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Jews and Judaism During the Greek Period by W.E.O. Oesterley

Wojciech Stattler's "Machabeusze" ("The Maccabees"), 1844
Wojciech Stattler’s “Machabeusze” (“The Maccabees”), 1844. Source: Wikipedia

Today’s free book is W.O.E. Oesterley’s study of the religious background of Christianity in intertestamental Judaism. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain book available for digitisation.

William Oscar Emil Oesterley [1866–1950], The Jews and Judaism During the Greek Period: The Background of Christianity. London: SPCK, 1941. Hbk. pp.307. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Prefatory Note
  1. General Historical Survey
  2. The History of the Jews during the Last Three Pre-Christian Centuries
  3. The Scriptures
  4. The Law and the Oral Tradition
  5. The Apocalyptists and Their Literature
  6. The Influence of Persian Thought and Teaching
  7. Monotheistic Belief
  8. Universalism and Particularism
  9. The Kingdom of Heaven
  10. The Messiah: The First Phase of Belief
  11. The Messiah: The Development of Belief
  12. The Doctrine of Sin and Retribution
  13. Belief in Immortality: The Old Testament
  14. Belief in Immortality: The Apocalyptic Literature
  15. The Temple
  16. The Synagogue
  17. Personal Religion
  18. The Scribes
  19. The Wisdom Teachers
  20. The Pharisees and Sadducees
  21. The Essenes. The Therapeutæ
  22. Angelology
  23. Demonology
  24. Retrospective Summary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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