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The Hidden Years: High Priesthood Under the Ptolemies

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Surveys the limited evidence that is available for the political situation in Judah during the Ptolemaic period. The sources examined are the Yehud coins, an excerpt from Hecataeus of Abdera that is ... More


The Letter of Aristeas between History and Myth

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the tradition of the seventy two (later seventy) translators brought to Alexandria from Jerusalem along with texts of the Torah. Tradition had it that King Ptolemy II ... More


The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. This book presents a complete account of the formation ... More


The Septuagint: The Story of Andrew and Zoe

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

Greek creation myths, literature and philosophy come under scrutiny, particularly as relating to suggestions of misogyny in ancient Greece. Although Plato seems to favour women, male domination ... More


The Testament of Job: Job Becomes an Example of Patient Endurance

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Job of the Hebrew Bible and of the Septuagint is not an exemplar of the virtue of “patient endurance.” On the contrary, he negates the possibility of endurance and challenges God's justice as, in ... More


Text

Eugen J. Pentiuc

in The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195331226
eISBN:
9780199358380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 2 deals with issues pertaining to the text. While never sanctioned as the official version in the East, the Septuagint has played a significant role in Eastern Orthodox Church. The chapter ... More


Text and Wisdom in the Letter of Aristeas

Myrto Hatzimichali

in Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Letter of Aristeas, a text that presents Jewish-Greek interaction in a number of arenas, including political power, pilgrimage and travel, material wealth, and everyday ... More


Heresies, Forgeries, Novelties

Jonathan Klawans

in Heresy, Forgery, Novelty: Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062507
eISBN:
9780190062538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062507.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The fundamental goal of this chapter is to present the dynamic to be explored in this book, relating heresy, forgery, and novelty. In its first sections, this chapter probes the contestability of ... More


Beyond the Deinomenids: Alexidamus of Metapontum

Nigel Nicholson

in The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190209094
eISBN:
9780190209117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209094.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how far Deinomenid influence extended over epinician and the “hero-athlete narrative” by examining their deployment in Metapontum, a city that seems to have lain outside the ... More


Disappearance and Recognition

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares the Emmaus road episode in Luke 24 with Herodotus’s account of Aristeas of Proconnesus. Both Aristeas and Jesus seem to die but reappear to speak with travelers on the road, ... More


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