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Constructs of identity in Hellenistic Judaism : essays on early Jewish literature and history

Author: Erich S Gruen
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
Series: Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies, v. 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume assembles twenty-three essays by Erich S. Gruen, who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. Twenty-two of the articles have previously been published, and one new one was composed for the volume"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Gruen, Erich S.
Constructs of identity in Hellenistic Judaism.
Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
(DLC) 2016042741
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich S Gruen
ISBN: 9783110373028 3110373025
OCLC Number: 932577200
Description: xiv, 574 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Cultural fictions and cultural identity --
Hellenistic Judaism --
Fact and fiction : Jewish legends in a Hellenistic context --
Kinship relations and Jewish identity --
Hellenism and Judaism : fluid boundaries --
Jews and Greeks as philosophers : a challenge to otherness --
The purported Jewish-Spartan affiliation --
Jewish perspectives on Greek culture and ethnicity --
The use and abuse of the Exodus story --
Persia through the Jewish looking-glass --
Greeks and Jews : mutual misperceptions in Josephus' Contra Apionem --
Tacitus and the defamation of the Jews --
Diaspora and homeland --
Was there Judeophobia in classical antiquity? --
Hellenism and persecution : Antiochus IV and the Jews --
The origins and objectives of Onias' temple --
Herod, Rome, and the diaspora --
Caligula, the imperial cult, and Philo's Legatio --
The Letter of Aristeas and the cultural context of the Septuagint --
The twisted tales of Artapanus : biblical rewritings as novelistic narrative --
Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the Third Sibylline Oracle --
Subversive elements in Pseudo-Philo --
Jewish literature and the Second Sophistic.
Series Title: Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies, v. 29.
Other Titles: Construct of identity in Hellenistic Judaism
Responsibility: Erich S. Gruen.

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