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The Jewish Ethnographic Excursus by Hecataeus of Abdera

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at Hecataeus of Abdera, the first Greek author who left a rather extensive description of the Jewish people—the most detailed surviving accounts on Judaism and Jews in both Greek ... More


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 Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek ... More


A Nation of Philosophers

Michael C. Legaspi

in Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190885120
eISBN:
9780190885151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885120.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Plato and Aristotle provided systematic accounts of wisdom in which virtue and ruling knowledge are keyed both to rational theology and to a scientific understanding of the cosmos. To be wise is to ... More


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