The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic ...

Author: Bezalel Bar-Kochva

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520290846

Category: Religion

Page: 628

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This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific" ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the greatest rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic stereotypes current at the time; and more.
Categories: Religion

The Jewish Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire

The Jewish Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire

Pseudo-Hecataeus, On the Jews: Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora. Hellenistic
Culture and Society 21. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2010. The Image
of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period. Hellenistic Culture and ...

Author: James K. Aitken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316060551

Category: Religion

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The Jewish-Greek tradition represents an arguably distinctive strand of Judaism characterized by use of the Greek language and interest in Hellenism. This volume traces the Jewish encounter with Greek culture from the earliest points of contact in antiquity to the end of the Byzantine Empire. It honors Nicholas de Lange, whose distinguished work brought recognition to an undeservedly neglected field, in part by dispelling the common belief that Jewish-Greek culture largely disappeared after 100 CE. The authors examine literature, archaeology, and biblical translations, such as the Septuagint, in order to illustrate the substantial exchange of language and ideas. The Jewish-Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire demonstrates the enduring significance of the tradition and will be an essential handbook for anyone interested in Jewish studies, biblical studies, ancient and Byzantine history, or the Greek language.
Categories: Religion

The Image of Bar Kokhba in Jewish Literature Up to the Seventeenth Century

The Image of Bar Kokhba in Jewish Literature Up to the Seventeenth Century

resemblance to this image of Samaritans , although Acts never actually states
that Simon was himself a Samaritan . As a magician ... Also C . M . Bowra ,
Landmarks in Greek Literature ( New York : World Publishing Co . , 1966 ) , Chap
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Author: Richard Gordon Marks

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040879194

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Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Rulers

Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Rulers

"The lively, serious, and informed discussions in this book provide impressive examples of the insights achieved when the Jewish evidence of the late Second Temple period is shown both to illuminate and to reflect the wider history of the ...

Author: Tessa Rajak

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520250842

Category: History

Page: 363

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"The lively, serious, and informed discussions in this book provide impressive examples of the insights achieved when the Jewish evidence of the late Second Temple period is shown both to illuminate and to reflect the wider history of the Hellenistic world."—Martin Goodman, author of Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations "What sets this book apart is that it bears the fruits of a truly interdisciplinary investigation into the topic. The result sheds light not just on Hellenistic kings and how they were viewed by their Jewish subjects, but also on the early Greek Bible and, more generally, the meeting of, and cross-fertilization between, Jewish and Graeco-Roman culture that occurred in the centuries following Alexander's conquest."—Guido Schepens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven "This wonderful collection of essays illuminates many facets of kingship in the Hellenistic world. The essays range over Hellenistic philosophy, Jewish fiction, the nuances of translation in the Greek Bible and archaeological evidence. Richly informative, and enjoyable reading besides!"—John J. Collins, author of Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture "This wide-ranging collection of essays brings together the too often separate perspectives of classical scholarship and Jewish studies. Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Rulers will be an indispensable reference work for anyone working on virtually any aspect of Hellenistic Jewish studies."—Sara Raup Johnson, author of Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in its Cultural Context "This thought-provoking book presents a series of superb studies on Jewish-Greek views of hellenistic monarchy that together are suggestive of the rich interplay between Hellenistic Jewish intellectual traditions and their deep connections to the greater world of the Hellenistic monarchies. The volume will surely stimulate much more work on the subject, and will be required reading for all those whose interests touch on the subject of Hellenistic Judaism and Hellenistic history and culture more broadly."—J.G. Manning, author of Land and Power in Hellenistic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure
Categories: History

Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

If Dr. Roberts had been able to tell us that the Jews of Christ's times had so
intense an appreciation of the beauties of the Greek tongue , that the wealthier
sent their children to Athens to be educated , and that the Greek literature was
well ...

Author: Literary and Philosophical Society (Liverpool)

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10534181

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History of Greek Literature

History of Greek Literature

Herodotus , indeed , gives the signification of the hieroglyphics on two of the
images set up by Sesostris ; but it is to be remembered that they ... 5 We know
that the Jewish lawgiver “ was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians ” ( Acts ,
vii .

Author: Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065495981

Category: Greek literature

Page: 396

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Categories: Greek literature

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Illustrated editions USE Bible — Illustrations Bible - Picture Bibles Biblia
pauperum - Theory , methods , etc. ... Versions , Hussite UF Hussite Bibles -
Versions , Indic - Versions , Jehovah's Witnesses -Versions , Jewish USE Bible .
O.T . ... -Relation to Gnostic literature USE Gnostic literature - Relation to the New
Testament — Relation to Greek literature USE Greek literature - Relation to the
New Testament ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211773663

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

The Image of the Jew in American Literature

The Image of the Jew in American Literature

The time of the story is about a generation after the crucifixion , when Greeks ,
Romans , Jews are being converted by the Pauline mission and persecuted by
Nero . A prosperous Jewish dyer , Lydia , is treated favorably by the author , even
 ...

