Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Volume 1 – Qumran and Apocalypticism




by David Flusser

Translated by Azzan Yadin

Foreword by David Bivin

Electronic Book: 368 pages in PDF format. Printing has been restricted.

The first volume of Flusser’s collected essays on ancient Judaism, co-published by Jerusalem Perspective.

David Flusser was a very prolific scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and his contributions to Scrolls research, Apocalypticism, and Apocalyptic literature is inestimable. Now with this English translation of many of his essays, Flusser’s insights are available to a wider audience than ever before.

In Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Flusser examines the influence of apocalypticism on various Jewish sects. He states that the teachings of Jesus, while reflecting first and foremost the views of the sages, are also influenced by Jewish apocalypticism. Examining the Essenes, their effect on Hebrew language, the split of sects, and much more, Flusser’s collected essays offer an important source of study for any Dead Sea Scrolls scholar.

David Flusser (1917 – 2000) was professor of early Christianity and Judaism of the Second Temple Period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His best-known book, Jesus, was translated into eleven languages is now in its fourth edition under the title The Sage of Galilee published by Eerdmans.