Fall 2010

Jews Writing in Greek:  The Formation of Jewish Identity in the Greco-Roman World

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-42

Faculty

Robert Doran (Section 01)

Description

The second-century CE writer Numenius of Apamea said that Plato was nothing but Moses speaking Greek.  In this course we will examine the ways in which Jews living outside Judea articulated their religious traditions in the face of more dominant cultures.  We will read works by writers such as Artapanus, Eupolemus, Philo, Josephus, as well as the Wisdom of Solomon and 2 Maccabees.  We will also ask what it meant for the Hebrew Bible to be translated into Greek.

Fall semester.  Professor Doran.

Cost: 0 ?

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010

Philo the Epic Poet

Submitted by Robert Doran on Tuesday, 8/31/2010, at 11:24 AM

Theodotus

Submitted by Robert Doran on Tuesday, 8/31/2010, at 11:23 AM