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Grabbe, Lester L.

Overview
Works: 168 works in 638 publications in 2 languages and 28,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Commentaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: DS111, 933
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Most widely held works by Lester L Grabbe
Ezra-Nehemiah by Lester L Grabbe( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an approach to Ezra-Nehemiah in the combination of two approaches - the literary and the historical. It challenges commonly held assumptions not from radical theory, but from careful attention to the text itself
Judaic religion in the Second Temple period : belief and practice from the Exile to Yavneh by Lester L Grabbe( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text focuses on a holistic interpretation of the Second Temple period (c.550 BC - 100 AD) and its importance for the nature of Jewish religion in later centuries. Topics examined include views on God, the temple and priesthood and messianism
An introduction to Second Temple Judaism : history and religion of the Jews in the time of Nehemiah, the Maccabees, Hillel and Jesus by Lester L Grabbe( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An internationally respected expert on the Second Temple period provides a fully up-to-date introduction to this crucial area of Biblical Studies. This introduction, by a world leader in the field, provides the perfect guide to the Second Temple Period, its history, literature, and religious setting. Lester Grabbe magisterially guides the reader through the period providing a careful overview of the most studied sources, the history surrounding them and the various currents within Judaism at the time. This book will be a core text for courses on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, as well as Qumran, intertestamental literature and early Judaism
Exile and restoration revisited : essays on the Babylonian and Persian periods in memory of Peter R. Ackroyd( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume had its origins in a session presented to the Society of Biblical Literature in Washington in 2006 in order to examine the legacy of Peter Ackroyd to the field of biblical studies. Ackroyd's work stretched over a wide range of topics within Biblical Studies, notably study of prophetic literature and work on exile and restoration. This volume particularly focuses upon his work on the latter. Whilst the present work is founded upon the papers given at the session it also includes several essays solicited subsequently which further serve to draw the contributions together into a fitting tribute to a pioneer in his field. The contributions take account of Ackroyd's approach to the theme of exile and restoration, focusing largely upon the study of Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronciles. As a brief flavour, Bob Becking examines the epigraphic evidence concerning the mixed marriage crisis Ezra-Nehemiah. Joe Blenkinsopp seeks to find the 'Sons of Aaron' before the 5th Century in a fascinating essay focusing which picks up the work of R.H. Kennett over a century ago. Among the other distinguished contributors are John Bergsma, Eric Myers and Jill Middlemass
Ahab agonistes : the rise and fall of the Omri dynasty by European Seminar on Methodology in Israel's History( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Seminar in Historical Methodology is committed to debating issues surrounding the history of ancient Israel and Judah with the aim of developing methodological principles for writing a history of the period. In this particular session the topic chosen was the Omride dynasty, its rise and fall, and the subsequent Jehu dynasty, down to the fall of Samaria to the Assyrians. Participants discuss such topics as the dating of prophetic texts, the house of Ahab in Chronicles, the Tel Dan inscription, the Mesha inscription, the Jezebel tradition, and the archaeology of Iron IIB
Between evidence and ideology : essays on the history of ancient Israel read at the joint meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oud Testamentisch Werkgezelschap, Lincoln, July 2009 by Bob Becking( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the History of Ancient Israel read at the Joint Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oud Testamentisch Werkgezelschap Lincoln, July 2009
"Like a bird in a cage" : the invasion of Sennacherib in 701 BCE( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes one crime more serious than another, and why? This book investigates the problem of "seriousness of offence" in English law from the comparative perspective of biblical law. Burnside takes a semiotic approach to show how biblical conceptions of seriousness are synthesised and communicated through various descriptive and performative registers. Seven case studies show that biblical law discriminates between the seriousness of different offences and between the relative seriousness of the same offence when committed by different people or when performed in different ways. Re
The priests in the prophets : the portrayal of priests, prophets, and other religious specialists in the latter prophets( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since at least the 19th century Hebrew Bible scholarship has traditionally seen priests and prophets as natural opponents, with different social spheres and worldviews. In recent years several studies have started to question this perspective. The Priests in the Prophets examines how the priests are portrayed in the Latter Prophets and analyzes the relationship between priests and prophets. The contributors also provide insights into the place of priests, prophets, and some other religious specialists in Israelite and Judean society in pre-exilic and post-exilic times
Leading captivity captive : "the Exile" as history and ideology by European Seminar on Methodology in Israel's History( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The entity known as 'the Exile' has had an extremely forceful influence in Old Testament scholarship, both as an event and as a symbol. But was there an 'Exile'? And if so, how did it fit into the pattern of population deportations that characterized the imperial strategies of the ancient Near East? In a methodological discussion of this issue, the contributors cover a range of topics, from ancient politics to modern ideology. In probing the meaning and implication of 'Exile' they also reflect a spectrum of opinions and conclusions."--Jacket
Every city shall be forsaken : urbanism and prophecy in ancient Israel and the Near East by Lester L Grabbe( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbanism in ancient society has now become an important topic for both classical and ancient Near Eastern scholars. Equally, the question of prophecy as social institution and literary corpus has been increasingly problematized. The essays in this volume bring together these crucial aspects of modern biblical research, the scope ranging from methodological issues about sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and specific biblical texts. An introductory chapter surveys recent anthropological study on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and places the different contributions in context
