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Tobit and Judith
     

Tobit and Judith

by Benedikt Otzen
 

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Part of the popular textbook series introducing key themes and issues of books of the Apocrypha and Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The two apochryphal books, Tobit and Judith, are Jewish legends presumably created in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE, the first in the Eastern Diaspora, the other in Palestine. The events related are placed in the Assyrian epoch in the 7th century

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Part of the popular textbook series introducing key themes and issues of books of the Apocrypha and Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The two apochryphal books, Tobit and Judith, are Jewish legends presumably created in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE, the first in the Eastern Diaspora, the other in Palestine. The events related are placed in the Assyrian epoch in the 7th century BCE. The book discusses the problems between real history and historical fiction, the genres and purposes of the two books, and the literary and religious motives of the tales. Also dealt with are textual problems such as the Greek text in the Septuagint vs. Hebrew and Aramaic Tobit-fragments from Qumran.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826460530
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/31/2002
Series:
Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

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Benedikt Otzen is Professor of Old Testament Exegesis, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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