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Title: L'Exagoge d'Ezechiel le Tragique: Introduction, texte, traduction et commentaire
Author: Lanfranchi, Pierluigi
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004150638
Volumes: 1; Pages: xxii, 394
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The seventeen fragments of the Ezekiel's Exagoge (between mid-2nd and mid-1st century B.C.E) relate the story of the first fifteen chapters of the Exodus. They are the only evidence of a Jewish tragedy which has come down to us from Antiquity, as well as the most extensive specimen of a Greek tragedy of the Hellenistic period. For this reason the Exagoge is of unique historical, religious and literary value.This volume provides a translation and an in-depth commentary of the fragments of the Exagoge. The author deals with philological, dramaturgical and exegetical questions and sheds light on the relation between Ezekiel's drama and the Greek Bible, Hellenistic Jewish literature and Greek classical models.The introduction focuses on general subjects: the manifold Jewish attitudes towards theatre, the social and cultural context of the performance of the Exagoge, the dramatisation of the biblical text by Ezekiel, the complicated history of the transmission of the fragments.