A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism

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Considers a range of texts--including the "Book of Watchers," "Book of Jubilees," legal documents from the Dead Sea scrolls, writings of Philo of Alexandria, and the Book of Revelation--to explore the tensions inherent in Second Temple Judaism's emphasis on ancestry as the primary criterion for inclusion among the chosen people of Israel.

A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism 2006, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812239508

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