The Hellenistic Period up to the Hasmonean Monarchy

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199742608
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918737 | DOI:
The Hellenistic Period up to the Hasmonean Monarchy

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This chapter provides a brief overview of the pre-Hasmonean Hellenistic period and then proceeds to a survey of four types of texts most obviously datable to this period and consideration of their profile. These include apocalyptic texts, Second Temple wisdom, diaspora texts and priestly materials [e.g. Chronicles] along with post-P harmonizations/coordinations. The chapter concludes with a survey of other texts in the Hebrew Bible that may reflect each of these four profiles.

Keywords: Hellenistic period; apocalyptic texts; diaspora texts; Chronicles; Second Temple wisdom

Chapter.  13361 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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