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

Tessa Rajak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was a major translation in Western culture. This literary and social study is about the ancient creators and receivers of the translations and ... More


Rabbinic Responses to War's Failure

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the wake of the Destruction rose a new class of Jewish leadership in the rabbis. This chapter discusses the emergence and dominance of Rabbinic Judaism and its sacred literature after the ... More


Legacies of Hellenistic-Jewish Cosmological Wisdom

Paul M. Blowers

in Drama of the Divine Economy: Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660414
eISBN:
9780191745980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660414.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 explores the most important legacies of Hellenistic Jewish cosmology for early Christian doctrine on Creator and creation. “Hellenistic-Jewish cosmology” is not a single finalized system or ... More


Defining Repentance in the Greek Patristic World, Part I: Hellenistic Judaism, the New Testament, and Non-Judaeo-Christian Hellenistic Sources

Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

In order to get a sense of how the concept of repentance was perceived by ascetic authors and the Greek patristic world more broadly, the motifs of repentance in Scripture must first be explored. ... More


Narratives of Life, Death, and the “Living God” in Hellenistic Judaism

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

An investigation into the appearances of the epithet “living God” in Esther OG, 3 Maccabees, and both versions of Greek Daniel (OG and TH) reveals that Greek-speaking Jewish authors understood and ... More


Greek

William Adler

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Christian authors and scribes are mainly responsible for the relatively intact survival of the writings of Philo and Josephus, along with the scattered fragments from various other Hellenistic Jewish ... More


Creation and the Glory of Creatures

Janet Martin Soskice

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Janet Martin Soskice reflects on the topic of creation ex nihilo in her essay, arguing that we must be careful regarding the easy slippage between “creation” and “nature,” since, speaking biblically, ... More


The School of Solomon

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/9780190885120.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Aristobulus and the author of Wisdom of Solomon conceived of wisdom in much the same way that earlier Greek, non-Jewish thinkers did: as knowledge of the whole—of things human, cosmic, and ... More


Harmony as Virtue in Judaism: The Changing Perspectives of Philo of Alexandria

Maren R. Niehoff

in The Virtue of Harmony

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197598481
eISBN:
9780197598528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197598481.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This paper introduces a Jewish perspective on harmony, represented here by Philo of Alexandria (1st century CE), who is known for his creative use of the Biblical heritage and Greek philosophy. The ... More


Pre-Critical Readings

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter briefly considers the reception of the major herem texts in a number of corpora that lie outside the primary focus of the present work: in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament itself ... More


Philo

John A. Jillions

in Divine Guidance: Lessons for Today from the World of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190055738
eISBN:
9780190055769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055738.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Society

Philo of Alexandria (c. 15 BCE–50 CE) was a contemporary of Paul and a leading representative of Hellenistic Judaism. Although there are continuing debates over how well he represents mainstream ... More


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