The invention of Judaism : Torah and Jewish identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Level B QO296.09 /530027 Available
Full title: The invention of Judaism : Torah and Jewish identity from Deuteronomy to Paul / John J. Collins.
Main author: Collins, John J. 1946- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Judaism is often understood as the way of life defined by the Torah of Moses, but it was not always so. This book identifies key moments in the rise of the Torah, beginning with the formation of Deuteronomy, advancing through the reform of Ezra, the impact of the suppression of the Torah by Antiochus Epiphanes and the consequent Maccabean revolt, and the rise of Jewish sectarianism. It also discusses variant forms of Judaism, some of which are not Torah-centered and others which construe the Torah through the lenses of Hellenistic culture or through higher, apocalyptic, revelation. It concludes with the critique of the Torah in the writings of Paul"--Provided by publisher.
Language: English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Classmark: QO296.09 /530027
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Series: Taubman lectures in Jewish studies ; 7.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-299) and indexes.
ISBN: 9780520294127
9780520294110
0520294114
0520294122