By Jeremy Penner

In styles of day-by-day Prayer in moment Temple interval Judaism, Jeremy Penner seeks to discover the historic and social tactics that underlie the origins and improvement of Jewish day-by-day prayer practices, rather the institution of set occasions for day-by-day prayer. for the reason that day-by-day prayer lacks particular biblical warrant, this booklet seeks to give an explanation for how this tradition used to be legitimized as divinely encouraged. the significance of day-by-day prayer used to be understood and skilled inside various literary and social contexts, and therefore various exegetical and etiological suggestions strengthen at the moment to legitimize its perform. often times day-by-day prayer used to be coordinated with, and made analogous to, day-by-day cultic sacrifice, in different circumstances, day-by-day prayer used to be legitimized via selecting the origins of the perform in sacred scripture. finally, in a few contexts day-by-day prayer was once coordinated with the cycles of celestial our bodies within the heavens.

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183–92. 62 The hypothesis that fixed prayer was a radical post-70 CE innovation intended to fill the void of cultic worship fits well with what recent synagogue scholarship has concluded about the types of activities that took in the pre-70 CE synagogue. 63 Levine, for example,64 writes: With all their diversity, extant sources are unanimous in this respect; as we have seen above, Philo, Josephus, the New Testament, and the Theodotus inscription, and what appear to be early rabbinic traditions speak only of scriptural readings and sermons.

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53 50 Falk, “Qumran and the Synagogue Liturgy,” 427. , and the conclusions in this book. The relationship between prayer and sacrifice at Qumran, however, is different than in ‘mainstream’ Second Temple Period Judaism, as the Qumran sectaries believed that the Jerusalem temple was defiled and its services rendered ineffective. Because the Qumran community did not have access to cultic sacrifices, scholars often highlight the theological importance of prayer as a substitute for sacrifice for this group.

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