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Green, William Scott

Overview
Works: 90 works in 272 publications in 2 languages and 9,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: BM50, 200.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Scott Green
The HarperCollins dictionary of religion( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers more than three thousand articles on the world of religion
The encyclopedia of Judaism( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than 100 lengthy essays, this exceptional work on Judaism covers more than its historical framework. The Encyclopedia of Judaism provides complete and accurate coverage of Judaism--everything from its history, beliefs, and observances, from the beginning to modern times. It is an excellent source written by scholars."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Dictionary of Judaism in the biblical period : 450 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. by William Scott Green( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This invaluable reference defines concepts, religious practices, theological terms, persons, places, and essential vocabulary from the writings of Judaism, ranging from the time of the Pentateuch's final formation until the close of the Babylonian Talmud. Over 3,300 entries by seventy international scholars offer historical literary, religious, and archaeological background for understanding the canonical form of the Bible, the texts of the Second Temple period, and the classical writings of rabbinic Judaism. The scope of this volume includes, among other things, information on Philo and Josephus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mishnah, and the Talmud, as well as key figures in the history of both Judaism and early Christianity. The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period offers a reliable guide to the wealth of material useful for reading the Holy Scriptures. It has few rivals when it comes to accuracy and readability, and will be an indispensable resource for anyone studying religion"--Amazon.com
Judaisms and their messiahs at the turn of the Christian era by Jacob Neusner( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Jews in ancient Israel had much in common, in fact there existed no such thing as an orthodox Judaism. Diverse Judaisms, each with its own way of life, world view, and definition of the social entity (or Israel) to whom it spoke, flourished. Since there was no single Judaism, there was no single Messiah-idea or Messianic doctrine. Various readings of the Messiah theme reached definition in the various unrelated religious systems or Judaisms produced by those Jews--hence "Judaisms" and "their Messiahs." In this book, distinguished specialists in late antiquity Judaisms, including Christian scholars, take up the differing place and role of the Messiah-idea. Dealing with the best-documented Judaic systems--the Essene community at Qumran, Christian Judaisms represented by Matthew and Mark, the nascent rabbinic Judaism portrayed in the Mishnah, the Judaic system implicit in the writings of Philo--each author works out how a given system treats the Messiah theme. -- PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Approaches to ancient Judaism : theory and practice( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening the college major( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion factor : an introduction to how religion matters( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this companion to the best-selling World Religions in America: An Introduction, renowned contributors explore the importance of religion in the lives of people, communities, and nations. Their concern is not with particular doctrines within the various religious traditions, but with how real people live these traditions today and their impact on the larger social order
Writing with scripture : the authority and uses of the Hebrew Bible in the Torah of formative Judaism by Jacob Neusner( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persons and institutions in early rabbinic Judaism( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbinic Judaism : structure and system by Jacob Neusner( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditions of Joshua Ben Ḥananiah by William Scott Green( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law as literature( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Jews in the second and first centuries B.C.( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical knowledge in biblical antiquity( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism from Moses to Muhammed : an interpretation : turning points and focal points( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Literature of formative Judaism( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great world religions beliefs, practices, histories by Diana L Eck( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of Judaism : religion, history, and literature in late antiquity( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legacy of learning : essays in honor of Jacob Neusner by Alan J Avery-Peck( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a career spanning over fifty years, the questions that Jacob Neusner has asked and the critical methodologies he has developed have shaped the way scholars have come to approach the rabbinic literature as well as the diverse manifestations of Judaism from rabbinic times until the present. The essays collected here honor that legacy illustrating an influence that is so pervasive that scholars today who engage in the critical study of Judaism and the history of religions more generally work in a laboratory that Professor Neusner created. Addressing topics in ancient and Rabbinic Judaism, the Judaic context of early Christianity, American Judaism, World religions, and the academic study of the humanities, these essays demarcate the current state of Judiac and religious studies in the academy today
Ancient, medieval, and modern( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Green, William S.

Languages
English (155)

French (1)

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The encyclopedia of JudaismDictionary of Judaism in the biblical period : 450 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.Judaisms and their messiahs at the turn of the Christian eraApproaches to ancient Judaism : theory and practiceThe religion factor : an introduction to how religion mattersWriting with scripture : the authority and uses of the Hebrew Bible in the Torah of formative JudaismRabbinic Judaism : structure and systemLaw as literature