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In: Flores Florentino
In: Flores Florentino

Literature on rewritten Scripture has become a growing industry. In the Second Degree is among the more intriguing contributions to the implied vibrant and ongoing debate. However, it is crucial if we want to move the discussion forward that we disentangle it from the slightly parochial nature of Second Temple Jewish literature in general and the context of Qumran texts in particular that have loomed large in the last decade’s debate (since the publication of the Cave 4 manuscripts). By this observation, I do not want to underplay the significance of numerous important studies. But it has been

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

What does Islam have to do with asceticism? The question is far from unequivocal, since the answer is ambiguous, to say the least. On the one hand, there are clearly traces of asceticism in the Qurʾan involving a world-renouncing stance and elements relating to self-privation. On the other hand, the Qurʾan reflects a far more lenient attitude toward ascetic practices, when compared to, for instance, contemporaneous Syrian Christianity. Believers should enjoy the God-given blessings of the natural world and refrain from becoming religious overdoers. This special issue of Numen deals with asceticism in the context of formative Islam.

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In: The Embroidered Bible: Studies in Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Honour of Michael E. Stone

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156851710X484613 Dead Sea Discoveries 17 (2010) 115–139 Book Reviews Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times . By Sidnie White Crawford. Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008. Paperback. Pp. 160. US$ 16.00. ISBN 9780802847409. In recent years the term “rewritten Bible”—felicitously coined by Geza Vermes almost half a century ago—has become object of a vigorous scholarly debate. Recent discussions revolve around two contested issues. The first pertains to the question of genre. To what extent do the texts traditionally classified as rewritten Bible constitute a

In: Dead Sea Discoveries
In: Early Christian Ethics in Interaction with Jewish and Greco-Roman Contexts

Sandgren’s book of 701 tightly written pages (printed with remarkably small characters which make the reading a laborious affair) is a comprehensive examination of the relationship between Jews and Christians until the advent of Islam. The book is accompanied with eight maps and contains indexes of selected primary and secondary sources. It also includes ten lists covering the most important onomastic skeletons for the discussion: (1) Jewish highpriests; (2) Ptolemies; (3) Seleucids; (4) Roman emperors; (5) Parthian kings; (6) Sasanian kings; (7) Principal rabbinic sages; (8) Jewish patriarchs and exilarchs; (9) bishops and patriarchs of major Roman cities; (10) ancient

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism