J. Neusner, B.D.
Chilton & W.S. Green (eds.)
Historical Knowledge in Biblical Antiquity
Fourteen fresh essays by leading scholars (J.
Neusner, B.D. Chilton, W.S. Green, L.H. Schiffman, A.J. Avery-Peck,
G.W.E. Nickelsburg, S. Mason, C. Dewald, M. Aviam, G.G. Porton) ask two
questions: What was the purpose of studying the past in biblical
antiquity, and what sorts of information did the historians who produced
Scripture in Judaism and Christianity seek in accomplishing their
Ancient Israelite and Greek historiography set the
stage for a survey of how diverse Christian and Judaic writers defined
the historical mission and carried it out. The Hebrew Scriptures,
Gospels, Dead Sea scrolls, apocryphal and pseudepigraphic writers,
Josephus, the Mishnah and the Talmuds all are asked to answer those
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