By Eric F. Mason
This selection of essays honors James C. VanderKam at the get together of his sixty-fifth birthday and 20th 12 months at the college of the collage of Notre Dame. a global crew of scholars-including friends focusing on moment Temple Judaism and religious study, colleagues prior and current, and previous students-offers essays that engage in a variety of methods with rules and topics vital in VanderKam's personal paintings. the gathering is split into 5 sections spanning volumes. the 1st quantity contains essays at the Hebrew Bible and historic close to East in addition to reviews on Qumran and the useless Sea Scrolls. Essays within the moment quantity deal with issues in early Judaism, Enoch traditions and Jubilees, and the recent testomony and early Christianity.
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