The 8th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) was held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA (December 19-21, 1976).

The conference included a session on Second Temple Judaism, chaired by Stanley J. Isser.

Session IV, Section A: Sectarianism and the Hellenistic Set
Chairman: Stanley J. Isser, State University of New York at Albai

~ Ancient Rabbinic and Christian Views History, Tradition and Heresy
Shaye J. D. Cohen, Jewish Theological Seminary of Amer
~ A Note on Samaritan Eschatology
Marilyn F. Collins, Cornell University
~ Jerusalem in the Hasmonean/Herodian A Jewish or Hellenistic City?
Lee Levine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
~ The Midrash of the Early Jesus Sect
Wayne Meeks, Yale University