Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1990. First Edition. Cloth and boards. Thick 8vo, blue cloth, Foreword by Donald J. Wiseman, Mylar-protected dust jacket with photos of Persian images, illustrated, 578 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1202
A major study of this often ignored and certainly less well known but highly important chapter in the history of the Jews.
Professor Yamauchi uses biblical texts and archeological discoveries to trace the impact of a broad spectrum of Persian-Jewish history, to include rulers Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes; the Persian capital Persepolis and the rebuilding of Jerusalem; the Persian Gathas and 2 Isaiah; Jewish angelology and Zoroastrian cults; Essenism, the Qumram community vis a vis Esther, Daniel, and Tobit; as well as Mithraism and the Journey of the Magi.
EXCEPTIONAL CCONDITION! AS NEW! Not remaindered; clean, bright, tight with a tiptop dj.