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By Martha Himmelfarb

This quantity comprises articles by means of Martha Himmelfarb on subject matters in moment Temple Judaism and the improvement and reception of moment Temple traditions in past due antiquity and the center a long time. The part on 'Priests, Temples, and Torah' addresses the subjects of its name in texts from the Bible to the Mishnah. 'Purity within the lifeless Sea Scrolls' includes articles studying the intensification of the biblical purity legislation, relatively the legislation for genital discharge, within the significant felony files from the Scrolls. In 'Judaism and Hellenism' the writer explores the connection among those old cultures by means of analyzing the traditional and glossy historiography of the Maccabean rebellion and the function of the Torah in historical Jewish diversifications of Greek tradition. The final sections of the quantity keep on with texts and traditions of the second one Temple interval into overdue antiquity and the center a while. The articles in 'Heavenly Ascent' ponder the connection among the ascent apocalypses of the second one Temple interval and later works concerning heavenly ascent, fairly the hekhalot texts. within the ultimate part, 'The Pseudepigrapha and Medieval Jewish Literature,' Himmelfarb investigates proof for wisdom of works of the second one Temple interval through medieval Jews with attention of the channels in which the works may have reached those later readers.

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