Item description for Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome: Studies in Ancient Cultural Interaction in Honour of A. Hilhorst (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) by Florentino Garcia Martinez...
The present volume has been compiled by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Dr. A. Hilhorst, the Secretary of the Journal for the Study of Judaism, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Its 23 contributions by renowned international experts, reflect the various interests of the honouree, his approach to the Classical and Semitic languages and literatures as forming part of a continuum, and his attention to the interactions between the different literary corpora.
Several contributions deal with the interaction of the Old Testament with later Jewish, Gnostic, or Christian writings; others explore the influences of Greek writings within a Jewish context at the levels of philology, of theological ideas, of realia, or of influence of literary compositions. Furthermore, a number of contributions centers on the interaction of Greek motives in Jewish and Christian literature, whereas in several others the focus is on the Martyrium literature or on early Christian texts.
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Florentino Garcia Martinez, a pre-eminent specialist of Qumran Studies, is Professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he heads the Qumran Institute. He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls and editorial secretary of the "Revue de Qumran" and the "Journal for the Study of Judaism." Garcia Martinez has written numerous books and articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including "Qumran and Apocalyptic. Studies on the Aramaic Texts of Qumran" ("Brill," Leiden 1992), "The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English" ("Brill," Leiden 1994), "The People of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Writings, Beliefs and Practices" ("Brill," Leiden 1995), and "A Bibliography of the Finds in the Desert of Judah, 1970-95," ("Brill," Leiden 1996). Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar, Ph.D. (1994), Groningen, is Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen"
Florentino Garcia Martinez has an academic affiliation as follows - Qumran Institute, University of Groningen.