Study of the Graeco-Roman World

Peter Richardson

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Study of the Graeco-Roman World

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This chapter discusses the impact of Greek and Roman languages, rhetoric, philosophy, and culture on biblical scholarship. It is argued that the study of the Graeco-Roman and biblical worlds have a symbiotic relationship with each other; they cannot be conducted in isolation. Classical scholars often work with texts and languages rooted in the Levant, while biblical scholars work in the languages and cultures of Greece and Rome, using the tools and the refined questions that have naturally emerged.

Keywords: biblical scholarshop; Graeco-Roman world; language; rhetoric; philosophy; culture; Greek; Rome

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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