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Publication Date: 15 Sep 2011
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 192
Author: Margaret Barker
ISBN-13: 9780281064830, 9780281067022

Temple Mysticism

An Introduction
By Margaret Barker
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Summary
According to Margaret Barker's groundbreaking theory, temple mysticism underpins much of the Bible. Rooted in the cult of the first temple in ancient Judaism, it helps us to understand the origins of Christianity. Temple mysticism was received and taught as oral tradition, and many texts were changed or suppressed or kept from public access. Barker first examines biblical texts: Isaiah, the prophet whom Jesus quoted more than any other in Scripture, and John. Then she proposes a more detailed picture, drawing on a wide variety of non-biblical texts. The resulting book presents some remarkable results.
About the Author
Margaret Barker is an independent biblical scholar and former President of the Society for Old Testament Study and a member of the Ecumenical Patriarch's Symposium on Religion, Science and the Environment; and a Methodist local preacher.