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Encyclopedia > Jonathan A. Goldstein

Jonathan A. Goldstein is a biblical scholar and author who writes for the Anchor Bible Series. He is the author of definitive books on I Maccabees and II Maccabees, as well as a book about competing religions in the ancient world. Biblical Theology is a discipline within Christian theology which studies the Bible from the perspective of understanding the progressive history of God revealing himself to Man following the Fall and throughout the Old Testament and New Testament. ... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... The Anchor Bible Project, consisting of the Anchor Bible Commentary Series, Anchor Bible Dictionary and Anchor Bible Reference Library is a scholarly and commercial co-venture that began in 1956, when individual volumes in the commentary series began production. ... 1 Maccabees is a deuterocanonical book of the Bible which was written by a Jewish (pre-Christian) author, probably about 100 BC, after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom. ... 2 Maccabees is a deuterocanonical book of the Bible which focuses on the Jews revolt against Antiochus and concludes with the defeat of the Syrian general Nicanor in 161 BC by Judas Maccabeus, the hero of the work. ...


Goldstein studying at Jewish Theological Seminary and earned a bachelors degree and masters degree at Harvard University. He then earned a doctorate from Columbia University and taught history there for two years. He then taught at the University of Iowa from 1962 to 1997, and now lives in Iowa. The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, and is the movements main rabbinical seminary. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course that generally lasts three or four years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... The title page to The Historians History Of The World. ... The University of Iowa -- or Iowa for short -- is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ...


Bibliography

  • I Maccabees. 1976. ISBN 0-385-08533-8
  • II Maccabees. 1983. ISBN 0-385-04864-5
  • Semites, Iranians, Greeks, and Romans: Studies in Their Interactions. 1990. ISBN 1-55540-512-6
  • The Jews of China. 2000. ISBN 0-7656-0443-4
  • Peoples of an Almighty God: Competing Religions in the Ancient World. 2002. ISBN 0-385-42347-0

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