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The Resource 4 Maccabees, David A. DeSilva, (electronic resource)

4 Maccabees, David A. DeSilva, (electronic resource)

Label
4 Maccabees
Title
4 Maccabees
Statement of responsibility
David A. DeSilva
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeSilva, David A
Dewey number
229.7506
LC call number
BS1825.53
LC item number
.D47 1998eb
Series statement
Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Summary expansion
Hellenistic Greek society offered many advantages to the Jew who was willing to relax Torah for the sake of easier relations with the dominant culture. 4 Maccabees was written to reassure Jewish readers that Torah was in fact the sole path to the perfection of the virtues honoured in Greek culture, as it freed the diligent devotee from slavery to the desire, emotion and the domination of pain and pleasure. In brief compass, deSilva provides a detailed look at the rhetorical and philosophical strategy of the author of 4 Maccabees, who redirects the hearers' desire for honour and advancement toward those commitments that will preserve his Jewish subculture from assimilation. This often neglected text becomes an engaging window into Hellenistic Judaism and into some of the concerns that were formative influences on the early church
Label
4 Maccabees, David A. DeSilva, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000520627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (174 pages).
Isbn
9780567615800
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000520627
Label
4 Maccabees, David A. DeSilva, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000520627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (174 pages).
Isbn
9780567615800
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000520627

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