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Электронная книга "Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition", Erich S. Gruen.

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Erich Gruen's work highlights Jewish creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness, as the Jews engaged actively with the traditions of Hellas, adapting genres and transforming legends to articulate their own legacy in modes congenial t. .

Erich Gruen's work highlights Jewish creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness, as the Jews engaged actively with the traditions of Hellas, adapting genres and transforming legends to articulate their own legacy in modes congenial to a Hellenistic setting. Drawing on a diverse array of texts composed in Greek by Jews over a broad period of time, Gruen explores works by Jewish historians, epic poets, tragic dramatists, writers of romance and novels, exegetes, philosophers, apocalyptic visionaries, and composers of fanciful fables-not to mention pseudonymous forgers and fabricators.

In Heritage and Hellenism, Erich Gruen applies his formidable expertise as a major historian of the Hellenistic world to the question of.The primary focus of the book is on Jewish writings composed in Greek in the Hellenistic period.

In Heritage and Hellenism, Erich Gruen applies his formidable expertise as a major historian of the Hellenistic world to the question of how Jews accommodated themselves to this world while at the same time reasserting their own cultural identity.

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The Invention of the Jewish People is a study of the historiography of the Jewish people by Shlomo Sand, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University. It has generated a heated controversy

The Invention of the Jewish People is a study of the historiography of the Jewish people by Shlomo Sand, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University. It has generated a heated controversy. The book was in the best-seller list in Israel for nineteen weeks. An English translation of the book was published by Verso Books in October 2009. The book has also been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French and Russian, and as of late 2009 further translations were underway

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Berkeley, 1997) "Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition" (Berkeley, 1998) "Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans" (Cambridge MA, 2002). Hellenism (neoclassicism) - Hellenism, as a neoclassical movement distinct from other Roman or Greco Roman forms of neoclassicism emerging after the European Renaissance, is most often associated with Germany and England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The Reinvention of Reflexivity in Jewish Prayer: The Self and Community in Modernity. Riv-Ellen Prell-Foldes - 1980 - Semiotica 30 (1-2).

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Positioning himself as the gadfly in his adopted field, he describes certain consensus positions of scholars in Jewish studies and proceeds seriatim to question or deconstruct them. This makes for interesting reading, and in some cases a significant challenge to the standard views of textbooks on the subject. Only some of his challenges can be mentioned here. Export citation Request permission.

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  • Dugor
This is a very important survey of the cultural creations of the Jews living in the Ptolemaic and Roman empire. It is a very balanced exposition of what remains a minority living in a world civilisation, could do and would do to keep its group identity. The discussion in the greek of the Ancient Testament does not kill interest on all the rest. As such, there are important parallelims to be drawn with our own time and it is very clear that the author has them in mind.
  • Runehammer
Erich Gruen a Classicist and historian of the Roman Republic and Empire has gone somewhat far afield here to review the Greek language literature authored by Jews during the Hellenistic period. Literary criticism of the traditional nature is the chosen vehicle for his investigation. The text and what it says is Gruen's predominate concern. Only after such an analysis has been employed, and its gleanings well explicated is the author willing to deal with other concerns. By so doing, he arrives at a number of conclusions or lack of conlusions somewhat unique among scholars who have appraised these works.

He does not see the tension between Jews and Hellenism often highlighted by others. With rare exception he finds Jews accepting Greek authority while asserting Jewish superiority and precedence. No particular "setz in leben" is found for much of the literature. It may have been generated in the diaspora or Isreal. And, it is proposed that it really does not matter. Furthermore, Gruen finds that most of the works do not have any assertainable specific intent with regard to individual historical occurences. The primary function of this literature is the maintenance of group cohesion and superiority while accomodating or co-opting both Hellenistic culture and accomplishment.

Gruen finds amazing liberties taken in the adaptation of both the Biblical and non Biblical corpus to the advance this project. Broad humor is often present and much of it at the expense of the Greek dynasts of the period. From Macabees 1 to the Jewish Sybilline Oracles, most everything is covered. While short of proposing any earth shaking historical revisions, this book should serve as tempering corrective to much previous scholarship on the topic. Any future account of Jewish reponses to Hellenism that disregard this study do so at their own peril.
  • Venemarr
I loved Gruen's "The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome," but this much shorter work was pretty dry and uninteresting to me and I suspect most casual "history buff" readers like myself would agree. Though the topic is dull, Gruen does write well.
  • Dobpota
Gruen's 'Heritage and Hellenism' provided a limited, but informative, overview of Jewish literature from the Hellenistic period, focusing on works with historical intent. He opens with an analysis of I & II Maccabees, to see that the Hasmoneans were not opposed to Hellenism per se, but that they in fact utilized Hellenism to further Jewish ends. Gruen goes on to examine the creative adaptations of Biblical materials by Jews to help place them in the context of Hellenistic society and thought, emphasizing their antiquity and superiority in that world. Other materials discussed are from Josephus, and the Jewish Pseudepigrapha, often little-known fragments of historical lore, Greek additions to Daniel and Esther, and the Third Sybilline Oracle. Gruen looks insightfully at his sources, wonders how they were intended and who they were for. He finds elements of satire, humor, consolation, and exhortation in these remote works. Many of the footnotes are in Greek, but can be looked up in translations by chapter and verse numbers. In a few places Greek is used in the text, but this should not dissuade the general reader. Overall, the book is very readable, fair-minded, and potentially helpful to anyone wishing to understand the Judaism of this period in history.