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The concept of spirit a study of pneuma in Hellenistic Judaism and its bearing on the New Testament by Marie E. Isaacs

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Published by Heythrop College in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Greece.

Subjects:

  • Bible. O.T. -- Versions -- Septuagint.,
  • Bible. N.T. -- Theology.,
  • Spirit -- Biblical teaching.,
  • Holy Spirit -- Biblical teaching.,
  • Holy Spirit (Judaism),
  • Greek literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.,
  • Judaism and literature -- Greece.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Marie E. Isaacs.
SeriesHeythrop monographs ;, 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS680.H56 I83 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], xi, 186 p. ;
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4276543M
ISBN 100905764005
LC Control Number78302170

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