Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity : Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context. (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity : Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context.

Author: Sara Raup Johnson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005.
Series: Hellenistic culture and society, 43.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this thoughtful and penetrating study, Sara Raup Johnson investigates the creation of historical fictions in a wide range of Hellenistic Jewish texts. Surveying so-called Jewish novels, including the Letter of Aristeas, 2 Maccabees, Esther, Daniel, Judith, Tobit, Josephus's account of Alexander's visit to Jerusalem and of the Tobiads, Artapanus, and Joseph and Aseneth, she demonstrates that the use of historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Raup Johnson
ISBN: 9780520928435 0520928431 0520233077 9780520233072 1597346551 9781597346559 1282356399 9781282356399
OCLC Number: 437144829
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity; 1 Jews at Court; 2 Josephus; 3 Patriarchal Fictions; Part II: Third Maccabees: A Case Study; 4 Date, Literary Context, Authorship, and Audience; 5 Historicity and Historical Ambivalence; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Hellenistic culture and society, 43.
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Johnson argues that each author uses historical fiction to construct a particular model of Hellenistic Jewish identity through the reinvention of the past. The models of identity differ, but all seek  Read more...

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