The Temple in Early Christianity

Experiencing the Sacred

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Eyal Regev
The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
  • New Haven, CT: 
    Yale University Press
    , April
     2019.
     496 pages.
     $65.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780300197884.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Rebecca Denova forthcoming.

Description

A comprehensive treatment of the early Christian approaches to the Temple and its role in shaping Jewish and Christian identity.

The first scholarly work to trace the Temple throughout the entire New Testament, this study examines Jewish and Christian attitudes toward the Temple in the first century and provides both Jews and Christians with a better understanding of their respective faiths and how they grow out of this ancient institution. The centrality of the Temple in New Testament writing reveals the authors’ negotiations with the institutional and symbolic center of Judaism as they worked to form their own religion.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Eyal Regev is Professor of Jewish studies in the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University.

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