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Date, Literary Context, Authorship, and Audience

Sara Raup Johnson

in Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233072
eISBN:
9780520928435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233072.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The unusual historical distortions that abound in Jewish fictions are in no way random but are deliberately employed for rhetorical purposes. Third Maccabees has often been misunderstood. Because it ... More


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