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Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature
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Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth L. Sanders

Abstract

Since the 1990s, Early Modern and Medieval Science in Jewish sources has been actively studied, but the consensus was that no real scientific themes could be found in earlier Judaism. This book points them out in detail, and posits a new field of research: the scientific activity evident in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The publication of new texts and new analyses of older ones reveals crucial elements that are best illuminated by the history of science, and may have interesting consequences for it. The book attempts to account for scientific themes in Second Temple Ju ... More

Keywords: history of science, Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha, Second Temple Judaism, rabbinic literature, Jewish texts, Jewish scholars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479823048
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Ben-Dov, editor

Seth L. Sanders, author

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