The Books of the Maccabees: History, Theology, Ideology

Papers of the Second International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Pápa, Hungary, 9-11 June, 2005

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This volume publishes papers delivered at the Second International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books (Pápa, Hungary). This conference dealt with the Books of the Maccabees. As such, this was the most extended discussion of these books that ever took place at a scholarly meeting. The volume contains articles on the textual forms, traditions, theology and ideology of the books, and demonstrates the books’ relationship with the contemporary literature of early Judaism.
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Géza G. Xeravits, Ph.D. (2003) in Theology, University of Groningen, is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Academy, Pápa, Hungary. His main scholarly interest is the literature of the Qumran Community. He published King, Priest, Prophet. Positive Eschatological Protagonists of the Qumran Library (Brill, 2003).
József Zsengellér, Ph.D. (2003) in Theology, University of Utrecht, is Professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Academy, Pápa, Hungary. His main scholarly interest is the literature of the Samaritans. His publications include Gerizim as Israel (Utrecht, 1998).

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Scholars of Bible, early Judaism, ancient history.

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