Author: Louis Harap

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: UOM:39015003756288

Category: American literature

Page: 586

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An in-depth study of the Jewish image in poetry, drama, and fiction by Jewish and non-Jewish writers from the late eighteenth century to 1900
Categories: American literature

History of Interpretation

History of Interpretation

Greek influences prodrced far more decisive effects on the Book of Wisdom . In
that book , side by ... epoch we have another indication of the widespread desire
on the part of cultivated Jews to share in the glories of Greek literature . The poet
 ...

Author: Frederic William Farrar

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112079294754

Category: Bible

Page: 553

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Categories: Bible

Ramus Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature

Ramus  Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature

But his choice to write in Greek is an essential aspect of his work and to how we
read it . Reading any work as literature necessarily involves reading it as
something literature ( Greek literature , Latin literature , Jewish literature , etc. ) ,
and the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133691845

Category: Classical literature

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Categories: Classical literature

Heritage and Hellenism

Heritage and Hellenism

In these works, Jewish writers reinvented their own past, offering us the best insights into Jewish self-perception in that era.

Author: Erich S. Gruen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520929195

Category: History

Page: 393

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The interaction of Jew and Greek in antiquity intrigues the imagination. Both civilizations boasted great traditions, their roots stretching back to legendary ancestors and divine sanction. In the wake of Alexander the Great's triumphant successes, Greeks and Macedonians came as conquerors and settled as ruling classes in the lands of the eastern Mediterranean. Hellenic culture, the culture of the ascendant classes in many of the cities of the Near East, held widespread attraction and appeal. Jews were certainly not immune. In this thoroughly researched, lucidly written work, Erich Gruen draws on a wide variety of literary and historical texts of the period to explore a central question: How did the Jews accommodate themselves to the larger cultural world of the Mediterranean while at the same time reasserting the character of their own heritage within it? Erich Gruen's work highlights Jewish creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness, as the Jews engaged actively with the traditions of Hellas, adapting genres and transforming legends to articulate their own legacy in modes congenial to a Hellenistic setting. Drawing on a diverse array of texts composed in Greek by Jews over a broad period of time, Gruen explores works by Jewish historians, epic poets, tragic dramatists, writers of romance and novels, exegetes, philosophers, apocalyptic visionaries, and composers of fanciful fables—not to mention pseudonymous forgers and fabricators. In these works, Jewish writers reinvented their own past, offering us the best insights into Jewish self-perception in that era.
Categories: History

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Encyclopaedia Judaica

It was not until almost all of Greece was liberated that a humanistic treatment of
the Jew was again found in Greek literature . The novelist Gregorios Xenopoulos
wrote a drama entitled Rachel ( 1909 ) on the expulsion of the Jews from Zante ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003124717

Category: Jews

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Categories: Jews

Going Greek

Going Greek

The book covers a vast array of information, from the many famous people who belonged to Jewish fraternities to the songs they sang.

Author: Marianne Rachel Sanua

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328571

Category: Education

Page: 446

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Going Greek offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between American Jewish students and fraternity life during its heyday in the first half of the twentieth century. More than secret social clubs, fraternities and sororities profoundly shaped the lives of members long after they left college—often dictating choices in marriage as well as business alliances. Widely viewed as a key to success, membership in these self-governing, sectarian organizations was desirable but not easily accessible, especially to non-Protestants and nonwhites. In Going Greek Marianne Sanua examines the founding of Jewish fraternities in light of such topics as antisemitism, the unique challenges faced by Jewish students on campuses across the United States, responses to World War II, and questions pertaining to assimilation and/or identity reinforcement. The book covers a vast array of information, from the many famous people who belonged to Jewish fraternities to the songs they sang. Snobbery within the fraternities—what behavior constituted the "proper image" for an American Jew—comes up for discussion, but so does the increasing awareness of Jewish students toward issues of social justice. For several generations of leaders in the national Jewish community, fraternities were central to their lives. Going Greek thus provides historians and biographers with a window onto an important aspect of American Jewish cultural experience.
Categories: Education

Judaism Christianity and Islam in the course of history

Judaism  Christianity  and Islam in the course of history

If such an idea is established in these traditions , it is most likely taken from Greek
literature.85 Dahr is the seal of the pre - Islamic Arabic Weltanschauung . This
seal shows unmistakable Hellenistic features . Old Arabic culture was a part of
the ...

