Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Klawans on ancient Jewish theology and law

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Ancient Jewish Theology and Law. Jonathan Klawans on the divergence of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes (Robin Ngo).
According to scholar Jonathan Klawans, ancient Jews—including the Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes—cared as much about matters of Jewish theology as about laws and practices.
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