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Authors: Reimund Bieringer
ISBN-13: 9789004175884, ISBN-10: 9004175881
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Date Published: November 2009
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Reimund Bieringer

Reimund Bieringer is professor of New Testamentat the Faculty of Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and author of numerous books and articles on New Testament topics, particularly on Paul.
Florentino García Martínez was Professor of Early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls at the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium). He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal for the Study of Judaism and editorial secretary of the Revue de Qumran. He has written numerous books and articles on Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Didier Pollefeyt is professor of Jewish-Christian Relations at the Faculty of Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Peter Tomson is professor of New Testament, Patristics and Rabbinics at the Faculty of Protestant Theology in Brussels, Belgium. He is General Editor of the Compendia Rerum Judaicarum ad Novum Testamentum.

Book Synopsis

This book brings together the contributions of the foremost specialists on the relationship of the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature. They present the history of scholarship and deal with the main methodological issues, and analyze both legal and literary problems.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The New Testament and Rabbinic Study-An Historical Sketch William Horbury 1

Methodology in Rabbinic Studies

The Modern Study of Rabbinics and Historical Questions: The Tale of the Text Isaiah Gafni 43

From the Best Text to the Pragmatic Edition: On Editing Rabbinic Texts Giuseppe Veltri 63

Dating Rabbinic Traditions Gtinter Stemberger 79

Form-Criticism of Rabbinic Literature Catherine Hezser 97

The Social Profile of the Pharisees Roland Deines 111


Halakhah in the New Testament: A Research Overview Peter J. Tomson 135

Sabbath Laws in the New Testament Gospels Lutz Doering 207

Jesus and Purity Friedrich Avemarie 255

Jesus, Scripture and Paradosis: Response to Friedrich Avemarie Thomas Kazen 281

Divorce Halakhah in Paul and the Jesus Tradition Peter J. Tomson 281


The New Testament and Rabbinic Hebrew Jan foosten Menahem Kister 335

"First Adam" and "Second Adam" in 1 Cor 15:45-49 in the Light of Midrashic Exegesis and Hebrew Usage Menahem Kister 351

Midrash and the New Testament: A Methodology for the Study of Gospel Midrash Miguel Perez Fernandez 367

Other Materials

Targum and the New Testament: A Revisit Martin McNamara 387

Jewish Mysticism, the New Testament and Rabbinic-Period Mysticism Crispin Fletcher-Louis 429

Cumulative Bibliography 471

Index of Persons 509

Index of Ancient Sources 521