Author: Lothar Gall

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132522371

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 469

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Das Verhältnis zwischen Judentum, Christentum und Islam unterlag im Laufe der Geschichte vielfältigen Veränderungen. Welche Konflikte gab es, welche Phasen und Formen von Austausch und Kooperation standen dem gegenüber? Der Band ist das Ergebnis einer Tagung aus dem Jahr 2009. Wissenschaftler aus sechs Ländern präsentieren nun die Ergebnisse. Die Sektionen behandeln die "Gegenseitige Wahrnehmung vor dem 1. Weltkrieg", "Kultur, Bildung, Fremdwahrnehmung" seit 1945, "Austausch und Konflikte" von der Frühen Neuzeit bis ins 20. Jahrhundert, das "Rechtsverständnis", "Recht und Wirtschaft", die "Religionsgelehrsamkeit" sowie "gesellschaftliche Integration und Bewahrung der Identität". Mit Beiträgen von: Kilian Bälz, Hans-Jürgen Becker, Hartmut Bobzin, Michael Brenner, Micha Brumlik, Thomas E. Burman, John Efron, Leila Tarazi Fawaz, Claude Gilliot, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Peter Heine, Karl Homann, Yosef Kaplan, Thomas Kaufmann, Yavuz Köse, Gudrun Krämer, Michael Kreutz, Roland Löffler, Wolfgang Loschelder, Hans Maier, Asher Meir, Tilman Nagel, Matthias Pohlig, Maurus Reinkowski, Mathias Rohe, Heinz Schilling, Reinhard Schulze, Martin Tamcke, Georges Tamer, Lucette Valensi, Dietmar Willoweit, Israel Yuval und einer Podiumsdiskussion der Sektionsleiter.
Categories: Christianity and other religions

Xoana and the Origins Of Greek Sculpture

Xoana and the Origins Of Greek Sculpture

context as Greek ; Wallach follows him , adding it to the other indications of Greek
literary influence in the dialogue . 314 The impact of the Greek evolutionary
tradition extended , then , even to Jewish literature on idolatry . The children and
 ...

Author: A. A. Donohue

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033058640

Category: Art

Page: 509

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Categories: Art

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

This work takes you on a tour through the history of this image-filled and ideology-laden city--from the bedrock of the Old City to the towering roofs of the Holy Sepulchre.

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674034686

Category: History

Page: 368

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Jerusalem is the site of some famous religious monuments in the world, from the Dome of the Rock to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Western Wall of the Temple. This work takes you on a tour through the history of this image-filled and ideology-laden city--from the bedrock of the Old City to the towering roofs of the Holy Sepulchre.
Categories: History

Jewish Reception of Greek Bible Versions

Jewish Reception of Greek Bible Versions

Nevertheless , such proverbial creatures are common , found in various types of
wisdom literature including at Sir 11 : 34 and in Greek literature . “ 2 . Both Cook
and d ' Hamonville date LXX Proverbs to the early second century BCE : see ...

Author: Nicholas Robert Michael De Lange

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: UOM:39015079303346

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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"Most of the studies originated as papers read to an international colloquium held in Wolfson College, Cambridge, from 9 to 11 July, 2007."
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The World History of the Jewish People

The World History of the Jewish People

In fact Greek art , in the perfection of its classical shaping of the human image ,
was possibly of even greater danger to the traditional Jewish way of life than was
Greek literature . Its appeal was more universal and its message more readily ...

Author:

Publisher: W H Allen

ISBN: UOM:39015008641105

Category: Jews

Page: 402

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Categories: Jews

Athens in Jerusalem

Athens in Jerusalem

87 Jewish writers adopted not only the image of Greece as an immoral pagan
world , one they shared with the traditional ... 37 , on the deep dependence of
European literature on Greek literature : ' Most of the literary forms created by
Greek ...

Author: Yaʻaḳov Shaviṭ

Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish

ISBN: UOM:39015040561378

Category: History

Page: 560

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Shavit (history of the Jewish people, Tel Aviv U.) describes how Jewish intellectuals of the 18th century began finding in classical Greek culture elements they though Jewish culture lacked and would have to embrace in order to become part of the modern world. He explains that by asserting that Judaism had been open to Hellenistic influences since the time of the Second Table, they legitimized their own efforts to secularize Jewish identity and culture. First published as Yahadut bi-re'i ha- Yavanut ve-hofa'at ha-Yehudi ha-Helenisti ha-moderni by Am Oved Published, Tel Aviv, in 1992. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History