A Day of Gladness: The Sabbath Among Jews and Christians in Antiquity [Hardback]

Herold Weiss (Author)

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ISBN: 9781570034688 | Published by: University of South Carolina Press | Year of Publication: 2003 | Language: English 262p,

A Day of Gladness


The Sabbath is traditionally considered to be the day of rest but, as Herold Weiss reveals, there are differences in the way in which the early Jewish and Christian faiths regarded and theologised about this day. This study looks at the differences between the two faiths in terms of their religious concerns and ideologies about the Sabbath, viewed through a broad range of textual material: Rabbinic and Qumranic texts, Sarmaritan texts, Philo and Josephus (Jewish perspectives); Synoptic Gospels, the Gospels of John and Thomas, Letters to the Galatians, the Romans, the Hebres and the Colossians (Christian attitudes).

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