Newman, Judith H. Praying by the Book: The Scripturalization of Prayer in Second Temple Judaism

Newman, Judith H. Praying by the Book: The Scripturalization of Prayer in Second Temple Judaism

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Newman, Judith H. Praying by the Book: The Scripturalization of Prayer in Second Temple Judaism (Early Judaism and Its Literature). Scholars Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780788505645. [5722]

Red cloth with gilt titles, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, x., 283 clean pp. Former library book with the only indicators being two labels on the ffep. The spine is clean, and the book looks new. Very good. Hardcover.

"Newman examines how Judaic literature of the exile and post-exile period show a much greater concern with praying than before, and how many of the prayers drew from early scripture. She illustrates three paradigmatic ways in which scripture is appropriated in prayers: reviews of history, the typological reprise of one event from the biblical period, and the use of a list of biblical characters as archetypes of some good or bad behavior. The study is revised from her doctoral dissertation for Harvard University in November 1996." - Booknews.