Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views by Michael E. Stone

By Michael E. Stone

Ancient Judaism questions a large variety of simple assumptions made by means of scholars of moment Temple Judaism and demands a thorough rethinking of ways to Jewish background stories. Michael Stone demanding situations theologically conditioned histories of old Judaism devised by way of later orthodoxies, even if Jewish or Christian, and he stresses the significance of knowing non secular adventure as a significant component within the composition of old spiritual files. Addressing the useless Sea Scrolls and apocalyptic literature in addition to fresh theories, Stone emphasizes the lovely complexity of either the uncooked info and the ensuing photograph of Judaism in antiquity.

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When we consider the number of scholars writing on 1 Enoch (DiTommaso, A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research 1850-1999, lists works on 1 Enoch for a span of over fifty pages — 354-407) or the tens of scholars who assemble biennally in the Enoch Seminar led by Gabriele Boccaccini, this lack of an edition is a sad reflection of scholarly priorities that often do not include working from the very best text possible. 76. " 27 Ancient Judaism period of the Second Temple preserved in Church Slavonic, a situation that is changing recently as a result of events in eastern Europe.

The number and variety of channels of transmission could be multiplied: so, compare the Piyyutim (synagogue hymns) from the Land of Israel in the latter part of the first millennium, which have not yet been mined thoroughly for their contribution to our undertaking. 58 Another example is to be seen in the nonmainstream sources, both Jewish and Christian, that absorbed and reworked tradi­ tions associated with Elijah. 59 Above (in note 28), I have remarked on the extremely rich iconographic material that survived.

This is a good corrective to the tendency to oversimplify a mainstream/liminal opposition. Just as the mainstream was in conversa­ tion with the fringes, so the fringe groups were with the "official," textual or book-based, dominant stream; see note 26 above. This medieval material lies outside our direct field of interest, but the problematic of the interplay of different levels of religious life and belief is shared throughout history. 26 Our Perception of Origins There are some works of Philo of Alexandria, for example, that per­ ished in Greek and only survived in Armenian translations made from the Greek.

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