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The spirit in first-century Judaism

Author: John R Levison
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Brill Academic Publishers, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lays a cornerstone in the foundation of pneumatological studies by scouring the writings of the likes of Plato and Plutarch, Daniel and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as those of Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus. Levison contextualizes the material both historically and literarily, taking seriously the influence of popular Greco-Roman thinking as well as Jewish exegetical traditions. --from publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Flavius Josephus; Philo <Alexandrinus>; Philo, Alexandrinus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Levison
ISBN: 0391041312 9780391041318
OCLC Number: 49576272
Notes: Originally published: Leiden ; New York : Brill, 1997. Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums ; Bd. 29.
Description: xiv, 302 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
An anomalous prophet. The Spirit as an invading angel --
The Spirit as life itself --
An eclectic era. The Spirit and human transformation: Palestinian and diaspora perspectives --
The Spirit and prophetic transformation: a Palestinian perspective --
The Spirit and philosophical transformation: diaspora perspectives --
An extraordinary mind. The Spirit and extraordinary insight --
The Spirit and inspired exegesis --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: by John R. Levison.

Abstract:

Lays a cornerstone in the foundation of pneumatological studies by scouring the writings of the likes of Plato and Plutarch, Daniel and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as those of Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus. Levison contextualizes the material both historically and literarily, taking seriously the influence of popular Greco-Roman thinking as well as Jewish exegetical traditions. --from publisher description
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