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The God of the Maccabees

Studies on the meaning and origin of the Maccabean Revolt. Tr. by H.R. Moehring

Elias J. Bickerman

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Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2 vols) 

A New Edition in English including The God of the Maccabees, introduced by Martin Hengel, edited by Amram Tropper

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Elias J. Bickerman

Elias J. Bickerman, who passed away a quarter of a century ago, was one of the twentieth century's great historians of the ancient world. His innovative genius and breathtaking erudition are evident in his writings, many of which are now considered classics. Bickerman's contributions to the history of ancient Judaism and early Christianity remain particularly significant but his three volume collection, Studies in Jewish and Christian History, has been out of print for some time. Thus, the publication of this new edition of Studies, now entirely in English, along with Bickerman's most famous book, The God of the Maccabees, is designed to bring Bickerman's central studies on ancient Judaism and early Christianity to a new generation of students and scholars.