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Given the recent interest in the emotions presupposed in early religious literature, it has been thought useful to examine in this volume how the Jews and early Christians expressed their feelings within the prayers recorded in some of their literature. Specialists in their fields from academic institutions around the world have analysed important texts relating to this overall theme and to what is revealed with regard to such diverse topics as relations with God, exegesis, education, prophecy, linguistic expression, feminism, happiness, grief, cult, suicide, non-Jews, Hellenism, Qumran and Jerusalem. The texts discussed are in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and are important for a scientific understanding of how Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity developed their approaches to worship, to the construction of their theology and to the feelings that lay behind their religious ideas and practices. The articles contribute significantly to an historical understanding of how Jews maintained their earlier traditions but also came to terms with the ideology of the dominant Hellenistic culture that surrounded them.


"In sum, we have received another very intriguing volume on the emotional aspect of the Second Temple prayer."Zdzislaw J. Kapera in: The Qumran Chronicle 23, 2015, 170-171


The series Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies (DCLS)is concerned principally with research into those books of the Greek Bible (Septuagint) which are not contained in the Hebrew canon, and into intertestamentary and early Jewish literature from the period around the 3rd century BCE to the 2nd century CE. The series was launched in 2007 in collaboration with the “International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature”. It provides a logical extension to the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook, which has been published since 2004.


Editor Stefan C. Reif

Editor Renate Egger-Wenzel

Product Details


GTIN 9783110374292

Release Date 13.11.2015

Language English

Pages 417

Product type Book

Dimension 9.06 x 6.57 x 6.10  inches

Product Weight 25.93 ounces

Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions

Emotions associated with Jewish prayer in and around the Second Temple period

Stefan C. Reif


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