By Lester L. Grabbe
Is the Bible a Hellenistic booklet? The essays during this quantity reply to that difficult query, formulated by means of Niels Peter Lemche, and supply every thing from certified contract to vociferous competition. In so doing, they debate and remove darkness from the numerous beneficial properties of Jewish writing within the moment Temple interval, together with not just the scriptures themselves and their very own background, however the non-canonized literature of the overdue Second-Temple interval. as with every the volumes during this pioneering sequence, the editor, Lester Grabbe, introduces and displays upon the dialogue and its implications for probably the most debatable issues in present bible study.
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The example is a little bit awkward, because the fact that the Chronicler used the Deuteronomistic History for his composition forced a diachronic explanation in this case, whatever the space between them might have been. In my view, the style of the Chronicler, characterized by many allusions to and quotations from other religious texts, has nothing to do with the authors' literary ability, but is to be seen as the feature of a learned scribal class (see Albertz, History of Israelite Religion, II, p.
We should not fail to notice, however, that it has also been claimed that Greek and Hebrew tragedies are completely different literary modes. See N. Frye, The Great Code: The Bible and Literature (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), p. 181. If 52 Did Moses Speak Attic ? one believes that the influence goes from Herodotus to the Bible (cf. 11 2. Deuteronomy The book of Deuteronomy is vital as a background for any understanding of the Deuteronomistic History, irrespective of the view one takes on the relationship between Deuteronomy and the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings, or the relationship between the 'Priestly Work' (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers) and Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic history.
29 Second, the translation of the Pentateuch into Greek, which according to the Aristeas letter took place under the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 BCE), is to be dated around the midst of the century. That does not only 27. For the reasons and more details cf. Rainer Albertz, Die Exilszeit (Biblische Enzyklopadie, 7; Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, forthcoming). 28. Cf. ', pp. 32537, which I have elaborated further in my article 'Die verhinderte Restauration', which will be published in the forthcoming Festschrift for Rolf Rendtorff.
Did Moses Speak Attic?: Jewish Historiography and Scripture in the Hellenistic Period (Library Hebrew Bible Old Testament Studies) by Lester L. Grabbe