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One of my favorite introductory books is now out in a 2nd edition: (HT Lawrence Schiffman on Twitter)

Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism (2nd Edition)

NEW 2ND EDITION

Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism
A Parallel History of their Origins and Early Development

Edited by Hershel Shanks

A unique look at two of the world’s great religions

This newly revised parallel history of Judaism and Christianity presents the first six centuries in the development of both religions in one understandable volume. This unprecedented book takes readers from the middle of the first century—when a distinction between Judaism and Christianity first became apparent—to theArab conquest. This book begins where its companion volume, Ancient Israel, ends.

The first edition appeared more than two decadesago and has since become a standard text book and reference work for undergraduate, graduate and Bible study courses across the country. The book’s editor and contributing authors have now written a completely updated and revised edition that incorporates the most important finds andi nsights from the past two decades of archaeological, historical and biblical research.

More than 65 images enhance the text, many illustrating the most dramatic and importantf inds discovered in the Holy Land and elsewhere in recent decades. It also includes, for the first time, informative maps detailing the many sites and regions where the shared histories of these two world religions unfolded.

486 PAGES, 69 ILLUSTRATIONS, 7 MAPS & CHARTS, 8

Chapters include:

LOUIS H. FELDMAN | Palestinian and Diaspora Judaism in the First Century

E.P. SANDERS | The Life of Jesus

JAMES D.G. DUNN | Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome: 30–70 C.E.

LEE I.A. LEVINE | Judaism from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the End of the Second Jewish Revolt: 70-135 C.E.

HAROLD W. ATTRIDGE | Christianity from the Destruction of Jerusalem to Constantine: 70-312 C.E.

SHAYE J.D. COHEN | Judaism to the Mishnah: 135-220 C.E.

ISAIAH M. GAFNI | The World of the Talmud: From the Mishnah to the Arab Conquest

DENNIS E. GROH | The Religion of the Empire: Christianity from Constantine to the Arab Conquest

JAMES H. CHARLESWORTH | Christians and Jews in the First Six Centuries

3 Responses to “Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism 2nd edition Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism 2nd edition New Book-Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism 2nd edition”

  1. 1
    Jeff:

    I see one essay (Kee’s) has been completely replaced (w/Dunn’s).
    I’d be interested in finding out just how much of a rewrite the other essays underwent, and if the difference is worth buying the new edition.

  2. 2
    IH:

    I’m confused. Per Amazon link, it is was published in Nov 2011 — so hardly “new”. Also, it seems to be much cheaper at http://store.bib-arch.org/Christianity-Rabbinic-Judaism-2nd-edition/productinfo/7H191/

  3. 3
    Menachem Mendel:

    IH,

    Good point. I’ll try and find out if it is really new or not.

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