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Published: 14 October 2019

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780190062507

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Heresy, Forgery, Novelty

Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism

Jonathan Klawans

  • Clearly defines the contested terms of heresy, forgery, and novelty in the field of ancient Judaism and early Christianity
  • Argues that Christian heresiology is indebted to Jewish precedents
  • Draws on a wide range of evidence, including the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, Josephus, and early rabbinic literature