Systematically interpreting Jewish exegesis in mild of Homeric scholarship, this booklet argues that greater than 2000 years in the past Alexandrian Jews built serious and literary tools of Bible interpretation that are nonetheless super suitable this present day. Maren Niehoff offers a close research of Alexandrian Bible interpretation, from the second one century BCE via newly chanced on fragments to the exegetical paintings performed through Philo. Niehoff indicates that Alexandrian Jews replied in an excellent number of how you can the Homeric scholarship built on the Museum. a few Jewish students used the tools in their Greek colleagues to enquire even if their Scripture contained myths shared via different international locations, whereas others insisted that major transformations existed among Judaism and different cultures. This e-book is essential for any pupil of old Judaism, early Christianity and Hellenistic tradition.
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