Judah Between East and West
This is a collection of essays examining the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE. Subjects covered include the archaeology of Maresha/Marisa, Jewish identity, Hellenization/Hellenism, Ptolemaic administration in Judah, biblical and Jewish literature of...
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This is a collection of essays examining the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE. Subjects covered include the archaeology of Maresha/Marisa, Jewish identity, Hellenization/Hellenism, Ptolemaic administration in Judah, biblical and Jewish literature of the early Greek period, the size and status of Jerusalem, the Samaritans in the transition period, and Greek foundations in Palestine.
Lester L. Grabbe (Ph.D., University of Claremont, DD., University of Hull), is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull, UK. He is both the author and editor of numerous books including Good Kings and Bad Kings; Ancient Israel; History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period (vol. 1); and Introduction to 1st Century Judaism.
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- List Of Contributors Abbreviations Preface Programme Of The Conference 1. Introduction - Lester L. Grabbe 2. Judaic National Identity - James K. Aitken 3. Geographical Lists In Ezra And Nehemiah In The Light Of Archaeology: Persian Or Hellenistic? - Israel Finkelstein 4. Hyparchs - Oikonomoi, And Mafiosi: The Governance Of Judah In The Ptolemaic Period - Lester L. Grabbe 5. King And Temple In 2 Maccabees: The Case For Continuity - Sylvie Honigman 6. Further Thoughts On Josephus' Report Of Alexander's Campaign To Palestine (aj Xi 304-347) - Aryeh Kasher 7. The Introduction Of The Greek Language And Culture In The Third Century Bce, According To The Archaeological Evidence In Idumaea - Amos Kloner 8. Jerusalem Between Two Periods Of Greatness: The Size And Status Of The City In The Babylonian, Persian And Early Hellenistic Periods - Oded Lipschits 9. The Samaritans' Transition From The Persian To The Greek Period - Menachem Mor 10. The Alphabet That Never Was: A Possible Egyptian Influence On The Near East - John Ray 11. Empires And Farmers - Eveline Van Der Steen 12. Early Enochic Tradition And The Restoration Of Humanity: The Function And Significance Of 1 Enoch 10 - Loren Stuckenbruck 13. 'hellenistic Foundations' In Palestine - Oren Tal 14. Will The Greek Texts Stand Up, Please - Lena-sofia Tiemeyer