The Spirit in First-Century Judaism

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BRILL, 1997 - Religion - 302 pages
The Spirit in First Century Judaism mirrors the growing recognition that the role of the Spirit in Judaism and early Christianity warrants further scholarly inquiry and moreover lays a cornerstone in the foundation of pneumatological studies by scouring the writings of the likes of Plato and Plutarch, Daniel and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as those of Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus. Levison contextualizes the material both historically and literarily, taking seriously the influence of popular Greco-Roman thinking as well as Jewish exegetical traditions. Convincingly argued, cogently presented, and thoroughly documented, this volume, in the words of the Journal of Jewish Studies, "has profound ramifications for both Jewish and New Testament Studies." This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
 

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Contents

PROSPECT
25
THE SPIRIT AS LIFE ITSELF
56
Stoicism and the Spirit
67
The Dead Sea Scrolls
73
PROSPECT
83
THE SPIRIT AND PHILOSOPHICAL
131
RETROSPECT
161
PROSPECT
167
THE SPIRIT AND INSPIRED EXEGESIS
190
RETROSPECT
212
PROSPECT
237
Essential Data on Philo Judaeus PseudoPhilos
261
ABBREVIATIONS
273
INDEXES
281
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John R. Levison is Professor of New Testament at Seattle Pacific University and the author of Portraits of Adam in Early Judaism (Sheffield, 1988) and edited, with Louis H. Feldman Josephus' Contra Apionem: Studies in its Character and Context with a Latin Concordance to the Portion Missing in Greek (Brill, 1996).

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