Studies in the Cult of Yahweh, Volume 1: Studies in Historical Method, Ancient Israel, Ancient Judaism (Hardcover)

By 

Morton Smith

  (Author),

Shaye J D Cohen

  (Editor)

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Studies in the Cult of Yahweh, Volume 1: Studies in Historical Method, Ancient Israel, Ancient Judaism Book Description

These two volumes collect some of the most influential and important scholarly essays by the late Morton Smith (1915-1991), for many years Professor of Ancient History at Columbia University in New York City. Smith was admired and feared for his extraordinary ability to look at familiar texts in unfamiliar ways, to re-open old questions, to pose new questions, and to demolish received truths. He practiced the "hermeneutics of suspicion" to devastating effect. His answers are not always convincing but his questions cannot be ignored.
The essays of Volume I center on the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament"), Ancient Israel and Ancient Judaism, of Volume II on the Christian Bible ("New Testament"), Early Christianity and Ancient Magic. Volume II also contains an assessment of Smith's scholarly achievement and a complete list of his publications.

About the Author :

Shaye J D Cohen has contributed to Studies in the Cult of Yahweh, Volume 1: Studies in Historical Method, Ancient Israel, Ancient Judaism as an editor. Shaye J. D. Cohen is Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of "The Beginnings of Jewishness: Boundaries, Varieties, Uncertainties "(California, 1999), "From the Maccabees to the Mishnah "(1987), and "Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and Development as a Historian "(1979).

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Title: Studies in the Cult of Yahweh, Volume 1: Studies in Historical Method, Ancient Israel, Ancient Judaism
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Author: Morton Smith, Shaye J D Cohen
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN:

9004104771

EAN:

9789004104778

No. of Pages: 334
Publish Date: 1995-11-30
Binding: Hardcover
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