Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Volume 2 – Sages and Literature




by David Flusser

Translated by Azzan Yadin

Foreword by David Bivin

Electronic Book: 390 pages

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

David Flusser was an incredibly prolific scholar of ancient Judaism, and his contributions to Dead Sea Scrolls research and apocalyptic literature are inestimable. This English edition makes more of Flusser’s insightful work available to a wider audience than ever before.

This second volume in Judaism of the Second Temple Period considers why the Book of Daniel was the only apocalyptic work incorporated in the biblical canon. It further addresses the fact that while it is the only apocalyptic book composed before the destruction of the Second Temple, it nonetheless describes events subsequent to the revelation at Sinai.

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.