The Jews in the Greek Age

The Jews in the Greek Age

By (author) Elias J. Bickerman

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A history of the Jewish people from the conquest of Palestine by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E. to the revolt of the Maccabees. Bickerman discusses Jewish economic, religious, intellectual, and social life, and the relations between the Jewish community and the Hellenistic rulers and colonizers of Palestine.

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • 11 Oct 1990
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, Mass
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0674474910
  • 9780674474918
  • 1,385,454

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Author Information

Elias Bickerman was Professor of Ancient History at Columbia University and Research Fellow at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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Review quote

The last posthumous work of one of the greatest of all scholars of Judaism in Graeco-Roman antiquity...Note the power and brilliance, as well as the (as ever) bold and controversial character of its representation of Judaism and Jewish history in the period between Alexander and the Maccabees. -- Fergus Millar Journal of Jewish Studies Highly readable and packed with information, much of which will be new even to those with some knowledge of one side or the other, Jewish or Greek. -- Jasper Griffin New York Review of Books [Bickerman] displays the qualities of a great historian: mastery of primary sources, wide learning in other areas, careful yet often bold judgments, and ability to write a lively narrative. -- Daniel J. Harrington Theological Studies

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One of our century's greatest authorities on the ancient world gives us a vivid account of the Jewish people from the conquest of Palestine by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E. to the revolt of the Maccabees. It is a rich story, of Jewish social, economic, and intellectual life and of the relations between the Jewish community and the Hellenistic rulers and colonizers of Palestine - a historical narrative told with consummate skill.

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