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作者 Niehoff, Maren
書名 Jewish exegesis and Homeric scholarship in Alexandria / Maren R. Niehoff
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9781107000728 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BS1186 N666 2011    在架上    30530001093376
 文哲所  241.01 N666 2012    到期 06-18-23    30580002988058
說明 xiv, 222 p. ; 24 cm
附註 "Systematically reading Jewish exegesis in light of Homeric scholarship, this book argues that more than 2000 years ago Alexandrian Jews developed critical and literary methods of Bible interpretation which are still extremely relevant today. Maren Niehoff provides a detailed analysis of Alexandrian Bible interpretation, from the second century BCE through newly discovered fragments to the exegetical work done by Philo. Niehoff shows that Alexandrian Jews responded in a great variety of ways to the Homeric scholarship developed at the Museum. Some Jewish scholars used the methods of their Greek colleagues to investigate whether their Scripture contained myths shared by other nations, while others insisted that significant differences existed between Judaism and other cultures. This book is vital for any student of ancient Judaism, early Christianity and Hellenistic culture"--Provided by publisher
"From the inception of modern research Jewish Bible exegesis in Alexandria has often been regarded as a marginal phenomenon or a puzzling hybrid. It tended to be studied either from the perspective of biblical interpretation in the Land of Israel or as a forerunner of Christian exegesis. Scholars familiar with the Jewish tradition usually focused on the emergence of rabbinic literature, which subsequently became normative. If Alexandrian exegesis was at all taken into account, it was characteristically either construed as a derivative phenomenon depending on its counterpart in Jerusalem or dismissed as an alien body of literature, which reflects Greek ideas and anticipates Christianity while failing to resonate in traditional Jewish circles"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-207) and indexes
1. Setting the stage -- 2. A conservative reaction to critical scholarship in the letter of Aristeas -- 3. Questions and answers in Aristotelian style: Demetrius' anonymous colleagues -- 4. Aristobulus' questions and answers as a tool for philosophical instruction -- 5. Comparative mythology -- 6. Historical perspectives on Scripture -- 7. Traces of text criticism among Alexandrian Jews -- 8. Literal methods of Homeric scholarship in Philo's allegorical commentary -- 9. Philo's questions and answers as a manual of instruction -- 10. Philo's exposition of the law at a significant distance from Alexandrian scholarship
Lib. has: Reprinted 2012. FSN
Lib. has: Reprinted 2012. CLP
主題 Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D
Jewish learning and scholarship -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 1500
Jews -- Civilization -- Greek influences
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Religion
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Ancient, Classical & Medieval bisacsh
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