Lightstone.

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Subject: Bible. Pentateuch > History.
Bible. A.T. Pentateuque > Histoire.
Rabbinical literature > History and criticism.
Judaism > History > To 70 A.D.
Judaism > History > Talmudic period, 10-425.
Littérature rabbinique > Histoire et critique.
Judaïsme > Histoire > Jusqu'à 70.
Judaïsme > Histoire > 10-425 (Période talmudique)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0889209758
  • ISBN: 9780889209756
  • ISBN: 0889207275
  • ISBN: 9780889207271
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 126 pages).
  • Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1988.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-120) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Transliterations; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: The "Restoration" Community and the "Torah of Moses"; Chapter Three: Diaspora, Sources of the Sacred, and Torah as Holy Relic; Chapter Four: Earliest Rabbinic Circles, Mishnah, and Scripture as Closed System; Chapter Five: Talmudic Rabbinism, Midrash, and the Fragmentation of Scripture; Notes; Selected Bibliography and Abbreviations; General Subject Index.
Summary: This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the Christian Era; (3) earliest rabbinic Judaism in the second century C.E> in the land of Israel; (4) Late Antique Talmudic Rabbinism, primarily inn Babylonia, down to the sixth century of the Christian Era. Lightstone attempts not only to describe the.
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