A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism

by Martha Himmelfarb (Author)
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Considers a range of texts—including the Book of Watchers, Book of Jubilees, legal documents from the Dead Sea scrolls, writings of Philo of Alexandria, and the Book of Revelation—to explore the tensions inherent in Second Temple Judaism's emphasis on ancestry as the primary criterion for inclusion among the chosen people of Israel.

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Publication Date
May 29, 2013
Publisher
Collection
Page count
280
ISBN
9780812202274
Paper ISBN
9780812239508