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Author Wright, Benjamin G., author.

Title The Letter of Aristeas : 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' / Benjamin G. Wright
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 501 pages) : illustrations
Series Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature
Commentaries on early Jewish literature.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Table of Contents -- I. INTRODUCTION -- II. GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Preface (§§ 1-8) -- The Library Project (§§ 9-11) -- The Liberation of the Jewish Slaves (§§ 12-27) -- Demetrius's Report (§§ 28-34a) -- Ptolemy II's Letter to Eleazar (§§ 34b-40) -- Eleazar's Reply to Ptolemy (§§ 41-51a) -- The Construction of the King's Gifts (§§ 51b-82) -- Jerusalem and its Environs (§§ 83-120) -- Eleazar's Farewell to the Translators (§§ 121-127) -- Eleazar's Apologia for the Law (§§ 128-171) -- The Reception of the Translators at Alexandria (§§ 172-186) -- Excursus on Aristeas, Hellenistic Symposia and Peri Basileus Literature (Part 1) -- The Symposia (§§ 187-300) -- Excursus on Aristeas, Hellenistic Symposia and Peri Basileus Literature (Part 2) -- Aristeas's Praise of the Translators (§§ 295-300) -- The Execution of the Translation (§§ 301-307) -- The Proclamation of the Translation (§§ 308-316) -- The Departure of the Translators (§§ 317-321) -- Epilogue (§ 322) -- Abbreviations -- Index of Names and Subjects -- Index of Ancient Sources -- Index of Modern Authors
Summary In modern scholarship, there has been no fully fledged commentary written on the Letter of Aristeas, an important work of Hellenistic Judaism in Alexandria, which contains the earliest version of the translation of the Septuagint. This volume fills that gap. The book will be of relevance to anyone interested in Hellenistic Judaism, the Septuagint, the ancient Jewish community in Alexandria or ancient Jewish paideia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Benjamin G. Wright III, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed November 06 2015)
Subject Letter of Aristeas -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Letter of Aristeas.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110431343