Geschichte der Juden in der Antike 978-3-8252-3366-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Peter Schäfer

Geschichte der Juden in der Antike

Die Juden Palästinas von Alexander dem Großen bis zur arabischen Eroberung

[A History of the Jews in Antiquity. 2nd edition.]

2nd, reviewed edition; 2010. XXIII, 316 pages.
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Published in German.
The goal of this book is to give the reader an overview of the political and economical conditions which created the framework for the history of Judaism in antiquity.
The goal of this book is to give the reader an overview of the political and economical conditions which created the framework for the history of Judaism in antiquity. Peter Schäfer provides an outline of the political situation in Palestine between 333 BC and 638 AD. He deals with the following subjects chronologically: Alexander the Great and the Diadochi, Ptolemaic, Seleucidic and Hasmonaic rule in Palestine, Herod the Great, the first Jewish War and the Bar Kochba revolt. He concludes the work with a survey of the remaining time up to the conquest by the Arabs. Since the sources pertaining to this time are difficult to understand and are not coherent, Peter Schäfer also tries to explain other opinions, to include differing scholarly opinions and to deal critically with the sources available.
Authors/Editors

Peter Schäfer Geboren 1943; 1968 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1983–2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1998–2013 Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies und Professor of Religion an der Princeton University; seit 2014 Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: www.literatur-report.de — www.literatur-report.de (11/2010)
In: Orbis Terrarum — 10 (2008–2011), S. 245–246 (FD)
In: Soteria — 29 (2012), S. 93–94 (Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman)
In: Revue de Qumran — 25 (2011), S. 157–158 (Corrado Martone)
In: Salesianum — 74 (2012), S. 387–388 (Rafael Vicent)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 55 (2011), S. 430
In: Liesmalwieder.de — http://www.liesmalwieder.de/buchtipp.php?id=116569 (01/2011)
In: Journal of Ancient Judaism — 2 (2011), S. 140
In: Religionen unterwegs — 2016, Heft 3, S. 29–31 (Günter Stemberger)