Gardens in Babylon: Narrative and Faith in the Greek Legends of Daniel

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555408701
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Dissertation Series, #14
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Narrative and Faith 5
The Issues at Stake 6
Specific Strategies 14
3 Legends of Daniel 25
The Figure of Daniel 25
Dating the Greek Versions of Daniel 28
Interpretation of the Greek Daniel Legends 37
4 Bel and the Dragon 55
Bel and the Dragon in English 55
Fabula 69
Stories 76
Texts 92
5 Susanna 101
Susanna in English 101
Fabula 115
Stories 122
Texts 134
6 The Texts in Context 145
Susanna 146
Bel and the Dragon 156
The Greek Books of Daniel 163
7 Story and Life 173
Common Features and the Diaspora World 176
The Old Greek and Theodotion in Their Individual Settings 183
Reflections: The Greek Daniel Legends in Context 191
Bibliography 197
Author Index 211
Subject Index 215
Scripture Index 221
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