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Posidonius of Apamea (A)

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780520253360
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0011
Posidonius of Apamea (A)

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This chapter introduces Posidonius of Apamea, who is known for his unique approach to the Jews and Judaism. It presents a survey that deals with the question of his dates and origin, the contents of several of his works, and important landmarks in his biography. The chapter also addresses the “Posidonian question,” and discusses the major problems that have a direct or indirect bearing on the assessment of Posidonius's attitude and references to the Jews.

Keywords: Posidonius of Apamea; Judaism; Jews; Posidonian question

Chapter.  8324 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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