Item description for Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity: Conflict or Confluence? by Lee I. Levine...
Overview One of the chief tasks facing the interpreter in any investigation of Second Temple Judaism involves sorting out the relationship between Judaism and Hellenism. How much influence did Greco-Roman culture exert on Diaspora Judaism? To what extent did Hellenism affect the material culture of Judaism and its social and religious practices? Hebrew University professor Lee Levine looks at literary, epigraphical. and archaeological evidence in an effort to sift through the relevant issues. His assessments argue against oversimplification and instead encourage a more nuanced and balanced view. This volume not only introduces the fundamental issues but supplies an informed reading of the sources as well. Anyone wrestling with the relationship between Judaism and Hellenism will find this essential reading.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 1999
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1565634888 ISBN13 9781565634886
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More About Lee I. Levine
Lee I. Levine is professor of Jewish history and archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the author of "The Galilee in Late Antiquity and Jerusalem: Its Sanctity and Centrality to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
Reviews - What do customers think about Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity: Conflict or Confluence??
A tentative answer Jan 9, 2007
This book constitutes an excellent review on the interaction between the monotheism in the Hasmonean kingdom and the hellenistic way of life which was the civilised world of that period. It focuses on the interaction between the "Palestinian " Jews and Graeco-Roman world.