Did Moses speak Attic? : Jewish historiography and scripture in the Hellenistic period( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the Bible a Hellenistic book? The essays in this volume respond to that challenging question, formulated by Niels Peter Lemche, and offer everything from qualified agreement to vociferous opposition. In so doing, they debate and illuminate the many features of Jewish writing in the Second Temple period, including not only the scriptures themselves and their own history, but the non-canonized literature of the late Second-Temple period. As with all the volumes in this pioneering series, the editor, Lester Grabbe, introduces and reflects upon the discussion and its implications for one of the
Knowing the end from the beginning : the prophetic, the apocalyptic, and their relationships by Lester L Grabbe( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been written on prophecy and apocalyptic in recent decades, but the relationship between the two has been little explored. A major explicit debate on the question is very much needed and is now provided here. This collection of essays addresses the subject from a variety of points of view, including the issues of definitions, ancient Near Eastern ''prophecies'', social anthropology, place of the temple, and modern apocalyptic movements. The Introduction summarizes the individual essays and then engages the contributors in a debate on the main points relevant to the topic. It argues th
The historian and the Bible : essays in honour of Lester L. Grabbe by Diana Vikander Edelman( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grabbe's distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest
Ancient Israel : what do we know and how do we know it? by Lester L Grabbe( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this updated edition of his much praised volume Lester L. Grabbe takes readers through the earliest history of Israel paying close attention to the most recent sources and data"--
A history of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple period by Lester L Grabbe( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in transition : from late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 BCE) by Lester L Grabbe( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade the European Seminar in Historical Methodology has debated the history of ancient Israel. The really seminal period - one of great debates over a number of topics - is the four centuries between the Late Bronze II and Iron IIA. This volume engages with the relevant texts
Judah between East and West : the transition from Persian to Greek rule (ca. 400-200 BCE) by Lester L Grabbe( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays by leading scholars examining the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE. Judah Between East and West is a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, presenting the main findings of a recent conference of British and Israeli scholars at held at Tel Aviv University. The contributions focus on the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE, though some of the essays are extended outside these time limits. The volume aims to explore this period in all its complexity, as far as the limitations of a single publication allows! Subjects covered include the archaeology of Maresha/Marisa, Jewish identity, Hellenization/Hellenism, Ptolemaic administration in Judah, biblical and Jewish literature of the early Greek period, the size and status of Jerusalem, the Samaritans in the transition period, and Greek foundations in Palestine. The Library of Second Temple Studies is a premier book series that offers cutting-edge work for a readership of scholars, teachers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates in the field of Second Temple studies. All the many and diverse aspects of Second Temple study are represented and promoted, including innovative work from historical perspectives, studies using social-scientific and literary theory, and developing theological, cultural and contextual approaches
Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian by Lester L Grabbe( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah between East and West : the transition from Persian to Greek rule (ca. 400-200 BCE) : a conference held at Tel Aviv University, 17-19 April 2007 sponsored by the ASG (the Academic Study Group for Israel and the Middle East) and Tel Aviv University by Lester L Grabbe( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays by leading scholars examining the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE. Judah Between East and West is a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, presenting the main findings of a recent conference of British and Israeli scholars at held at Tel Aviv University. The contributions focus on the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE, though some of the essays are extended outside these time limits. The volume aims to explore this period in all its complexity, as far as the
Priests, prophets, diviners, sages : a socio-historical study of religious specialists in ancient Israel by Lester L Grabbe( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Judaic religion in the Second Temple period : belief and practice from the Exile to YavnehAn introduction to Second Temple Judaism : history and religion of the Jews in the time of Nehemiah, the Maccabees, Hillel and JesusExile and restoration revisited : essays on the Babylonian and Persian periods in memory of Peter R. AckroydAhab agonistes : the rise and fall of the Omri dynastyBetween evidence and ideology : essays on the history of ancient Israel read at the joint meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oud Testamentisch Werkgezelschap, Lincoln, July 2009The priests in the prophets : the portrayal of priests, prophets, and other religious specialists in the latter prophetsLeading captivity captive : "the Exile" as history and ideologyEvery city shall be forsaken : urbanism and prophecy in ancient Israel and the Near East
Alternative Names
Grabbe, L. L.

Grabbe, Lester.

Grabbe, Lester 1945-

Grabbe, Lester L., 1945-

Grabbe, Lester Lee.

Grabbe, Lester Lee 1945-

Lester L. Grabbe American historian and Emeritus Professor

Lester L. Grabbe Amerikaans historicus

Lester L. Grabbe Emeritus Professor

Lester L. Grabbe historiador estadounidense

Lester L. Grabbe historiador estauxunidense

Lester L. Grabbe storico statunitense

Lester L. Grabbe US-amerikanischer Historiker

그래브, 레스터 L. 1945-

그래브, 레스터 리 1945-

그래비, 레스터 L. 1945-

그래비, 레스터 리 1945-

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Spanish (1)