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The The Cambridge History of Judaism : Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age: The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age v. 2 - W. D. Davies

The The Cambridge History of Judaism

Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age: The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age v. 2

By: W. D. Davies (Editor), Louis Finkelstein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th August 2014
ISBN: 9780521219297
Number Of Pages: 738

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This is the second of four volumes covering the history of Judaism from the Persian period, roughly 539-322 BCE, to the Tannaitic period, which culminated in the codification of the Mishnah around 250 CE. It deals with the encounter of Judaism with the Hellenistic culture spread throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond by Alexander the Great and his successors. The volume describes both the rejection and adoption of Hellenism by Judaism. Religiously the rejection provoked new developments and politically the Maccabaean Revolt, which resulted in the creation of the independent Hasmonean state, 142-63 BCE. Culturally, the adoption of Hellenistic forms by Judaism led to a significant Jewish-Greek and Hebrew and Aramaic literature. At the same time, the tensions in the religious, intellectual, social and political life of Jews spawned apocalyptic thought and literature. In the light of the interpenetration of Judaism and Hellenism in this period the volume questions some established dichotomies.

List of abbreviations; map of the Hellenistic empire
The archeology of Hellenistic Palestine
The political and social history of Palestine from Alexander to Antiochus III (333-187 BCE)
Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek in the Hellenistic age
The Diaspora in the Hellenistic age
The interpenetration of Judaism and Hellenism in the epre-Maccabean period
The men of the Great Synagogue (circa 400-170 BCE)
The Pharisaic leadership after the Great Synagogue (170 BCE-135 CE)
Antiochus IV
The Hasmonean revolt and the Hasmonean dynasty
Jewish literature in Hebrew and Aramaic in the Greek era
Jewish-Greek literature of the Greek period
The apocrypha and pseudepigrapha of the Hellenistic period
The book of Daniel
The matrix of apocalyptic
The Septuagint and its Hebrew text
The Targumim
The Samaritans
The growth of anti-Judaism or the Greek attitude towards
Chronological table
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ISBN: 9780521219297
ISBN-10: 0521219299
Series: Cambridge History of Judaism : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 738
Published: 13th August 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 4.57
Weight (kg): 1.16

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