Changes in Research on Judaism in the Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods: An Invitation to Interdisciplinarity

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This article offers an overview of what every theologian and scholar of religion should know about changes in biblical studies that have taken place concerning the past depreciation of Second Temple Judaism, the use of newly discovered sources and their implications, as well as integrative approaches to top-down (reflected beliefs, prescribed practices, textual sources) and bottom-up (intuitive beliefs, lived practices, material culture) processes. Changes in the field lead to the re-writing of the history of the Bible and of Judaean society in the Greco-Roman context. By means of this co-authored research article, we wish to demonstrate the benefit of, as well as the need for, interdisciplinary work in the study of antiquity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudia Theologica
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)3-29
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

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