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Hellenistic Judaism


Subject Greek History » Hellenistic Period
Religion » Judaism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


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[ xiii.a ] The culture and religion of Jews in the Greek-speaking world after Alexander the Great (d. 323 bce ). Jews occupied one of the five wards of A lexandria ; many settled in Cyrenaica. There was a large Jewish colony in A ntioch ; others settled in Phrygia, Greece and Italy. Some forms of Hellenistic Judaism could also be found in J erusalem and throughout Palestine, though there were conservative reactions against its generally more universalistic outlook. In Alexandria the greatest Hellenistic Jewish thinker and writer was the philosopher Philo (20 bce -50 ce ). [13: i , 205–80; 16: 15–30; 22; 23] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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