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Author DeSilva, David Arthur

Title 4 Maccabees / David A. deSilva
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1998


Description 1 online resource (172 pages)
Series Guides to apocrypha and pseudepigrapha
Guides to Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha.
Contents Preface; Texts, Translations and Commentaries; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. 4 Maccabees and the Jewish Diaspora: Setting, Purpose and Strategy; 3. 4 Maccabees as Philosophical Demonstration; 4. 4 Maccabees as Encomium; 5. 4 Maccabees as Protreptic Discourse; 6. The Theology of 4 Maccabees; 7. The Influence of 4 Maccabees on the Early Church; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; W
Summary Hellenistic Greek society offered many advantages to the Jew who was willing to relax Torah for the sake of easier relations with the dominant culture. 4 Maccabees was written to reassure Jewish readers that Torah was in fact the sole path to the perfection of the virtues honoured in Greek culture, as it freed the diligent devotee from slavery to the desire, emotion and the domination of pain and pleasure. In brief compass, deSilva provides a detailed look at the rhetorical and philosophical strategy of the author of 4 Maccabees, who redirects the hearers' desire for honour and advancement tow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-163) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Maccabees, 4th -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Makkabäer Buch 4.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies.
IV Makkabeeën.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567615800
Other Titles Four Maccabees