Bridge between the Testaments

A Reappraisal of Judaism from the Exile to the Birth of Christianity

By Donald E. Gowan

Bridge between the Testaments

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  • ISBN: 9780915138883
  • Pages: 436
  • Publication Date: 1/1/1986
  • Retail Price: $37.00
Web Price: $29.60
Web Price: $29.60

Bridge between the Testaments

A Reappraisal of Judaism from the Exile to the Birth of Christianity

By Donald E. Gowan

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  • ISBN: 9780915138883
  • Pages: 436
  • Publication Date: 1/1/1986
  • Retail Price: $37.00
Web Price: $29.60

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book ranks among the best introductions to the intertestamental period...we do not hesitate to recommend this work as an elaborate study of a well-informed author."

Journal for the Study of Judaism

"Gowan's 'reappraisal' is his attempt (successful, I believe) to deal with the Judaism of this period with empathy, without Christian polemics, and in the light of recent evidence. This volume is enhanced by good basic bibliographies and a fine selection of photos, maps, charts, and other illustrations.... Teachers looking for a single introduction to the history of this period will want to consider this well-written and well-informed volume."

Religious Studies Review

"This is an extremely successfu evocation and evaluation of what the author is no longer willing to call 'intertestamental period' (the fruit of a dozen years of teaching a course so named).... Everything here is well done, and the whole can be highly recommended as a sophisticated textbook. A select bibliography follows each individual section."

Old Testament Abstracts

"This is not a monograph in the usual sense of the term. Instead it is a really first-rate textbook, intended primarily for undergraduate students but containing many insights that their teachers will value...this can be recommended without reserve as a readable and very judicious introduction to a difficult period."

The Society for Old Testament Study

"The difficult postexilic period of Old Testament history is described clearly, with a good sense for pertinent details by Donald E. Gowan.... After covering the history (pp. 11-160), the author investigates: institutions like home, religion, government, and education; literature like the Septuagint, Old Testament canon, apocrypha, mishnah, and Talmud; theological strata like wisdom, torah, and new beliefs."

The Bible Today

"...[Gowan] should be commended for writing a thorough, careful, and eminently readable introduction to this massive subject."

The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

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