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Jewish Symbols in the Greco Roman Period. Abridged Edition.

Erwin R Goodenough

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ISBN 10: 0691099677 / ISBN 13: 9780691099675
Editore: Princeton University Press, New Jersey 1988, 1988
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Reprint. Hardback. Dust jacket. Fine in fine dust wrapper. Codice inventario libreria A156090

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Titolo: Jewish Symbols in the Greco Roman Period. ...

Casa editrice: Princeton University Press, New Jersey 1988

Data di pubblicazione: 1988

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

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This volume presents the most important portions of Erwin Goodenough's classic thirteen-volume work, a magisterial attempt to encompass human spiritual history in general through the study of Jewish symbols in particular. Revealing that the Jewish religion of the period was much more varied and complex than the extant Talmudic literature would lead us to believe, Goodenough offered evidence for the existence of a Hellenistic-Jewish mystic mythology far closer to the Qabbalah than to rabbinical Judaism.


Originally published in 1989.


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"Since [Jacob Neusner's one-volume abridgement] presents the fruits of Goodenough's decades-long study of ancient Jewish art, climaxed by his study of the third-century synagogue at Dura-Europas, it is probably the best introduction to Goodenough's mature thought. Neusner contributes a twenty-nine-page foreword that explains the enduring importance of the entire thirteen-volume work."--David M. Hay, Studia Philonica Annual 1

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