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Invention of JudaismTorah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul$
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John J. Collins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294110

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294110.001.0001

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Torah as Narrative and Wisdom

Torah as Narrative and Wisdom

(p.80) Chapter 4 Torah as Narrative and Wisdom
Invention of Judaism

John J. Collins

University of California Press

The Torah in the Second Temple period included narratives as well as laws. Several compositions Aramaic compositions of the early Hellenistic period retell the stories to convey ethical messages. Some psalms, and also Ben Sira, treat the Torah as a source of wisdom

Keywords:   Rewritten Bible, Genesis Apocryphon, Aramaic Levi, wisdom, Ben Sira, wisdom Psalms

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