Wisdom, politics, and historiography : Tractate Avot in the context of the Graeco-Roman Near East (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Wisdom, politics, and historiography : Tractate Avot in the context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Author: Amram D Tropper
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Oriental monographs (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the first comprehensive effort to position Tractate Avot within the context of Jewish life in the Graeco-Roman Near East, Amram Tropper opens his book with a literary analysis of Avot that reveals the craftsmanship of Avot's editor and the overarching message of the composition. Tropper explores the ramificaitons of Avot's membership in the Hebrew wisdom tradition and demonstrates how, like wisdom, Avot was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amram D Tropper
ISBN: 019926712X 9780199267125
OCLC Number: 53192603
Language Note: Includes the text of Avot in Hebrew with English translation.
Description: xii, 302 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Structure of Avot --
2. Avot, Wisdom, and Artistic Prose --
3. Date and the Editor of Avot --
Excurses: Searching for the Hillel of Avot 2:4 --
4. Cultural Horizons of the Patriarchate in the Early Third Century --
5. Avot and the Second Sophistic --
6. Graeco-Roman Literary Context for Avot --
7. Avot in the Light of Classical Roman Jurisprudence --
8. Avot's Chain of Transmission and Early Christian Parallels.
Series Title: Oxford Oriental monographs (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Mishnah.
Mishnah.
Responsibility: Amram Tropper.
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In third-century CE Palestine, the leading members of the rabbinic movement put together a treatise entitled Tractate Avot. With an effort to situate Avot within the socio-political and intellectual  Read more...

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...is well documented and carefully argued...a very useful contribution to the literature on Avot, particularly in making available to English readers a good deal of scholarship published in Hebrew. Read more...

 
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