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Greco‐Persian Features

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/10.1093/0195138368.003.0007
Greco‐Persian Features

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Greco‐Persian culture encouraged theological inquiry, codification of law, and a transition from epic poetry to prose historiography. Wide‐ranging pioneering histories were written by Hecataeus, Herodotus, and Hellanicus. The Primary History as a whole – the entire wide‐ranging prose history – fits well into the Persian Empire.

Keywords: codification of law; epic poetry; Hecataeus; Hellanicus; Herodotus; historiography; Persian empire; Primary History; theological inquiry

Chapter.  3833 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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