By Lester L. Grabbe
Is the Bible a Hellenistic e-book? The essays during this quantity reply to that hard query, formulated via Niels Peter Lemche, and supply every thing from certified contract to vociferous competition. In so doing, they debate and light up the various gains of Jewish writing within the moment Temple interval, together with not just the scriptures themselves and their very own historical past, however the non-canonized literature of the overdue Second-Temple interval. as with any the volumes during this pioneering sequence, the editor, Lester Grabbe, introduces and displays upon the dialogue and its implications for essentially the most debatable subject matters in present religious study.
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Extra resources for Did Moses Speak Attic?: Jewish Historiography and Scripture in the Hellenistic Period (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament supplement Series)
Millar, Isaiah 24-27 and the Origin of Apocalyptic (HSM, 11; Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1976), pp. 16-17. Isaiah 65-66: For Hellenistic datings of Isa. 65-66 see B. Schramm, The Opponents of Third Isaiah: Reconstructing the Cultic History of the Restoration (JSOTSup, 193; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995), pp. 17-18. Joel: S. Bergler, Joel als Schriftinterpret (BEATAJ, 16; Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1988), p. 363. Jonah: J. Limburg, Jonah: A Commentary (OTL; London: SCM Press, 1993), p.
98102; and more generally Wolfgang Leschhorn, Grunder der Stadt: Studien iu einem politisch-religiosen Phdnomen der griechischen Geschichte (Palingenesia, 20; Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden, 1984), pp. J. Brill, 1987), pp. 1-13. However, it must be noted that the picture drawn of Moses also differs from the role of a Greek oiKiOTtip in so far as his mission to found Jerusalem is not induced by a divine oracle and he is not venerated by the colony in a founder's cult after his death. 34. 183204, is totally reworked by Jews, cf.
312 n. 45 below): 'So far, the theme of discussion has been the historical literature. ' Even the persistent reader cannot find any evidence in the Deuteronomistic History or the Pentateuch that these are regarded as having been composed in the Hellenistic Period. On the contrary, there is no single anachronistic motive that clearly hints at the Hellenistic period. Niels Peter Lemche is not right in claiming that there is a scholarly consensus about the Hellenistic origin of most of the writings.
Did Moses Speak Attic?: Jewish Historiography and Scripture in the Hellenistic Period (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament supplement Series) by Lester L. Grabbe