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Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria

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Informationen zum Autor Maren R. Niehoff is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusa... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Maren R. Niehoff is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Philo on Jewish Identity and Culture (2001). Klappentext This book provides a systematic analysis of how Alexandrian Jews interpreted the Bible in light of contemporary Homeric scholarship. Zusammenfassung In this book! Maren R. Niehoff provides a systematic analysis of the critical and literary methods of Bible interpretation developed by the Alexandrian Jews. She argues that by creatively engaging with Homeric scholarship developed at the Museum! they offered revolutionary interpretations of Scripture. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1. Setting the stage; Part I. Early Jewish Responses to Homeric Scholarship: 2. A conservative reaction to critical scholarship in the letter of Aristeas; 3. Questions and answers in Aristotelian style: Demetrius' anonymous colleagues; 4. Aristobulus' questions and answers as a tool for philosophical instruction; Part II. Critical Homeric Methods in the Fragments of Philo's Anonymous Colleagues: 5. Comparative mythology; 6. Historical perspectives on Scripture; 7. Traces of text criticism among Alexandrian Jews; Part III. The Inversion of Homeric Scholarship by Philo: 8. Literal methods of Homeric scholarship in Philo's allegorical commentary; 9. Philo's questions and answers as a manual of instruction; 10. Philo's exposition of the law at a significant distance from Alexandrian scholarship; Epilogue; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.

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Provides a systematic analysis of how Alexandrian Jews interpreted the Bible in light of contemporary Homeric scholarship.



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In this book, Maren R. Niehoff provides a systematic analysis of the critical and literary methods of Bible interpretation developed by the Alexandrian Jews. She argues that by creatively engaging with Homeric scholarship developed at the Museum, they offered revolutionary interpretations of Scripture.

Contenu

1. Setting the stage; Part I. Early Jewish Responses to Homeric Scholarship: 2. A conservative reaction to critical scholarship in the letter of Aristeas; 3. Questions and answers in Aristotelian style: Demetrius' anonymous colleagues; 4. Aristobulus' questions and answers as a tool for philosophical instruction; Part II. Critical Homeric Methods in the Fragments of Philo's Anonymous Colleagues: 5. Comparative mythology; 6. Historical perspectives on Scripture; 7. Traces of text criticism among Alexandrian Jews; Part III. The Inversion of Homeric Scholarship by Philo: 8. Literal methods of Homeric scholarship in Philo's allegorical commentary; 9. Philo's questions and answers as a manual of instruction; 10. Philo's exposition of the law at a significant distance from Alexandrian scholarship; Epilogue; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.

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Titre: Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria
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Code EAN: 9781107000728
ISBN: 1107000726
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 238
Poids: 503g
Taille: H235mm x B157mm x T17mm
Année: 2012