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Letter of Aristeas : Aristeas to Philocrates or on the Translation of the Law of the Jews (Hardcover)

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Wright presents the first full-length commentary on the the second-century BCE Letter of Aristeas, a product of Alexandrian Judaism and important source of information about Hellenistic elite and educated Jews during the Ptolemaic period, about Second Temple Judaism, and about the Septuagint. His topics include the author and his provenance, the integrity of the work and its sources, relation to other Jewish literature, the liberation of the Jewish slaves, Ptolemy II's letter to Eleazar, Eleazer's Apologia for the law, Aristeas' praise of the translators, and the departure of the translators. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 501
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Judaism / History
Series Title: Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: III Benjamin G. Wright
Language: English
Street Date: September 25, 2015
TCIN: 23948629
UPC: 9783110439045
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-0297

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