Judah Between East and West: The Transition from Persian to Greek Rule (ca. 400-200 BCE)
Judah Between East and West: The Transition from Persian to Greek Rule (ca. 400-200 BCE)

Judah Between East and West: The Transition from Persian to Greek Rule (ca. 400-200 BCE)

in The Library of Second Temple Studies

by James K. Aitken, Israel Finkelstein, Lester L. Grabbe, Sylvie Honigman, Aryeh Kasher, Amos Kloner, Oded Lipschits, Menachem Mor, John Ray, Eveline van der Steen, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Oren Tal, and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Pages 336
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2012
ISBN-13 9780567046840
This is a collection of essays examining the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE. Subjects covered include the archaeology of Maresha/Marisa, Jewish identity, Hellenization/Hellenism, Ptolemaic administration in Judah, biblical and Jewish literature of the early Greek period, the size and status of Jerusalem, the Samaritans in the transition period, and Greek foundations in Palestine.

  • Table Of Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Programme of the Conference
  • 1. Introduction - Lester L. Grabbe
  • 2. Judaic National Identity - James K. Aitken
  • 3. Geographical Lists in Ezra and Nehemiah in the Light of Archaeology: Persian or Hellenistic? - Israel Finkelstein
  • 4. Hyparchs - Oikonomoi, and Mafiosi: The Governance of Judah in the Ptolemaic Period - Lester L. Grabbe
  • 5. King and Temple in 2 Maccabees: The Case for Continuity - Sylvie Honigman
  • 6. Further Thoughts on Josephus' Report of Alexander's Campaign to Palestine (AJ XI 304-347) - Aryeh Kasher
  • 7. The Introduction of the Greek Language and Culture in the Third Century BCE, according to the Archaeological Evidence in Idumaea - Amos Kloner
  • 8. Jerusalem between Two Periods of Greatness: The Size and Status of the City in the Babylonian, Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods - Oded Lipschits
  • 9. The Samaritans' Transition from the Persian to the Greek Period - Menachem Mor
  • 10. The Alphabet that Never Was: A Possible Egyptian Influence on the Near East - John Ray
  • 11. Empires and Farmers - Eveline Van Der Steen
  • 12. Early Enochic Tradition and the Restoration of Humanity: The Function and Significance of 1 Enoch 10 - Loren Stuckenbruck
  • 13. 'Hellenistic Foundations' in Palestine - Oren Tal
  • 14. Will the Greek Texts Stand Up, Please - Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

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