Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology from the Greco-Roman Period by Lawrence M WillsAncient Jewish Novels: An Anthology from the Greco-Roman Period by Lawrence M Wills

Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology from the Greco-Roman Period

EditorLawrence M Wills

Paperback | September 1, 2007

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In the Greco-Roman period there arose among the Jews a new form for retelling Bible stories and for composing new religious stories-the novel. Written around the time of theDead Sea Scrolls and New Testament, these worldly texts reveal the ambiguities and conflicts encountered by Jews of that period. Some of the texts here are well known, while others willbe totally new to modern readers. Some are developed novels, while others are rudimentary fragments. Taken together, they costitute a marvellous laboratory for uncovering how popular novels arose in the ancient world, and contribute greatly to our understanding of Jewish culture and classical civilization. In fresh, lively translations by Professor Lawrence M. Wills,included are texts from the Jewish apocrypha such as Judith and Tobit, several historical novels and selections from the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs.
Title:Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology from the Greco-Roman PeriodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Toby PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592641954

ISBN - 13:9781592641956

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