Jewish perspectives on Hellenistic rulers

Rajak, Tessa, Pearce, Sarah and Aitken, James (eds.) (2007) Jewish perspectives on Hellenistic rulers, Berkeley, US, University of California Press, 384pp. (Hellenistic Culture and Society).


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This volume gathers sixteen essays on monarchy and power in the Hellenistic period and charts a new approach to Hellenistic history by focusing attention on biblical and Jewish evidence and reading that evidence in new ways. The essays consider the kings, queens, and power figures of the Hellenistic dynasties, as well as ancient Israelite kings, the Babylonian and Persian rulers of the Bible, Parthians, and Romans. The volume also represents a new kind of interpretation of the Greek Bible (Septuagint) and of the Jewish literature of the period, setting them in the context of Hellenistic political thought and practice.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780520250840 (hardback)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 205087
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Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 15:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47

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