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Comment: TITLE: HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE TIMEAUTHOR: SCHURER, EMILISBN 10: 1565630491ISBN 13: 9781565630499BINDING: Hardback without Dust JacketPUBLICATION DATE: NAPAGES: NADESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition. Transit time: 5-24 Days.
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A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ (5 volume set) Hardcover – Unabridged, October 1, 1993

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2144 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers (October 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565630491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565630499
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David deSilva on February 22, 2016
Format: Hardcover
A number of people here have referred to this as the best resource of its kind and used other such glowing remarks. As a professor of New Testament and a specialist in Second Temple Period Judaism, I simply have to say, "no." This is an attractive and affordable edition of a "classic" work, but the work was completed a decade before World War I. Have we learned nothing about Second Temple Period Judaism in the century (plus) since Schurer wrote this? The Dead Sea Scrolls, that library of Jewish texts apparently used and hidden by the Qumran community (and quite likely representing a branch of the Essenes) would only be discovered forty-some years after Schurer died. Archaeology of the region has made significant advances in the century since Schurer. The study of ancient Judaism itself has been revolutionized by thinking of it no longer as the legalistic foil to Christianity, but as a religion of grace and response (a re-thinking of Judaism and the old stereotype motivated not least by the fact of the Holocaust).

I'm not advising against buying this set; I am strongly advising against approaching it as if, in the 21st century, it is still the go-to resource for the study of "the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus." Far better: An Introduction to Second Temple Judaism by Lester Grabbe; Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview, edited by John Collins and Daniel Harlow; Greeks, Romans, Jews by James Newsome. Perhaps best (though costlier): The Cambridge History of Judaism (volumes 2 and 3 will cover this period well).
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This is exactly what the title says: A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ. The word "Christ" in the title offers a clue regarding its perspective, but it remains true to Judaism and the historical record. For Christians, it's the best resource of its kind and for non-Christians, its a very well researched and written historical text.
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Schuerer's history is a classis in the field of the development of Judaism from the intertestamental period to the first century AD, esp. as it developed with the emerging Christian Church. His work is not, strictly speaking, a piece of church history; rather, it is a broad analysis of the religious, political, social, and economic dynamics that shaped both Judaism and Christianity.
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Having read completely through them yet, but have scanned through them and they are what I've been looking for. However, there seems to be a volume missing out of the set. They are set up in two volumes for different periods but the third set seems to be missing it's other section. But I things they are great in any case.
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Not the revised, re-edited and updated version, but at $39, a real steal.
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Not as easy to read as other works, but really good info
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Used these in seminary and glad I was finally able to afford my own copy. These are a must have for any one interested in Jewish/Christian Theology.
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The binding is very pretty binding and sufficiently strong. The font leaves much to be desired, but it is legible/readable. The contents are very thorough and are sourced.
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