Monday, December 27, 2021

Holladay, Hellenistic Jewish Literature and the New Testament (Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Carl R. Holladay. Hellenistic Jewish Literature and the New Testament. Collected Essays. Ed. by Jonathan M. Potter and Michael K.W. Suh. 2021. XXI, 714 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 468. 189,00 € including VAT. cloth ISBN 978-3-16-154789-8>.
Published in English.
Like Philo and Josephus, as well as those who earlier produced the Septuagint and the Hellenistic Jewish fragmentary texts, the writers of the New Testament were Jews writing in Greek. They may have been articulating and promoting a particular form of Jewish messianism that eventually became a distinctive form of religious belief, but in the first and early second centuries, those Christ-followers who were writing in various genres operated with many of the same assumptions as their Jewish counterparts in the land of Israel and in other places such as Alexandria and Rome. This collection of essays, spanning the scholarly career of Carl R. Holladay, investigates the Hellenistic Jewish writings in their own contexts and explores how they illuminate the writings of the New Testament. Included are six new essays on such topics as Hellenistic Judaism, the Beatitudes, and Luke-Acts.
For more on Professor Holladay, see here.

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