By Timothy Wardle

during this quantity, Timothy Wardle examines the principal value of the Jerusalem Temple throughout the moment Temple interval and the motivating elements which resulted in the development of a number of rival Jewish temples to that during Jerusalem: particularly, the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim, the Oniad Temple in Leontopolis, and the 'temple of fellows' at Qumran. development upon those findings, Wardle then explores the early Christian choice to explain their very own neighborhood in phrases befitting a temple. He argues that the formation of a nascent Christian temple id stretches again to the earliest layers of the Jewish-Christian neighborhood in Jerusalem, and that, according to the Samaritan, Oniad, and Qumran groups, this special temple ideology used to be predicated upon an acrimonious courting with the priestly management charged with oversight of the Jerusalem Temple.

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