Please disable your adblock and script blockers to view this page
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity [electronic resource] :Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context.

By: Johnson, Sara Raup.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (281 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520928435 (electronic bk.); 0520928431 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Third Book of Maccabees -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jews -- Identity -- History -- To 1500 | Historical fiction -- History and criticism | Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Bible Study Guides | RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology | Third Book of Maccabees | Historical fiction | Jews -- Identity | To 1500Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.DDC classification: 229.75 | 229/.75 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity; 1 Jews at Court; 2 Josephus; 3 Patriarchal Fictions; Part II: Third Maccabees: A Case Study; 4 Date, Literary Context, Authorship, and Audience; 5 Historicity and Historical Ambivalence; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: In this thoughtful and penetrating study, Sara Raup Johnson investigates the creation of historical fictions in a wide range of Hellenistic Jewish texts. Surveying so-called Jewish novels, including the Letter of Aristeas, 2 Maccabees, Esther, Daniel, Judith, Tobit, Josephus's account of Alexander's visit to Jerusalem and of the Tobiads, Artapanus, and Joseph and Aseneth, she demonstrates that the use of historical fiction in these texts does not constitute a uniform genre. Instead it cuts across all boundaries of language, provenance, genre, and even purpose. Johnson argues that each author us.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: ( votes)
No physical items for this record

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity; 1 Jews at Court; 2 Josephus; 3 Patriarchal Fictions; Part II: Third Maccabees: A Case Study; 4 Date, Literary Context, Authorship, and Audience; 5 Historicity and Historical Ambivalence; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

In this thoughtful and penetrating study, Sara Raup Johnson investigates the creation of historical fictions in a wide range of Hellenistic Jewish texts. Surveying so-called Jewish novels, including the Letter of Aristeas, 2 Maccabees, Esther, Daniel, Judith, Tobit, Josephus's account of Alexander's visit to Jerusalem and of the Tobiads, Artapanus, and Joseph and Aseneth, she demonstrates that the use of historical fiction in these texts does not constitute a uniform genre. Instead it cuts across all boundaries of language, provenance, genre, and even purpose. Johnson argues that each author us.

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Goodreads reviews for Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity


Copyright © Global Library,O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat-Narela Road, Sonepat, Haryana (India) - 131001 | Powered by Koha

Visitors since February 2014

website counter


Hosted, Implemented, Customized & Maintained by: BestBookBuddies -- an OpenLX initiative

Powered by Koha