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The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies Provides a comprehensive survey of Biblical scholarship in a variety of disciplines.



Much more information on most of the topics treated here, including extensive bibliography, can be found in Grabbe 1992 and 2000a.

Barclay, J. M. G. 1996. Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora from Alexander to Trajan (323 BCE-117 CE). Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

Bar-Kochva, B. 1989. Judas Maccabaeus: The Jewish Struggle Against the Seleucids. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

——— 1996. Pseudo-Hecataeus, On the Jews: Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora. Hellenistic Culture and Society, 21. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press.

Baumgarten, A. I. 1997. The Flourishing of Jewish Sects in the Maccabean Era: An Interpretation. JSJSup 55. Leiden: Brill.

Bilde, Per 1978. ‘The Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula)'s Attempt to Erect his Statue in the Temple of Jerusalem’. Studia Theologica, 32: 67–93.

Cohen, S. J. D. 1979. Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and Development as a Historian. CSCT 8. Leiden: Brill.

Dines, J. M. 2004. The Septuagint: Understanding the Bible and its World. London and New York: T. & T. Clark International.

Fernández Marcos, N. 2000. The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Versions of the Bible, trans. W. G. E. Watson. Leiden: Brill.

García Martínez, F. 1988. ‘Qumran Origins and Early History: A Groningen Hypothesis’. Folio Orientalia, 25: 113–36.

Gera, D. 1990. ‘On the Credibility of the History of the Tobiads’. In A. Kasher, U. Rappaport, and G. Fuks, eds., Greece and Rome in Eretz Israel: Collected Essays, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 21–38.

——— 1998. Judaea and Mediterranean Politics 219 to 161 B.C.E. Brill's Series in Jewish Studies, 8. Leiden: Brill.

Grabbe, L. L. 1992. Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian, i: Persian and Greek Periods; ii: Roman Period. Minneapolis: Fortress Press; repr. London: SCM, 1994.

——— 1997. ‘4QMMT and Second Temple Jewish Society’. In M. Bernstein, F. García Martínez, and J. Kampen, eds., Legal Texts and Legal Issues: Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies, Cambridge 1995, Published in Honour of Joseph M. Baumgarten, STDJ 23, Leiden: Brill, 89–108.

——— 1999. ‘Sadducees and Pharisees’. In Jacob Neusner and Alan J. Avery-Peck, eds., Judaism in Late Antiquity, Part III: Where We stand: Issues and Debates in Ancient Judaism, i, Handbuch der Orientalistik: Erste Abteilung, der Nahe und Mittlere Osten, 40, Leiden: Brill, 35–62.

——— 2000a. Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period: Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh. London and New York: Routledge.

——— 2000b. ‘The Pharisees—A Response to Steve Mason’. In Alan J. Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner, eds., Judaism in Late Antiquity, Part Three: Where We Stand: Issues and Debates in Ancient Judaism, iii, Handbuch der Orientalistik: Erste Abteilung, Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten, 53, Leiden: Brill, 35–47.

——— 2002. ‘The Hellenistic City of Jerusalem’. In John R. Bartlett, ed., Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities, London: Routledge, 6–21.

Grünewald, T. 1999. Räuber, Rebellen, Rivalen, Rächer: Studien zu Latrones im Römischen Reich. Forschungen zur antiken Sklaverei, 31. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.

Hengel, M. 1974. Judaism and Hellenism: Studies in their Encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic Period, 2 vols. Minneapolis: Fortress; London: SCM.

Horsley, R. A. 1987. Jesus and the Spiral of Violence: Popular Jewish Resistance in Roman Palestine. San Francisco: Harper.

——— with Hanson, John S. 1999. Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular Movements at the Time of Jesus, 1985 edn. with new preface. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International.

Kokkinos, N. 1998. The Herodian Dynasty: Origins, Role in Society and Eclipse. Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement, 30. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

Kuhrt, A., and Sherwin-White, Susan, eds. 1987. Hellenism in the East. London: Duckworth.

