Martha Himmelfarb is Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses and Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism, the latter also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
"A careful, well-informed, and well-documented examination of an important but relatively little studied body of religious literature. . . . Exemplary."--George W. E. Nickelsburg, University of Iowa "An excellent study of a very difficult set of significant texts."--Burton L. Mack, Claremont Graduate School