Ancient Israel And Ancient Greece

Ancient Israel And Ancient Greece

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by John Pairman Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800635914

ISBN-13: 9780800635916

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

The Israelites and the Greeks formed "the first free societies, cultivating rain-watered fields around a fortified citadel, recording their words about the human situation in a widely-accessible alphabetic script." With a keen eye for both comparisons and contrasts, John Pairman Brown investigates relationships between ancient Israel and Greece. In this intriguing and…  See more details below

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The Israelites and the Greeks formed "the first free societies, cultivating rain-watered fields around a fortified citadel, recording their words about the human situation in a widely-accessible alphabetic script." With a keen eye for both comparisons and contrasts, John Pairman Brown investigates relationships between ancient Israel and Greece. In this intriguing and engaging work, he addresses historical, religious, linguistic, and cultural connections between these Mediterranean cultures. With erudition and humility, the author illuminates both Israelite and Greek writings and cultures. He brings a vast knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean and its languages to these studies, which will startle and entice the reader back to the ancient texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800635916
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and Short Titles
1The Complementarity of Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece1
2Divine Kingship, Civic Institutions, and Imperial Rule49
3The Mediterranean Seer and the Shaman81
4The Shifting Roles of Women119
5Paradise and the Forest of Lebanon147
6From Particularity to Universalism177
Select Bibliography217
Index221

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Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is oppinionated without trying to sound that way. Used a lot of words i had to look up and had terrible grammer. Often had to reread what he wrote several time. Just awfule