Review of Books / Journal for the Study of Judaism 40 (2009) 74-142 95 Th e Restoration of Israel: Israel’s Re-Gathering and the Fate of the Nations in Early Jewish Literature and Luke-Acts . By Michael E. Fuller. (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 138). Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2006. Pp. xi, 332. Cloth. €98.00/sFr 157.00/US $132.30. ISBN 3-11-018896-1. Th is “slightly revised” doctoral dissertation completed under the direction of Pro- fessor Loren Stuckenbruck, addresses two important themes to do with Israel’s restoration in the literature of early Judaism. Th ese are: the re-gathering of Israel and the fate of the nations. Each topic is dealt with in two long chapters, to which a third is added, dealing with Luke-Acts. According to Fuller, the tradition of restoration “provides Luke with a template” for his treatment of Jesus, the Twelve and key events of early Christian history. Th e aim is to document the variations on the chosen themes within the litera- ture, thereby demonstrating that the notion of restoration is both diverse and complex. To this end the author chooses various writings from the large corpus of Second Temple literature available, writings which enable
Journal for the Study of Judaism – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
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