McClaren, J. S. 1998. Turbulent Times? Josephus and Scholarship on Judaea in the First Century CE. JSPSup 29. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

Mason, S. 1991. Flavius Josephus on the Pharisees: A Composition-Critical Study. SPB 39. Leiden: Brill.

——— 1999. ‘Revisiting Josephus's Pharisees’. In Alan Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner, eds., Judaism in Late Antiquity, vol. 4, pt. II, HdO: Erste Abteilung, Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten, Bd. 53, Leiden: Brill, 23–56.

Mazar, B. 1957. ‘The Tobiads’. IEJ 7: 137–45, 229–38.

Neusner, J. 1971. The Rabbinic Traditions about the Pharisees before 70, 3 vols. Leiden: Brill.

——— 1973. From Politics to Piety. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

——— 1979. ‘The Formation of Rabbinic Judaism: Yavneh (Jamnia) from A.D. 70 to 100’. ANRW II: 19. 2. 3–42.

Noethlichs, K. L. 1996. Das Judentum und der römische Staat: Minderheitenpolitik im antiken Rom. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

Price, J. J. 1992. Jerusalem under Siege: The Collapse of the Jewish State 66–70 CE. Brill's Series in Jewish Studies, 3. Leiden: Brill.

Pucci Ben Zeev, M. 1998. Jewish Rights in the Roman World: The Greek and Roman Documents Quoted by Josephus Flavius. Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum, 74. Tübingen: Mohr (Siebeck).

Radice, R., and Runia, D. T. 1988. Philo of Alexandria: An Annotated Bibliography 1937–1986. VigChrSupp 8. Leiden: Brill.

Rajak, T. 1984. ‘Was There a Roman Charter for the Jews?’ JRS 74: 107–23.

Richardson, P. 1996. Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans. Studies on Personalities of the New Testament. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.

Saldarini, A. J. 1988. Pharisees, Scribes and Sadducees in Palestinian Society: A Sociological Approach. Wilmington, Del.: Glazier; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

Schiffman, L. H. 1989. The Eschatological Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Study of the Rule of the Congregation. SBLMS 38; Atlanta: Scholars Press.

——— 1990a. ‘Miqsat Ma'aseh Ha-Torah and the Temple Scroll’. RevQ 14: 435–57.

——— 1990b. ‘The New Halakhic Letter (4QMMT) and the Origins of the Dead Sea Sect’. BA 53: 64–73.

Schwartz, D. R. 1990. Agrippa I: The Last King of Judaea. TSAJ 23. Tübingen: Mohr (Siebeck).

Schwartz, S. 1990. Josephus and Judaean Politics. CSCT 18. Leiden: Brill.

Shatzman, I. 1991. The Armies of the Hasmonaeans and Herod: From Hellenistic to Roman Frameworks. TSAJ 25. Tübingen: Mohr (Siebeck).

Sherwin-white, S., and Kuhrt, Amélie 1993. From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. London: Duckworth.

Sievers, J. 1990. The Hasmoneans and their Supporters: From Mattathius to the Death of John Hyrcanus I. SFSJH 6. Atlanta: Scholars.

Stanton, G. N., and Stroumsa, Guy G., eds. 1998. Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Judaism and Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stemberger, G. 1995. Jewish Contemporaries of Jesus: Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, trans. Allan W. Mahnke. Minneapolis: Fortress.

Tcherikover, V. A., 1959. Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews. New York: Jewish Publication Society.

——— Fuks, A., and Stern, M. 1957–64. Corpus Papyrorum Judaicarum, 3 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; Jerusalem: Magnes.

VanderKam, J. 1992. ‘The People of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Essenes or Sadducees?’ In H. Shanks, ed., Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review, New York: Random House, 50–62, 300–2; originally Bible Review, 7/22 (April 1991), 42–7.

Woude, A. S. van der 1990. ‘A “Groningen” Hypothesis of Qumran Origins and Early History’. RevQ 14: 521–42.

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