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Title Ancient Jewish sciences and the history of knowledge in Second Temple literature / editors Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth Sanders
Published [New York] : New York University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (275 pages)
Contents Introsuction / Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth L. Sanders -- Enoch and the Beginnings of Jewish interest in natural science / Phillip Alexander -- Enoch's science / James VanderKam -- "I was shown another calculation": the language of knowledge in Aramaic Enoch and priestly Hebrew / Seth L. Sanders -- Philological and Epistemological remarks on Enoch's Science: response to papers buy Seth L. Sanders and James VanderKam / Loren Stuckenbruck -- Ideals of science: the infrastructure of scientific activity in apocalyptic literature and in the Yahad / Jonathan Ben-Dov -- Networks of scholars: the transmission of astronomical and astrological learning between Babylonians, Greeks, and Jews / Mladen Popović -- "Ancient Jewish sciences" and the historiography of Judaism / Annette Yoshiko Reed
Summary Until very recently, the idea of ancient Jewish sciences would have been considered unacceptable. Since the 1990's, Early Modern and Medieval Science in Jewish sources has been actively studied, but the consensus was that no real scientific themes could be found in earlier Judaism. This work points them out in detail, and posits a new field of research: the scientific activity evident in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The publication of new texts and new analyses of older ones reveals crucial elements that are best illuminated by the history of science, and may have inte
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Science, Ancient -- History
Astronomy, Ancient.
Astrology, Hebrew.
Judaism and science.
Physiognomy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
SCIENCE -- History.
HISTORY -- Jewish.
Physiognomy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Astrology, Hebrew
Astronomy, Ancient
Judaism and science
Science, Ancient
Israel Altertum
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Ben-Dov, Jonathan, editor
Sanders, Seth L., editor
ISBN 9781479873975