Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom

Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom

This first volume in the series "Studies in Hellenistic Civilization", published for the Danish Research Council for the Humanities, covers all aspects of religion and religious practice in the Seleucid kingdom.

Author: Per Bilde

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: UOM:39015032450424

Category: History

Page: 269

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This first volume in the series "Studies in Hellenistic Civilization", published for the Danish Research Council for the Humanities, covers all aspects of religion and religious practice in the Seleucid kingdom.
Categories: History

The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome

The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome

“ The Seleucid Kingdom , the Achaemenid Empire and the History of the Near East in the First Millennium B.C. ' , in P. Bilde , T. Engberg - Pedersen , L. Hannestad & J. Zahle ( eds ) , Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid ...

Author: Tessa Rajak

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047400196

Category: Religion

Page: 599

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Twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays, three of them previously unpublished, on aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, by a well-known scholar. The four sections are: Greeks and Jews, Josephus, The Jewish Diaspora and Epigraphy, and finally Beyond the Greeks and Romans. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
Categories: Religion

Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire

Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire

“The Relevance of the Book of Daniel for Fourth-Century Christianity according to the Commentary Ascribed to Ephrem the Syrian ... In Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom, edited by Per Bilde, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, ...

Author: Paul J. Kosmin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674976931

Category: History

Page: 393

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Under Seleucid rule, time no longer restarted with each new monarch. Instead, progressively numbered years, identical to the system we use today, became the measure of historical duration. Paul Kosmin shows how this invention of a new kind of time—and resistance to it—transformed the way we organize our thoughts about the past, present, and future.
Categories: History

Jewish Identity in Early Rabbinic Writings

Jewish Identity in Early Rabbinic Writings

Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom , Aarhus University Press , 1990 , pp . 66-78 . 27 Gary Porton , in his study on the image of non - Jews in the Mishna and Tosefta , argues that disparaging attitudes towards the ...

Author: Sacha Stern

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004100121

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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An original study of Jewish identity or 'Jewishness' in all its social and cultural dimensions in Talmudic and Midrashic writings. Topics include the physical embodiment of Jewish identity, the 'boundaries' of Israel, and resistance to assimilation.
Categories: Religion

Apocalypse Against Empire

Apocalypse Against Empire

in perpetuating political, military, and religious structures essential to the successful administration of the empire.113 ... Pierre Briant, “The Seleucid Kingdom and the Achaemenid Empire,” in Religion and Religious Practice in the ...

Author: Anathea E. Portier-Young

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802870834

Category: History

Page: 487

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A fresh and daring take on ancient apocalyptic books. The year 167 b.c.e. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted -- forcibly and brutally -- to eradicate traditional Jewish religious practices. In Apocalypse against Empire Anathea Portier-Young reconstructs the historical events and key players in this traumatic episode in Jewish history and provides a sophisticated treatment of resistance in early Judaism. Building on a solid contextual foundation, Portier-Young argues that the first Jewish apocalypses emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule. She makes a sturdy case for this argument by examining three extant apocalypses, giving careful attention to the interplay between social theory, history, textual studies, and theological analysis. In particular, Portier-Young contends, the book of Daniel, the Apocalypse of Weeks, and the Book of Dreams were written to supply an oppressed people with a potent antidote to the destructive propaganda of the empire -- renewing their faith in the God of the covenant and answering state terror with radical visions of hope..
Categories: History

Max Webers Religionssoziologie in interkultureller Perspektive

Max Webers Religionssoziologie in interkultureller Perspektive

15 SHAYE D. Cohen , Religion , Ethnicity and “ Hellenism ” in the Emergence of Jewish Identity in Maccabean Palestine , in : Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom . Ed . Per Bilde / Troels ENGBERG - PEDERSEN et al .

