Now Available–A Kingdom of Priests

A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism

Martha Himmelfarb

280 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3950-4 | $59.95 | £39.00

A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series

A Kingdom of PriestsConsiders a range of texts–including the Book of Watchers, Book of Jubilees, legal documents from the Dead Sea scrolls, writings of Philo of Alexandria, and the Book of Revelation–to explore the tensions inherent in Second Temple Judaism’s emphasis on ancestry as the primary criterion for inclusion among the chosen people of Israel.

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