Le judaïsme antique = Das antike Judentum (Ancient Judaism / 1971 Weber / Raphaël), book (French ed.)

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Le judaïsme antique (1971) is the French edition of a book by Max Weber; see Das antike Judentum (Ancient Judaism / 1921 Weber), book. Translated from the German by Freddy Raphaël.


Part 3 of Weber's Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie (Bd. 1 Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Die protestantischen Sekten und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen -- Bd. 2 Hinduismus und Buddhismus -- Bd. 3. Das antike Judentum).

Weber's work was the first attempt at a socio-historical analysis of ancient Judaism. Weber was neither a Biblical scholar nor an Orientalist; his work was not based on primary sources but on the secondary literature on the period.

While focusing in the pre-exilic history of the Hebrews, Weber's work included Second Temple Judaism.


Published in Paris, France: Plon, 1971.


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