The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: 175 B.C. to A.D. 135, Volume 1 (New Revised English Edition)

By Emil Schürer

Serious presentation of the total facts pertaining to Jewish heritage, associations, and literature from one hundred seventy five BC to advert a hundred thirty five; with up to date bibliographies.

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Mazar, B. , Beth She'arim. I. The Catacombs I-IV ^ 1 nine five 7 ) . Semitic Inscriptions, pp. 1 three 2 - four 2 . (Hebrew with English precis. ) Bagatti, B. , Milik, J . T. , Gli scavi del 'Dominus Flevit' I. l. a. necropoli del periodo romano (1958), p p . 7 zero - 1 zero nine ('Le iscrizioni degli ossuari*, through J . T. Milik). Leon, H. J . , The Jews of historic Rome (i960). (All the Jewish inscriptions are reproduced and translated. ) Scheiber, A. , Corpus Inscriptionum Hungariae Judaicarum (i960), pp. 1 three - 6 1 (Greek and Latin inscriptions from the second one to the fourth century A . D . with Hungarian translation and commentary). i6 advent Schwabe, M. , Lifshitz, B. , Beth She'arim. II. The Greek Inscriptions (1967) (Hebrew with French summary). Lifshitz, B. , Donateurs et fondateurs dans les synagogues juives: Ripertoire des didicaces grecques family members d, l. a. building et a los angeles rifection des synagogues (1967). Avigad, N. , Beth She'arim. sick (1971). Hebrew and Aramaic Inscriptions, pp. 1 6 nine 89 (in Hebrew). F o r the greater than t w o hundred Hebrew and A r a m a i c inscriptions on pottery vessels and ostraca chanced on a t Masada and nonetheless av^^aiting p u b hcation, see t h e initial record b y Y . Y a d i n i n I E J 15 (1965), pp. 1 1 1 - four . F o r present guides of Jewish inscriptions, word t h e collections and announcements pointed out above less than Greek, Latin a n d Semitic inscriptions. F o r an version w i t h English translation and c o m m e n t a r y of JewishGreek papyri see Corpus PaPyrorum Judaicarum b y V . Tcherikover, A. F u ok s and M. Stern, w i t h an epigraphic contribution b y D . M. Lewds, I - I I I (1957-64). §3- THE resources T h e leader assets of data touching on t h e highbrow and religious lifetime of the Jews in the course of the interval into consideration are the extant h t e r a r y items of t h a t period. T h e y might be dealt w i t h i n §§32-4 in vol. I I I . T h e N e w T e s t a m e n t can be a part of this literature insofar because it originates from Jewish writers and refers to Jewish affairs. Direct resource fabric is additional supplied b y t h e cash a n d inscriptions, the bibliography of w h i c h is contained in t h e previous §2. T a okay e n singly or jointly, those records may, even though, now not permit t h e pupil t o write a h i s t o r y of t h e inter-Testamental age. T h i s is feasible purely as the t w o B o o ok s of the Maccabees and the works of Josephus can be found, recounting t h e vital occasions and infrequently even the minute information of t h e historical past of t h a t interval. T h e y shape crucial, a n d virtually unique, resource for Jewish pohtical historical past. Their contribution m a y be supplemented from t h e normal and accomplished works of Greek a n d R o m a n historians. Moreover', oblique facts of these instances referring to associations and customs emerges from rabbinic literature (Mishnah, Tosefta, T a l m u d , Midrash and T a r g u m ) , and from the v a r i o u s records came upon over the last region of a c e n t u r y in t h e J u d a e a n wasteland b e t w e e n Qumran and Masada.

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