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Plato and the creation of the Hebrew Bible / Russell E. Gmirkin.

Author:
Gmirkin, Russell E., 1954- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Copenhagen international seminar. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin takes up his theory that the Pentateuch was written around 270 BCE using Greek sources found at the Great Library of Alexandria, and applies this to an examination of the biblical law codes. A striking number of legal parallels are found between the Pentateuch and Athenian laws, and specifically with those found in Plato's Laws of ca. 350 BCE. Constitutional features in biblical law, Athenian law, and Plato's Laws also contain close correspondences. Several genres of biblical law, including the Decalogue, are shown to have striking parallels with Greek legal collections, and the synthesis of narrative and legal content is shown to be compatible with Greek literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Comparative studies.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9781138684980 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 1138684988 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
  • ((electronic book))
LCCN:
2016002737
OCLC:
938396370
Other standard number:
  • 40026405530
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