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:

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This chapter draws several conclusions based on the detailed analysis of Greek authors and their personal accounts of the Jews that were presented in the previous chapters, addressing the question of the basic attitudes of the Greek authors towards the Jews and attempting to define the components of Jewish identity. It also stresses that it is important to be very careful before considering Greek authors as “Judaeophiles” or “anti-Semitic.”

Keywords: Greek authors; personal accounts; Jews; Jewish identity; Judaeophiles; anti-Semitic

Chapter.  3770 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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