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Ancient Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (Carol Bakhos) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004138711
Ancient Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (Carol Bakhos) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004138711
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Title: Ancient Judaism in its Hellenistic Context

Author: Bakhos, Carol

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004138711

Volumes: 1; Pages: viii, 248

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This volume explores the ways in which Jews lived within the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman contexts, how they negotiated their religious and social boundaries in their own distinctive manner. Scholars demonstrate how the Jewish encounter with Hellenism led not to a conscious struggle with alien forces but rather in many instances to an active re-tailoring and re-shaping of tradition in light of their material, ideological and philosophical surroundings. That is to say, the Jews, a minority people, maintained their identity by adapting the trappings, to varying degrees, of their milieu. These essays also reflect many issues that emerge when we study the development of several aspects of Jewish Civilization through the ages in light of broad socio-political, cultural and philosophical contexts.ContentsAnti-Semitism in antiquity?: the case of Alexandria Greeks and Jews: mutual misperceptions in Josephus' Contra apionem Hebrew and imperialism in Jewish Palestine The motivations of the Maccabees and Judean rhetoric of ancestral traditions The Torah between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish difference in antiquity "The Jewish philosophy": the presence of Hellenistic philosophy in Jewish exegesis in the Second Temple period "'Talking their way into empire': Jews, Christians and pagans debate resurrection of the body Jews and Judaism in the Mediterranean diaspora in the late-Roman period: the limitations of evidence Between Rome and Mesopotamia: Josephus in Sasanian Persia
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