Plato and the creation of the Hebrew Bible / Russell E. Gmirkin
- Gmirkin, Russell E., 1954-
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
- Copenhagen international seminar
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Athenian and Pentateuchal legal institutions -- 3.Biblical, Ancient Near Eastern and Greek laws -- 4.Greek and Ancient Near Eastern law collections -- 5.Greek and biblical legal narratives -- 6.The creation of the Hebrew Bible.
- "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"--
- 9781138684980 hardback alkaline paper
1138684988 hardback alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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