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Wisdom, politics, and historiography : tractate Avot in the context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Author: Amran Tropper
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amran Tropper
ISBN: 019926712X 9780199267125
OCLC Number: 878575579
Notes: Bibliografia: p. 277-298.
Description: XII, 302 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Structure of Avot ; 2. Avot, Wisdom, and Artistic Prose ; 3. The Date and the Editor of Avot ; 4. The Cultural Horizons of the Patriarchate in the Early Third Century ; 5. Avot and the Second Sophistic ; 6. The Graeco-Roman Literary Context for Avot ; 7. Avot in the lgiht of Classical Roman Jursiprudence ; 8. Avot's Chain of Transmission and Early Christian Parallels ; Conclusion
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