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Society, the sacred, and scripture in ancient Judaism : a sociology of knowledge

This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the Christian Era; (3) earliest rabbinic Judaism in the second century C.E> in the land of Israel; (4) Late Antique Talmudic Rabbinism, primarily inn Babylonia, down to the sixth century of the Christian Era. Lightstone attempts not only to describe the
eBook, English, 1988
Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ont., 1988