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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122113837977 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! "Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Rulers" by (Editors) Tessa Rajak, Sarah Pearce, James Aitken, and Jennifer Dines. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: University of California (2008). Pages: 384. Size: 9½ x 6¼ x 1¼ inches; 1½ pounds. This volume gathers sixteen essays on monarchy and power in the Hellenistic period and charts a new approach to Hellenistic history by focusing attention on biblical and Jewish evidence and reading that evidence in new ways. The essays consider the kings, queens, and power figures of the Hellenistic dynasties, as well as ancient Israelite kings, the Babylonian and Persian rulers of the Bible, Parthians, and Romans. The volume also represents a new kind of interpretation of the Greek Bible (Septuagint) and of the Jewish literature of the period, setting them in the context of Hellenistic political thought and practice. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover. University of California (2008) 384 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8418a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This volume gathers sixteen highly original essays on monarchy and power in the Hellenistic period and charts a new approach to Hellenistic history by focusing attention on undervalued biblical and Jewish evidence and by reading that evidence in new ways. The essays, written by a distinguished group of international scholars, reflect the interdisciplinary scope of this project. They consider the kings, queens, and power figures of the Hellenistic dynasties, as well as ancient Israelite kings, the Babylonian and Persian rulers of the Bible and its associated literature, Parthians, and Romans. At the same time the volume represents a new kind of interpretation of the Greek Bible (Septuagint) and of the Jewish literature of the period, setting them in the context of Hellenistic political thought and practice. “Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Rulers” sheds new light on this significant and fascinating period of history, revealing different forms of interaction and exchange within the Greco-Roman world and a wide variety of transactions between the Jews and their neighbors in the centuries following Alexander's conquest. REVIEW: TABLE OF CONTENTS. Preface. Abbreviations. Introduction by Tessa Rajak. Part One: Theories and Practices of Hellenistic Rulers. 1. Philosophy and Monarchy in the Hellenistic World by Oswyn Murray. 2. The Character of Ptolemaic Aristocracy: Problems of Definition and Evidence by Jane Rowlandson. Part Two: Rulers In Greek-Jewish Texts. 3. Persia through the Jewish Looking-Glass by Erich Gruen. 4. Ben Sira on Kings and Kingship by Benjamin Wright. 5. The Image of the Oriental Monarch in the Third Book of Maccabees by Philip Alexander and Loveday Alexander. 6. The Angry Tyrant by Tessa Rajak. 7. The Narrative Function of the King and the Library in the Letter of Aristeas by Sylvie Honigman. 8. Kingship and Banditry: The Parthian Empire and its Western Subjects by Richard Fowler. Part Three: Light from the Septuagint Translators? 9. Translating for Ptolemy: Patriotism and Politics in the Greek Pentateuch by Sarah Pearce. 10. Poet and Critic: Royal Ideology and the Greek Translator of Proverbs by James Aitken. 11. The Kings Good Servant? Loyalty, Subversion, and Greek Daniel by Jennifer Dines. 12. The Terminology of Government in the Septuagint in Comparison with Hebrew, Aramaic, and Other Languages by Lester Grabbe. 13. The Court Function of the Interpreter in Genesis 42.23 and Early Greek Papyri by Trevor Evans. Part Four: Ideologies of Jewish Rule. 14. The Greek Bible and Jewish Concepts of Royal Priesthood and Priestly Monarchy by Arie Van Der Kooij. 15. Royal Ideology: 1 and 2 Maccabees and Egypt by Jan Willem Van Henten. 16. Constructing Kings from the Ptolemies to the Herodians: The Archaeological Evidence by Douglas Edwards. Cumulative Bibliography. List of Contributors. Indexes. General. Ancient Sources. Modern Authors. REVIEW: Tessa Rajak is Professor of Ancient History, University of Reading, and Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor at Yale. She was Co-Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Parkes Greek Bible in the Graeco-Roman World Project. Her many publications include Josephus: The Historian and his Society. Sarah Pearce is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Southampton and was Codirector of the AHRC Parkes Greek Bible in the Graeco-Roman World Project. She is the author of The Land of the Body: Studies in Philo's Representation of Egypt. James Aitken was Research Fellow of the AHRC Parkes Institute Greek Bible in the Graeco-Roman World Project and is currently Teaching Fellow in Hebrew and Aramaic at Cambridge University. He is the author of The Semantics of Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew. Jennifer Dines was Research Associate of the AHRC Parkes Institute Greek Bible in the Graeco-Roman World Project and a former Lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London. She is the author of a classic handbook, The Septuagint. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This volume gathers sixteen scholarly essays written by leading researchers in the field of Second Temple Judaism. They seek to understand the topics of monarchy and power in the Hellenistic period by focusing attention on biblical and Jewish evidence, and reading that evidence in new ways. The essays consider the kings, queens, and power figures of the Hellenistic dynasties, as well as ancient Israelite kings, the Babylonian and Persian rulers of the Bible, Parthians, and Romans. One of the special features of this volume is its exploration of the development and perspectives of the Greek Bible (Septuagint) and of other Jewish literature of the period, such as the Letter of Aristeas (which purports to record how the Septuagint came to be written under the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus), and how this literature reflects, and reflects upon, the context of Hellenistic political thought and practice. Bibliography, indexes. REVIEW: The lively, serious, and informed discussions in this book provide impressive examples of the insights achieved when the Jewish evidence of the late Second Temple period is shown both to illuminate and to reflect the wider history of the Hellenistic world. [Martin Goodman, author of "Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations"]. REVIEW: What sets this book apart is that it bears the fruits of a truly interdisciplinary investigation into the topic. The result sheds light not just on Hellenistic kings and how they were viewed by their Jewish subjects, but also on the early Greek Bible and, more generally, the meeting of, and cross-fertilization between, Jewish and Graeco-Roman culture that occurred in the centuries following Alexander's conquest. [Guido Schepens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven]. REVIEW: This wonderful collection of essays illuminates many facets of kingship in the Hellenistic world. The essays range over Hellenistic philosophy, Jewish fiction, the nuances of translation in the Greek Bible and archaeological evidence. Richly informative, and enjoyable reading besides. [John J. Collins, author of "Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture"]. REVIEW: This wide-ranging collection of essays brings together the too often separate perspectives of classical scholarship and Jewish studies. "Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Rulers" will be an indispensable reference work for anyone working on virtually any aspect of Hellenistic Jewish studies. [Sara Raup Johnson, author of "Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in its Cultural Context"]. REVIEW: This thought-provoking book presents a series of superb studies on Jewish-Greek views of Hellenistic monarchy that together are suggestive of the rich interplay between Hellenistic Jewish intellectual traditions and their deep connections to the greater world of the Hellenistic monarchies. The volume will surely stimulate much more work on the subject, and will be required reading for all those whose interests touch on the subject of Hellenistic Judaism and Hellenistic history and culture more broadly. [J.G. Manning, author of "Land and Power in Hellenistic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure"]. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Contains sixteen essays on monarchy and power in the Hellenistic period. This title focuses attention on biblical and Jewish evidence. It features essays that consider the kings, queens, and power figures of the Hellenistic dynasties, as well as ancient Israelite kings, the Babylonian and Persian rulers of the Bible, Parthians, and Romans. Truly outstanding! A very informative and enlightening read. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). 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