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Jews in the Hellenistic World: Volume 1, Part 1 : Josephus, Aristeas, The Sibylline Oracles, Eupolemus - John R. Bartlett

Jews in the Hellenistic World: Volume 1, Part 1

Josephus, Aristeas, The Sibylline Oracles, Eupolemus

Paperback Published: 16th December 1985
ISBN: 9780521285513
Number Of Pages: 220

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This book aims to introduce the work of Hellenistic Jewish writers of the period 200 BC to AD 200. Four in particular are studied. The authors of the Letter of Aristeas and the Sibylline Oracles came from second-century BC Egypt. Eupolemus wrote probably in Jerusalem at the same time. Josephus, a priest from Judaea, wrote in Rome in the late first century AD. Using Greek, not Hebrew or Aramaic, and conscious of the position of Jews in the Graeco-Roman world, they wished to demonstrate that their cultural and religious heritage stood comparison with the Graeco-Roman tradition and that Jews were neither so philosophically naive nor so politically troublesome as they were often supposed to be. An opening chapter describing the position of Jews in the Hellenistic world is followed by selected passages, all newly translated, with introductory essays and commentary. The collection makes available to students much material hitherto not easily accessible.

List of maps and Plans
General Editor's Preface
Jews in the hellenistic world
The Letter of Aristeas
The Sibylline Oracles
Eupolemus
Josephus
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521285513
ISBN-10: 0521285518
Series: Cambridge Commentaries on Writings of the Jewish and Christian World
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 16th December 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29