Judaism and Hellenism: Studies in their Encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic Period

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Mar 14, 2003 - Religion - 666 pages
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Martin Hengel gathers an encyclopedic amount of material, ancient and modern, to present an exhaustive survey of the early course of Hellenistic civilization as it related to developing Judaism. The result is a highly readable account of a largely unfamiliar world which is indispensable for those interested in Judaism and the birth of Christianity alike. An extensive section of notes and bibliography is included.
 

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Contents

Hellenistic reform
224
The Interpretatio Graeca of Judaism and the HelleniStic
255
The Identification of the God of Judaism with Greek Con
261
the Acra at the beginning of 167 BC
277
ideology of apostasy
292
The Reform Attempt its Failure and the Far
303
Summary and Conclusion
310
Notes to Introduction
42

The Encounter and Conflict between Palestinian Judaism
107
Koheleth and the Beginning of the Crisis in Jewish Religion
115
Koheleth and Solomon
129
The Encounter between Jewish and Hellenistic Thought
153
f Wisdom and Torah in Pharisaic and Rabbinic Judaism
169
b The first climax of Jewish apocalyptic
180
Higher wisdom through revelation as a character
210
Early Essenism
218
Notes to Chapter III The Encounter and Conflict between Palestinian
72
Notes to Chapter IV The Interpretatio Graeca of Judaism and
169
and 11 206
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Select Index of Passages from Ancient Writers 267
267
Index of Names and Subjects 290
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Martin Hengel, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism for the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He is the author of many books including 'Victory Over Violence & Was Jesus a Revolutionist?', 'Between Jesus and Paul', 'Judaism and Hellenism', 'Studies in the Gospel of Mark' and 'The Hellenization of Judea in the First Century After Christ'. Dr. Hengel's most recent books include 'Paul Between Damascus and Antioch' (together with Anna Maria Schwemer) and 'The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ'.

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