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By Arkady Kovelman

ISBN-10: 9004144021

ISBN-13: 9789004144026

Among Alexandria and Jerusalem examines the dynamics of Hellenistic and Jewish cultures. It starts by way of taking a look at the adjustments in mentality as mirrored in papyri of Roman Egypt, the start of a professional viewers trying to find lecturers and preachers and requiring a brand new tradition. This related phenomenon emerged in Rabbinic society. Rabbinic literature was once assorted not just from the Bible, yet from Alexandrian exegesis to boot. besides the fact that, Alexandrian exegesis lead the way for rabbinic Midrash. The ebook defies the certainty of tradition as a mixture of assorted petrified 'patterns,' Jewish and Hellenic. It additionally demanding situations the belief of 'separate' Jewish cultures. fairly, it endeavors to track large cultural alterations. It used to be precisely those alterations that hooked up one interval to a different, one literature to a different, and hence embodied continuity and cohesion of tradition.

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They prevented us from getting the necessary food. . ”101 The lost paradise would in the end return, so that “all the people could live in peace and humbly bear the holy taxes,”102 “have cattle, implements and all the wealth,”103 “be diligent in performing . . 106 And was it not 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 P. Cair. Masp. 11–12. P. Cair. Masp. 3–4; P. Lond. 6. P. Cair. Masp. 3–5. P. Cair. Masp. 1–6. P. Lond. 15–21. P. Cair. Masp. 23. P. Cair. Masp. 7–18, 14. P. Cair. Masp. 19–20. Aristotle, Poet.

They actually spoke about the épragmosÊnh of the peasants. All this varied ideology would probably come to the head of an Egyptian scribe. However, neither imperial legislation nor collections a quest for historicism 17 of rhetorical samples would mold his mind automatically. The scribe was not a mechanical robot taking dictation. His way of thinking, character, and religious affiliation found their way into the documents. Moreover, he was not isolated from his client. 75 It seems likely that the ideology of the petitions expressed the thoughts and moods of numerous strata.

G. Long (New York, 1991), p. 57. p. 59. p. 35. p. 36. p. 16. 38 chapter one Of course, there was no collapse of historiography in Greco-Roman culture comparable to the total disappearance of Jewish historical writing. Yet the tendency was there. Philosophy of History became Philosophy against History. This persisted until Eusebius and Augustine anew created Philosophy of History in the wake of great events. That philosophy actually derived from the Jewish historical-typological vision of the Second Temple period (see chapter 4).

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