Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora

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Between Athens
and Jerusalem

Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora

SECOND EDITION

John J. Collins

WILLIAM B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING COMPANY

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN / CAMBRIDGE, U.K.

DOVE BOOKSELLERS

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Biblical Resource Series i
  • The Biblical Resource Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xii
  • Preface to the Second Edition xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - National and Political Identity 27
  • The Uses of the Past 29
  • Chapter 2 - Religion and Politics: the Ptolemaic Era 64
  • Chapter 3 - Religion and Politics: the Roman Period 113
  • Part Two - Identity Through Ethics and Piety 153
  • Chapter 4 - The Common Ethic 155
  • Chapter 5 - Philosophical Judaism 186
  • Chapter 6 - The Mysteries of God 210
  • Chapter Seven - Jews and Gentiles 261
  • Conclusion 273
  • Bibliography 276
  • Index of Subjects 303
  • Index of Modern Authors 307
  • Index of Ancient Literature 315
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