George Nickelsburg provides a picture of the results of the past fifty years of scholarship on early Judaism and Christianity He organizes his discussion around scripture and tradition, Torah and the righteous life, God s activity on humanity s behalf, agents of God s activity, eschatology, historical circumstances, and social settings.
I read this as a textbook, not cover to cover, so I don't give it 4 stars as a hard-to-put-down read, but as a good academic book. Very good index, table of contents, notes, for instance, for reference. But also good writing and content. If you are interested in recent scholarship on the mix of thougts, ideas and discussions happening in Judaism during Hellenistic and Roman times, I'd recommend. 'New scholarship' here used as in a more open-minded, complicated, and accurate description of Judais [...]
It's way too long basically more of an academic book than for a contemporary audience. It had good points periodically that I highlighted, but not worth the time.