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The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 2
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The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 2 (Paperback)

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Emil Schurer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, originally published in German between 1874 and 1909 and in English between 1885 and 1891, is a critical presentation of Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 B.C. to A.D. 135. It has rendered invaluable services to scholars for nearly a century.



The present work offers a fresh translation and a revision of the entire subject-matter. The bibliographies have been rejuvenated and supplemented; the sources are presented according to the latest scholarly editions; and all the new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary evidence, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba documents, has been introduced into the survey. Account has also been taken of the progress in historical research, both in the classical and Jewish fields. This work reminds students of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century learning, setting it within a wider framework of contemporary knowledge, and provides a foundation on which future historians of Judaism in the age of Jesus may build.

Emil Schurer (1844 - 1910) was a German Protestant theologian. He lectured at Leipzig, Giessen, Kiel, and Goettingen and founded and edited the journal Theologische Literaturzeitung. He devoted most of his scholarly life to the creation of his magisterial work on the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ. Geza Vermes, F.B.A., was Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and Director of the Forum of Qumran Research at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UK. Fergus Millar, F.B.A., is Emeritus Camden Professor of Ancient History in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Matthew Black, F.B.A., was Emeritus Professor of Biblical Criticism, and former Principal of St. Mary's College at the University of St. Andrews, UK. Pamela Vermes was former Literary Editor of the Journal of Jewish Studies, Oxford, UK.

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