The Jewish Sabbath: From the Maccabees to Qumran

The Jewish Sabbath From the Maccabees to Qumran This is a reading for serious students of Jewish history and the Hebrew Bible It is based on my M Phil thesis at Stellenbosch University It deals with the concept of the Sabbath held by Jews between t

  • Title: The Jewish Sabbath: From the Maccabees to Qumran
  • Author: Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This is a reading for serious students of Jewish history and the Hebrew Bible It is based on my M.Phil thesis at Stellenbosch University It deals with the concept of the Sabbath held by Jews between the period of the so called Old and New Testaments Was there a major Jewish view of the Sabbath or were there varied views Was the Sabbath one of the most important issuesThis is a reading for serious students of Jewish history and the Hebrew Bible It is based on my M.Phil thesis at Stellenbosch University It deals with the concept of the Sabbath held by Jews between the period of the so called Old and New Testaments Was there a major Jewish view of the Sabbath or were there varied views Was the Sabbath one of the most important issues facing the Jewish Community, or was it rather a peripheral issue What was the place of Covenant with YHWH in relation to the Sabbath What was the impact of the historical events of the period on views of the Sabbath Was the understanding s of the Sabbath legalistic, or was there a depth of heartfelt spirituality accompanying Sabbath observance Were the rules with regard to the Sabbath actually carried out, or were they largely ignored The author answers the above questions by looking at five books Jubilees, 1 and 2 Maccabees, the Damascus Document and Josephus Jewish Antiquities These books, written between 200 B.C.E and 100 C.E, are representative of the literature that deals with the issue of the Sabbath in significant ways.

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    1. This is really an excellent study of the aspects of Sabbath experience and practice in the period between 200 B.C.E. and 100 C.E and a prelimary study to provide background information to the question: Did the Jewish Christians of the first century change the day from Saturday to Sunday. The author queried the text of five books that deal with the issue of the Sabbath in a substantial and representing way and covering this period: Jubilees, 1 en 2 Maccabees, the Damascus Document and Josephus Je [...]

    2. The book gives the reader a good understanding how the Sabbath were kept during the time of Jesus. Although the book does not ask the question directly, the question is still posed. Was the Sabbath replaced by Sunday under the authority of the Apostles? I would recommend the book for anybody who wants to learn more Jewish and early Christian history in the time of Jesus.Barend Wesseloo

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