Between Athens and Jerusalem : Jewish identity in the Hellenistic diaspora

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Full title: Between Athens and Jerusalem : Jewish identity in the Hellenistic diaspora / John J. Collins.
Main author: Collins, John Joseph, 1946-
Format: Book           
Edition: 2nd ed.


Table of Contents:
  • Diaspora Setting
  • 3
  • Gentile Perceptions of Judaism
  • 6
  • Jewish Apologetics
  • 14
  • Hellenistic Judaism and Judea
  • 16
  • Constraints of the Tradition
  • 19
  • Relations with the Gentile Environment
  • 24
  • Prospect
  • 25
  • Part 1
  • National and Political Identity
  • 1.
  • Uses of the Past
  • 29
  • Faithful Chroniclers
  • 33
  • Demetrius
  • 33
  • Followers of Demetrius
  • 35
  • History and Romance
  • 37
  • Artapanus
  • 37
  • Eupolemus
  • 46
  • Pseudo-Eupolemus?
  • 47
  • Thallus and Cleodemus
  • 51
  • Pseudo-Hecataeus
  • 52
  • Epic Poets
  • 54
  • Philo
  • 54
  • Theodotus
  • 57
  • Jewish Historiography in the First Century C.E.
  • 60
  • 2.
  • Religion and Politics: The Ptolemaic Era
  • 64
  • History of the Jews in Ptolemaic Egypt
  • 64
  • Onias and Leontopolis
  • 69
  • Background of Onias
  • 73
  • Tale of the Tobiads
  • 74
  • 2 Maccabees and the Oniads
  • 77
  • 2 Maccabees and the Diaspora
  • 78
  • Third Sibyl
  • 83
  • Content of Sibylline Oracle 3
  • 87
  • Seventh King
  • 88
  • Analogy with the Persian Period
  • 91
  • King from the Sun
  • 92
  • Jerusalem and the Gentile Kings
  • 95
  • A Ptolemaic Messiah
  • 95
  • Provenance of Sibylline Oracle 3
  • 96
  • Letter of Aristeas
  • 97
  • Joseph and Aseneth
  • 103
  • Greek Esther
  • 110
  • 3.
  • Religion and Politics: The Roman Period
  • 113
  • Status of the Jews in Roman Egypt
  • 113
  • Third Book of Maccabees
  • 122
  • Philo's Politics
  • 131
  • Events of 66-73 C.E.
  • 138
  • Background of the Great Revolt
  • 140
  • Fifth Sibyl
  • 143
  • Later Sibyllines
  • 150
  • Part 2
  • Identity Through Ethics and Piety
  • 4.
  • Common Ethic
  • 155
  • Judaism according to Hecataeus
  • 155
  • Basis for a Common Ethic
  • 157
  • Sibylline Oracles
  • 160
  • Third Sibyl
  • 160
  • Sibylline Oracle 5
  • 165
  • Sibylline Oracle 4
  • 166
  • Sibylline Fragments
  • 167
  • Pseudo-Phocylides
  • 168
  • Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
  • 174
  • Testaments and the Covenant Form
  • 177
  • Content of the Exhortations
  • 179
  • Homiletic Material in the Testaments
  • 179
  • Ethic of the Testaments
  • 183
  • Role of the Synagogue
  • 184
  • 5.
  • Philosophical Judaism
  • 186
  • Aristobulus
  • 186
  • Poetic Forgeries
  • 190
  • Pseudo-Aristeas
  • 191
  • Wisdom of Solomon
  • 195
  • Fourth Maccabees
  • 202
  • 6.
  • Mysteries of God
  • 210
  • Mystic Judaism
  • 210
  • A Mystic Ritual?
  • 211
  • Mystic Philosophy
  • 214
  • Esotericism
  • 217
  • Heavenly Revelations
  • 219
  • Pseudo-Orphic Fragments
  • 219
  • Ezekiel the Tragedian
  • 224
  • Joseph and Aseneth
  • 230
  • Ritual Elements in Joseph and Aseneth?
  • 232
  • Group Membership
  • 234
  • Episode of the Honeycomb
  • 235
  • Representative Roles of Joseph and Aseneth
  • 236
  • A Corpus Permixtum
  • 237
  • Lack of Sectarian Character
  • 238
  • Prayer of Joseph
  • 239
  • Testament of Job
  • 240
  • Struggle with Satan
  • 242
  • Confrontation with the Friends
  • 243
  • Role of the Women
  • 244
  • Religion of the Testament of Job
  • 245
  • Books of Adam and Eve
  • 246
  • Testament of Abraham
  • 248
  • Perspective on Death
  • 250
  • View of Judaism
  • 251
  • 2 Enoch
  • 252
  • Hortatory Message
  • 253
  • 3 Baruch
  • 255
  • Attitude toward Jerusalem
  • 257
  • A System of Individual Rewards
  • 258
  • 7.
  • Jews and Gentiles
  • 261
  • A Jewish Mission?
  • 262
  • "God-fearers"
  • 264
  • Function of the Literature
  • 270.