Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism: From Herodotus to Plutarch (Volume 1)

By Menahem Stern

A finished corpus of texts in relation to Jews and Judaism through the Greek and Latin authors of Antiquity. the gathering furnishes invaluable resource fabric at the position of Jews and Judaism within the Mediterranean global through the upward push and unfold of Hellenism, concluding with recommendations of Judaism held via the Neoplatonist philosophers. The writings of every writer are observed through an advent, a serious equipment, an English translation and a close remark during which the resources are tested within the context of the most recent scholarship and archaeological findings.

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2 additionally attracts on that author. The extra so, as Jaeger's courting of De Lapidibus after three hundred B. C. E. and the ensuing inference concerning the dependence zero / D e Lapidibus on Hecataeus appear untenable* (b) The descriptions of the Jews via Hecataeus and Theophrastus don't have anything particular in universal, so far as they're recognized to us. (c) the overall consensus as to the date of b e Pietate has a tendency to put it one of the prior works of Theophrastus* which might avert any dependence on Hecataeus. (d) Theophrastus can have acquired his relatively obscure wisdom of Jewish customs from many resources except Hecataeus, on the grounds that his information regarding the international locations of the East, as attested via his botanical works, is significant. He may possibly also have met Jews, e. g. , in Egypt, a rustic which he possibly knew via post-mortem. Theophrastus nowhere mentions the rustic of Judaea, the town of Jerusalem, or, for that topic, Palestine. He does, although, confer with the onions of Ascalon. He additionally provides us with a so much targeted descrip­ tion of the balsam of Judaea, yet locates it vaguely "in the valley of Syria" (No. 9). he's not more particular in regards to the palm tree (No. 6. ). five 6 Bibliography J. Bernays, Theophrastos* Schrift tiber Frommigkeit, p p . eighty one ff. ; A . Buchler, ZAW, rystos, HTR, Berlin 1866, p p . 108 ff. ; Radin, X X I I (1902), pp. 202 ff. ; W. Jaeger, Diokles von Ka- Berlin 1938, p p . 134 ff. ; i d e m , JR, X V I I I (1938), p p . 131 ff. ; A . D . N o c ok , X X X V I I (1944), p. 174; Y . G u t m a n , The Beginnings Literature, of Jewish-Hellenistic Jerusalem 1958, p p . seventy four ff. (in Hebrew); Hengel, p p . 466 f. ; M . Stern, Zion, X X X I V (1969), pp. 121 ff. 2 Potscher, op. cit. , p. 123. three Theophrastus, De Lapidibus, edited by way of D . E. Eichholz, Oxford 1965, p p . eight ff. four Potscher, op. cit. , p. a hundred twenty five. Potscher indicates 315 or 314 B. C. E. as a possible date f o r the paintings. A s a question o f truth, R e g e n b o g e n additionally suggestion that De Pietate be­ l o n g e d t o a n early degree o f Theophrastus' writing, and that it's n o t based o n Hecataeus. H e most likely wavered purely w h e n he used to be motivated via the explicit arguments o f Jaeger. Cf. O. R e g e n b o g e n , P W , Suppl. VII, pp. 1515 f. five F o r Theophrastus' own wisdom o f Egypt, see W . Capelle, Wiener L X I X (1956) = Festschrift 6 See Theophrastus, Historia Albin Lesky, Plantarum, p p . 173 ff. VII, four : 8-9. Studien 4 De Pietate, apud: Porphyrius, De Abstinentia, neqi EvoePeiaS, I I , 26 — Nauck = W . Pdtscher, Theophrastos, Leiden 1 nine 6 four , F 1 three = F five R Kaixoi Zvqcov, cov \xev 'lovdaioi, did xrjv dqyr\g Ovaiav exi xal vvv, cprjalv 6 Gedcpqaaxog, ^cpodvxovvxcov el xov avxdv f\iiag xqonov rig xeXevoi Oveiv, dnoaxairjjbiev av xfjg nodi-cog. ov yaq eaxicbjuevoi xcov xvdevxcov, oXoxavxovvxeg de xavxa vvxxdg xal xax avxcov noXv fieXi xal olvov e Xeiffovxeg dvaXLoxovai xrjv Ovaiav Oaxxov, ha xov deivov jurjd 6 navdnxr\g yevoixo deaxr/g. xal xovxo dowcnv vrjaxevovxeg xdg dvd [xeaov XOVXOJV rjjueoag' xaxa de ndvxa xovxov xov %QOVOV, awl yiXdoocpoi T O yevog ovxeg, negl xov detov juev ahhfjXoig XaXovoi, xfjg de vvxxdg xcov aoxqcov noiovvxai xrjv OecoQcav, fiXenovxeg elg avxa xal did xoov ev%cov OeoxXvxovvxeg.

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