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Book III of the Sibylline Oracles and its Social Setting (Rieuwerd Buitenwerf) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2003) 9789004128613
Book III of the Sibylline Oracles and its Social Setting (Rieuwerd Buitenwerf) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2003) 9789004128613
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Title: Book III of the Sibylline Oracles and its Social Setting

Author: Buitenwerf, Rieuwerd

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004128613

Volumes: 1; Pages: x, 444

List Price in Cloth: $193.00 Our price: $163.99

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This volume contains a thorough study of the third book of the Sibylline Oracles. This Jewish work was written in the Roman province of Asia sometime between 80 and 40 B.C.E. It offers insights into the political views of the author and his perception of the relation between Jews and non-Jews, especially in the field of religion and ethics. The present study consists of three parts: 1. introductory questions; 2. a literary analysis of the book, translation, and commentary; 3. the social setting of the book. It aims to further the scholarly use of the third Sibylline book and to improve our knowledge of early Judaism in its Graeco-Roman environment.ContentsAcknowledgements List of abbreviations IntroductionPt. 1 Introductory questions 1. Research from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century 2. Research in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries 3. The genesis and development of the Sibylline collection 4. Sibylline oracles in the Graeco-Roman period 5. Date and provenance of the third Sibylline bookPt. 2 Structure, translation, and contents of the third Sibylline book Introduction 1. Fragment i 2. Fragment iii and III 93-161 3. Iii 162-195 4. III 196-294 5. III 295-488 6. III 489-829Pt. 3 The social setting of the third Sibylline book Introduction 1. The third Sibylline book and the social position of Asian Jews 2. Literary style and sources of the third Sibylline book 3. The religious and ethical message of the third Sibylline book 4. The religious and ethical concepts of the third Sibylline book in context 5. The author's aim in opting for the genre of Sibylline prophecy Conclusion General conclusion Bibliography Index of references Index of authors Index of subjects
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