The Source of Sin and its Nature as Portrayed in Second Temple Literature

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Brand-AIARBy: Miryam T. Brand, New York University, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow

My fellowship at the Albright this year has enabled me to further develop the topic of my dissertation with the aim of producing a book for academic readers: Evil Within and Without: The Source of Sin and its Nature as Portrayed in Second Temple Literature, to be published in the Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplement series. The aim of my study has been to examine how sin, specifically, the source of sin, is presented in Second Temple literature, including Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Philo and the Dead Sea Scrolls. These texts are examined according to their genre: prayer texts, narratives, wisdom literature, and covenantal texts (introductions to legal rules). (more…)

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1 Comments for : The Source of Sin and its Nature as Portrayed in Second Temple Literature
    • Danielle
    • February 7, 2013

    Thank you for your post! I'm very much looking forward to reading your published work! Continued blessings on the journey.

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