By James VanderKam. To understand Jesus' teachings fully, it is essential to know something about the intertestamental period, and the writings of that time. This clear and precisely written volume is an excellent introduction to the history of that period, discussing its main religious groups and political institutions, and the entire range of literature they produced, from the Apocrypha to the Dead Sea Scrolls. VanderKam is the John O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame.
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