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Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN10: 9004137734 ISBN13: 9789004137738 DDC: 229.911 Edition: Hardcover; 2006-01


A little-known text of Hellenistic Judaism, "4 Baruch" (or "Paraleipomena Jeremiou") reflects the situation in Palestine on the eve of the Bar-Kokhba War by retelling the story of the Babylonian captivity of the Jewish people. Neglected for far too long, "4 Baruch" is now made accessible to scholars and students alike through a critical edition of the Greek text, a new English translation, and a substantial commentary on this early Jewish writing of the beginning of the second century C.E. The commentary elaborates its historical and literary setting and provides a theological interpretation of its religious ideas. On the basis of his close and careful reading of the text, Jens Herzer argues for the basic integrity of "4 Baruch" as a genuine Jewish work that was preserved after the war by a Christian group that also added a Christian ending.


  • Dewey Decimal: 229.911

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 6.3"x9.6"x0.7"; 1.3 lb; 212 pages
  • Edition Info: Hardcover; 2006-01


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