A list of the best books on Judaism ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.



All Books on Judaism

Score Cover Author Title Pages Series Year Tags Links
An Introduction to Early Judaism VanderKam, James C. 234 2000
The Sage in Israel and the Ancient Near East Brueggemann, Walter 545 1990
Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea Horsley, Richard A. 274 2007
Jesus: First Century Rabbi Zaslow, David 220 2013
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativty: Volume I: The Second Temple Period Lau, Binyamin 383 2010
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume II: From Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt Lau, Binyamin 250 2010
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume III: The Galilean Period Lau, Binyamin 420 2013
Israel's Messiah and the People of God: A Vision for Messianic Jewish Covenant Fidelity Kinzer, Mark S. 250 2012
 Post-missionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People Kinzer, Mark S. 320 2005
The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus Levine, Amy-Jill 256 2007
Studies in Midrash and Related Literature Goldin, Judah 419 JPS-SDS 1995
They Conspire Against Your People: The European Churches and the Holocaust Barnes, Colin 432 2014
 Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews in America, 1880-2000 (H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series) Ariel, Yaakov 380 2000
 The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism eds. Collins, John J.; Harlow, Daniel C. 1296 2010
From Text to Tradition: A History of Second Temple Rabbinic Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. 299 1991
Texts and Traditions: Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. 777 1997
The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ Boyarin, Daniel 224 2011
Judaism in Persia's Shadow: A Social and Historical Approach Berquist, Jon L. 292 2003
20th Century Jewish Religious Thought eds. Cohen, Arthur A.; Mendes-Flohr, Paul 1200 2009
The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness Fishman, Sylvia Barack 288 2008
Jewish Communities in Asia Minor Trebilco, Paul R. 348 SNTSMS 2006
Studies in the Meaning of Judaism Borowitz, Eugene B. 400 JPS-SDS 2002
Studies in Modern Theology and Prayer Petuchowski, Jacob J.; Petuchowski, Elizabeth; Petuchowski, Aaron M. 320 JPS-SDS 1998
Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity Ellenson, David 376 JPS-SDS 2014
Studies in Modern Jewish Literature Band, Arnold J. 350 JPS-SDS 2004
Studies in the Variety of Republic of Rabbinic Cultures Cohen, Gerson D. 349 JPS-SDS 1994
The Role of Jewish Feasts in John's Gospel Wheaton, Gerry 231 SNTSMS 2015
Gnosticism, Docetism and the Judaisms of the First Century: The Search for the Wider Context of Johannine Literature and Why It Matters von Wahlde, Urban C. 192 LNTS 2015
Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview eds. Collins, John J.; Harlow, Daniel C. 464 2013
Converging Destinies: Jews, Christians, and the Mission of God Dauermann, Stuart 326 2017
Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People Sanders, E. P. 240 1983
Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 BCE–66 CE Sanders, E. P. 922 2016
Comparing Judaism and Christianity: Common Judaism, Paul, and the Inner and the Outer in Ancient Religion Sanders, E. P. 468 2016
Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies Sanders, E. P. 544 2016
The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought Baynes, Leslie A.; Bendoraitis, Kristian A.; Macaskill, Grant; Reynolds, Benjamin E.; Stuckenbruck, Loren T.; De Long, Kindalee Pfremmer; Rowland, Christopher; Hogan, Karina Martin; Goff, Matthew J.; Scott, James M.; Wold, Benjamin; Byron, John; Harding, Mark; Mason, Eric F.; Kamell Kovalishyn, Mariam J.; Pierce, Chad T.; Reynolds III, Bennie H. 300 2017
The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Studies in Language and Tradition eds. Evans, Craig A. 492 LSTS 2000
Messiah in the Passover Glaser, Mitch; Walter, Robert; Flashman, Robert H.; Law, Gordon; Bock, Darrell L.; Crawford, Brian; Nassau, Scott P.; Hagg, Gregory; Melnick, Olivier; Glasser, Zhava; Nessim, Daniel; Cohen, Michael; Feldman, Larry; Freeman, Richard E.; Sedaca, David; Wilson, Cathy; Goldstein-Davies, Rachel; Theodoret of Cyrus; Foreman, Mitch 384 2017
Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus-Devotion: The Context and Character of Christological Faith Hurtado, Larry W. 750 2017
Origins and Method: Towards a New Understanding of Judaism and Christianity  Essays in Honour of John C. Hurd Guenther, Heinz O.; Reumann, John H. P.; Cotter, Wendy; Krentz, Edgar M.; Donfried, Karl P.; White, John L.; Segal, Alan F.; Donaldson, Terence L.; Neumann, Kenneth J.; Kloppenborg, John S.; McLean, Bradley H.; Gaston, Lloyd; Aufrecht, Walter E.; McCarty, Willard; Richardson, G. Peter; McCready, Wayne O.; Clarke, Ernest G. 409 LNTS 1993
Christian-Jewish Relations: Through the Centuries Porter, Stanley E.; Pearson, Brook W. R. ; Evans, Craig A.; Fletcher-Louis, Crispin H. T.; Harley, Felicity; VanBeek, Lawrence; de Roo, Jacqueline C. R. ; Westfall, Cynthia Long; Porter, Wendy J.; van der Horst, Pieter W.; Handley, Mark; Sherwood, Yvonne; McCarron, Kevin; Gearon, Liam; Pinsent, Pat; Wise, Irene; Gibson, Arthur; Blond, Louis P.; Wright, Melanie J.; Hayes, Michael A.; Jackson, Sue; Veglio, Armida; Clark, Anne 512 LNTS 2004
Paul and Judaism: Crosscurrents in Pauline Exegesis and the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations Bieringer, Reimund; Pollefeyt, Didier; Bird, Michael F.; Campbell, William S.; Blanton, Thomas R.; Bachmann, Michael; Nanos, Mark D.; Cunningham, Philip A.; Pawlikowski, John T.; Sander, Hans-Joachim; Henrix, Hans-Herman; Dunn, James D. G. 272 LNTS 2012
'What Does the Scripture Say?' Studies in the Function of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Volume 2: The Letters and Liturgical Traditions Evans, Craig A.; Zacharias, H. Daniel; Myers, Alicia D.; Stewart, Bryan A.; Moyise, Steve P.; Lincicum, David; Wells, Kyle B.; Luckensmeyer, David; Becker, Eve-Marie; Bucur, Bogdan C.; Jobes, Karen H.; Matlock, Michael D.; Stern, Elsie 256 LNTS 2014
Border Lines: the partition of Judaeo-Christianity (Divinations) Boyarin, Daniel 392 2004
A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel 192 2015
Jewish Christianity: The Making of the Christianity-Judaism Divide Jackson-McCabe, Matt 320 AYBRL 2020
Table and Temple: The Christian Eucharist and Its Jewish Roots Stubbs, David L. 416 2020