Author: Hartmut Lehmann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525351925

Category: History

Page: 388

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Max Webers Studien zur Religionssoziologie gehören zu den faszinierendsten - und umstrittensten - wissenschaftlichen Texten des 20. Jahrhunderts. In diesem Band diskutieren Weberspezialisten aus vielen Ländern aus vergleichender und interkultureller Perspektive die je eigene Geschichte der Rezeption und Bedeutung der Weberschen Religionssoziologie.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

(editors), Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 1990. Bouche-Leclercq, A., Histoire des Seleucides, 323-64 avantJ.-C., 2 vols, Paris: Leroux, 1913-14. Brodersen, Kai, Appians Abriss ...

Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787997

Category: History

Page: 832

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Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.
Categories: History

The Crucible of Christian Morality

The Crucible of Christian Morality

Bilde, P., Engberg-Pedersen, T., Hannestad, L. and Zahle, J. Religion and Religious Practice in the SeleucidKingdom, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press. Birch, B. C. (1995) 'Divine character and the formation of moral community in the Book ...

Author: J. Ian H. McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134949854

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Crucible of Christian Morality explores the notion of Christian ethics and discusses its roots in the teachings of Jesus and also Hellenistic philosophy. Its significance in developing moral standards throughout the world and its stability in the modern world. The Crucible of Christian Morality uses new critical perspectives including: * the sociology of knowledge * and discourse analysis. J. Ian H. McDonald challenges conventional approaches by focusing on the behaviour of early Christian communities rather than their texts to shed new light on the nature of Christian morality in its earliest and most formative years.
Categories: History

Culture and Ideology under the Seleukids

Culture and Ideology under the Seleukids

Hannestad L. and Potts, D. (1990) 'Temple architecture in the Seleukid kingdom', in P. Bilde, T. Engberg-Pedersen, L. Hannestad, and J. Zahle (Hrsgg.) Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom (Aarhus), 91–124.

Author: Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110755626

Category: History

Page: 372

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The volume offers a timely (re-)appraisal of Seleukid cultural dynamics. While the engagement of Seleukid kings with local populations and the issue of “Hellenization” are still debated, a movement away from the Greco-centric approach to the study of the sources has gained pace. Increasingly textual sources are read alongside archaeological and numismatic evidence, and relevant near-eastern records are consulted. Our study of Seleukid kingship adheres to two game-changing principles: 1. We are not interested in judging the Seleukids as “strong” or “weak” whether in their interactions with other Hellenistic kingdoms or with the populations they ruled. 2. While appreciating the value of the social imaginaries approach (Stavrianopoulou, 2013), we argue that the use of ethnic identity in antiquity remains problematic. Through a pluralistic approach, in line with the complex cultural considerations that informed Seleukid royal agendas, we examine the concept of kingship and its gender aspects; tensions between centre and periphery; the level of “acculturation” intended and achieved under the Seleukids; the Seleukid-Ptolemaic interrelations. As rulers of a multi-cultural empire, the Seleukids were deeply aware of cultural politics.
Categories: History

Relighting the Souls

Relighting the Souls

I. The Religious Antecedents in the Achaemenid Kingdom and in the Seleukid Empire before Antiochos Epiphanes . ... in P. Bilde et al . eds . , Religion and Religious Practice in the Seleucid Kingdom ( Aarhus 1990 ) 4059 , esp . 52-61 .

Author: Frederick E. Brenk

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 351507158X

Category: History

Page: 424

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In the last ten years, there has been an enormous awakening of interest in Plutarch. This collection contains many stimulating and important articles from the Plutarch renaissance, especially on the interaction between divine and human worlds, and on expectations in the next life. But treated here are also a number of other challenging topics in classical Greek literature. Among them are the Near Eastern background of early Greek myth and literature, the decisive speech of Achilleus' mentor, Phoenix, in the Iliad, divine assimilations and ruler cult, the language of Menander's young men, the vision of God in Middle Platonism, blessed afterlife in the mysteries, Greek epiphanies and the Acts of the Apostles, and the revolt at Jerusalem against Antiochos Epiphanes in the light of similar cities under Hellenistic rule. Another book of Frederick E. Brenk: Clothed in Purple Light. (Franz Steiner 1998)
Categories: History