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By Michael E. Stone

Ancient Judaism questions a large variety of uncomplicated assumptions made by way of scholars of moment Temple Judaism and demands a thorough rethinking of ways to Jewish historical past reports. Michael Stone demanding situations theologically conditioned histories of old Judaism devised by means of later orthodoxies, no matter if Jewish or Christian, and he stresses the significance of knowing non secular event as a significant component within the composition of historic spiritual records. Addressing the lifeless Sea Scrolls and apocalyptic literature in addition to fresh theories, Stone emphasizes the beautiful complexity of either the uncooked information and the ensuing photograph of Judaism in antiquity.

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