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By John J. Collins

One of the main inventive and consequential collisions in Western tradition concerned the come upon of Judaism with Hellenism. during this extensively acclaimed learn of the Jews who lived in Hellenistic Egypt, “between Athens and Jerusalem,” John J. Collins examines the literature of Hellenistic Judaism, treating not just the introductory questions of date, authorship, and provenance but in addition the bigger query of Jewish identification within the Greco-Roman world.

First released in 1984, this landmark research by means of one of many world's prime specialists in Hellinistic Judaism is now absolutely revised and up-to-date take into consideration the simplest of modern scholarship.

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