Religious Worlds of the First Judaic Millennium
By (author) Martin S. Jaffee
Publication date:01 May 2005
Length of book:277 pages
An analysis of the world view, the various religious and cultural ideas, rituals, and customs in Judea that gave rise to Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, the Therapeutae, and the Essenes. This book introduces the complex reality of Judaism in ancient times using an approach grounded in the interdisciplinary framework of the comparative study of religions. The aim of the book is to immerse students in theoretical problems regarding the interpretation of religious life as they master the diverse details of the forms of Judaic religion that thrived in antiquity.