Systematically examining Jewish exegesis in gentle of Homeric scholarship, this booklet argues that greater than 2000 years in the past Alexandrian Jews built severe and literary tools of Bible interpretation that are nonetheless super correct this present day. Maren Niehoff offers a close research of Alexandrian Bible interpretation, from the second one century BCE via newly found fragments to the exegetical paintings performed by way of Philo. Niehoff indicates that Alexandrian Jews spoke back in a superb number of how one can the Homeric scholarship constructed on the Museum. a few Jewish students used the equipment in their Greek colleagues to enquire no matter if their Scripture contained myths shared by means of different international locations, whereas others insisted that major variations existed among Judaism and different cultures. This publication is essential for any scholar of historic Judaism, early Christianity and Hellenistic tradition.

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