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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


All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Valentina Izmirlieva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book began its journey with two texts and two conjectures. The texts were chosen to represent two alternative models for listing the names of God: an open-ended list and a closed series of ... More


An Apostle for Every Nation

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The concept of seventy two diseases in man and its correlative notion of a human body made of seventy two parts harboring illness and decay belong to the domain of anthropological imagination. In the ... More


The Peculiar Codex Jerusalem 22

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Horus Apollo's Book on the Hieroglyphics. The subject is the symbolic logic behind the Egyptian script. The passage itself introduces the peculiar cultural association between ... More


Christian Culture and the 72 Names

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins its exploration of the number seventy two from the Slavonic erotapocritical text “How many are the names of God”? It discusses that the idea that the Lord has seventy two names ... More


Printing and the Career of the Slavonic Text

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Given the scant documentation, any speculation about the specific channels by which the Jewish Kabbalah may have influenced Christian communities prior to the European Renaissance remains ... More


Epilogue

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The remarkably successful career of the Slavic amulet of seventy two divine names hinges on one central event in its history: its initial printed publication. The text first appeared in 1520 as part ... More


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