By James H. Charlesworth, Michael A. Daise
After the demise of Alexander the good in 323 B.C.E., Jewish students, specially these in Jerusalem and Alexandria, became more and more to the everlasting questions that outline those that contemplate human existence. those sages sought to understand the beginning and essence of items and reflected the way it was once attainable to benefit and procure perception. knowledge, they got here to determine, was once the “fashioner of all issues” who disclosed “what is mystery and what's manifest.” a lot of those Jewish intellectuals observed knowledge because the closest being to God.In this ebook, 5 of the world's most popular students within the box think about the knowledge traditions in moment Temple Judaism and earliest Christianity. Roland Murphy (late of Duke collage) explores the biblical and Jewish knowledge literature, and specializes in ways in which Jews sought to appreciate sin and suffering.Peter Schäfer (Princeton college) argues that the organization of knowledge, Torah, and Israel present in biblical literature was once taken up a lot later within the writings of the Rabbinic sages.Peder Borgen (formerly collage of Trondheim, Norway) examines the similarities within the writings of the Hellenistic Jewish knowledge instructor Philo of Alexandria and the author of the Gospel of John.D. Moody Smith (Duke college) specializes in the eagerness narrative within the Gospel of John as he demonstrates how a lot John will depend on Jewish knowledge culture in his gospel. James Charlesworth (PrincetonTheological Seminary) examines the knowledge elements of a few Jewish apocalypses which will exhibit that the Gospel of John attracts upon either the Jewish knowledge literature and Jewish apocalypses. James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of recent testomony Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, director of the seminary’s useless Sea Scrolls venture, and co-editor of the Trinity Press religion and Scholarship Colloquies (FSC) series.Michael A. Daise is Assistant Professor of faith on the collage of William and Mary and has released articles at the outdated testomony Pseudepigrapha and the lifeless Sea Scrolls.