Book Three of the Sibylline Oracles and Its Social Setting

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 443 pages
This volume contains a thorough study of the third book of the Sibylline Oracles. This Jewish work was written in the Roman province of Asia sometime between 80 and 40 BCE. It offers insights into the political views of the author and his perception of the relation between Jews and non-Jews, especially in the field of religion and ethics. The present study consists of three parts: 1. introductory questions; 2. a literary analysis of the book, translation, and commentary; 3. the social setting of the book. It aims to further the scholarly use of the third Sibylline book and to improve our knowledge of early Judaism in its Graeco-Roman environment.
 

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Contents

Research from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
5
Research in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
29
The genesis and development of the Sibylline collection
65
Sibylline oracles in the GraecoRoman period
92
Date and provenance of the third Sibylline book
124
Introduction
137
Fragmenti
144
Fragment iii and III 93161
153
Literary style and sources of the third Sibylline book
321
The religious and ethical message of the third Sibylline book
333
The religious and ethical concepts of the third Sibylline book
348
The authors aim in opting for the genre of Sibylline prophecy
370
General conclusion
387
Index of references
423
Index of authors
441
Copyright

Introduction
303

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About the author (2003)

Rieuwerd Buitenwerf obtained his doctorate at Leiden University with the present volume as his thesis. He is currently working as a New Testament scholar at the Translation Department of the Netherlands Bible Society.

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