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The Historical and Social Background

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138368
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834037 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195138368.003.0006
 								The Historical and Social Background

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In comparison with previous empires, the Persian Empire (550–330 b.c.e.) was exceptional in size, coordination, and humaneness. Equally exceptional was the contemporary blossoming of Greek culture. Together the Greeks and Persians generated an economic and cultural continuity extending from India to Italy.

Keywords: Greek culture; Greeks; Persian Empire

Chapter.  3087 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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