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Between Alexandria and Jerusalem: The Dynamic of Jewish and Hellenistic Culture (Arkady Kovelman) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2005) 9789004144026
Between Alexandria and Jerusalem: The Dynamic of Jewish and Hellenistic Culture (Arkady Kovelman) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2005) 9789004144026
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Title: Between Alexandria and Jerusalem: The Dynamic of Jewish and Hellenistic Culture

Author: Kovelman, Arkady

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004144026

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 178

List Price in Cloth: $188.00 Our price: $159.99

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Between Alexandria and Jerusalem examines the dynamics of Hellenistic and Jewish cultures. It begins by looking at the changes in mentality as reflected in papyri of Roman Egypt, the birth of a qualified audience looking for teachers and preachers and requiring a new culture.This same phenomenon emerged in Rabbinic society. Rabbinic literature was different not only from the Bible, but from Alexandrian exegesis as well. However, Alexandrian exegesis paved the way for rabbinic Midrash.The book defies the understanding of culture as a combination of various petrified 'patterns,' Jewish and Hellenic. It also challenges the idea of 'separate' Jewish cultures. Rather, it endeavors to trace tremendous cultural changes. It was exactly these changes that connected one period to another, one literature to another, and thus embodied continuity and unity of culture.Table of ContentsCh. 1 A quest for historicism and the rhetoric of petitions Ch. 2 Laughter, fantasy, and eroticism: from the scroll of Esther of Esther Midrash Ch. 3 Exegesis and Midrash Ch. 4 Typology and Pesher in the "letter of Aristeas" Ch. 5 The sages and the crowd: society behind the culture
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