Martin Hengels »Zeloten« 978-3-16-152514-8 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Martin Hengels »Zeloten«

Ihre Bedeutung im Licht von fünfzig Jahren Forschungsgeschichte. Mit einem Geleitwort von Roland Deines
Hrsg. v. Hermann Lichtenberger

[Martin Hengel's »Zealots«. Its Significance in Light of Fifty Years of Research.]

2013. XVII, 185 pages.
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ISBN 978-3-16-152514-8
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Published in German.
Martin Hengel's The Zealots, published originally in 1961, is after over 50 years still the most important study of the Jewish revolts in the 1st century AD. Hengel emphasizes the radical-religious background of the Jewish opposition to Rome. In commemoration of the 85th birthday of Martin Hengel, who died in 2009, and to mark the new edition of the Zealots in 2011, a symposium was held to acknowledge the history of reception and the continuing significance of Hengel's first work.
Martin Hengel's The Zealots, published originally in 1961, is after over 50 years still the most important study of the Jewish revolts in the 1st century AD. Hengel emphasizes the radical-religious background of the Jewish opposition to Rome. In commemoration of the 85th birthday of Martin Hengel, who died in 2009, and to mark the new edition of the Zealots in 2011, a symposium was held to acknowledge the history of reception and the continuing significance of Hengel's first work. The authors deal with subjects such as God's zeal and the zeal of his protagonists, the prototypes of zeal in the Old Testament and early Judaism, Elijah and Phineas, as well as the relationship between the Jesus tradition and the Zealots. The boycott of Roman coins demonstrates the fervent zeal of the Zealots. The last contribution investigates the religious perception of Jews and Judaism in Martin Hengel's works and the extraordinary significance of Hengel's Zealots for the history of Ancient Judaism.
Survey of contents
Joachim Schaper: Das Theologumenon des »Eifers« Gottes in alttestamentlichen Texten, sein Zusammenhang mit dem Bilderverbot und seine Wirkung auf das frühe Judentum – Anna Maria Schwemer: Die »Eiferer« Elia und Pinchas und ihre Identifikation – Christian Grappe: Die Zeloten, der historische Jesus und der Jesus der Evangelien – Niclas Förster: Die zelotische Ablehnung römischer Steuern und Münzen: eine neue patristische Quelle – Daniel R. Schwartz: Zeloten, Martin Hengels 'Die Zeloten' und Dichotomie im antiken Judentum
Authors/Editors

Hermann Lichtenberger Geboren 1943; Studium der Evangelischen Theologie und der Semitischen Sprachen in Erlangen und Heidelberg; 1976 Promotion; 1986 Habilitation; 1993–2010 Professor für Neues Testament und antikes Judentum in Tübingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Review of Biblical Literature — http://bookreviews.org (01/2015) (M. Eugene Boring)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 58 (2014), S. 218
In: Theologische Beiträge — 45 (2014), S. 64–65 (Stefan Krauter)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 139 (2014), S. 201–202 (Markus Tiwald)
In: The Polish Journal of Bibl. Research — 13 (2014), S. 139–140 (Zdzislaw J. Kapera)