Book III of the Sibylline Oracles and Its Social Setting: by Rieuwerd Buitenwerf

By Rieuwerd Buitenwerf

This quantity encompasses a thorough research of the 3rd e-book of the Sibylline Oracles. This Jewish paintings used to be written within the Roman province of Asia someday among eighty and forty BCE. It bargains insights into the political beliefs of the writer and his belief of the relation among Jews and non-Jews, specially within the box of faith and ethics. the current examine comprises 3 components: 1. introductory questions; 2. a literary research of the e-book, translation, and statement; three. the social surroundings of the publication. It goals to extra the scholarly use of the 3rd Sibylline ebook and to enhance our wisdom of early Judaism in its Graeco-Roman surroundings.

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III and its successive additions had come into being. In his study of earlier scholarly literature on the subject, Bleek dis- covered that some scholars had argued that parts of the Sibylline Oracles were of Jewish provenance. He agrees that parts of Sib. Or. ' Thorlacius, Libri Sibyllistarum veteris ecclesiae, p. 27. Thorlacius, Libri Sibyllistaruni veteris ecclesiae, pp. 72-83. Thorlacius, Libri Sibyllistarum veteris ecclesiae, pp. 56-58. 6 F. Bleek, `Uber die Entstehung and Zusammensetzung der uns in 8 Buchern erhaltenen Sammlung Sibyllinischer Orakel', in: Theologische Zeitschrift (1819), pp.

78 Chapters 29 to 33 of volume one deal 73 Gallaeus, Dissertationes de Sibyllis earumque oraculis, pp. 220-303. Compare F. Spanhernius, Ilistoria ecclesiastica a condito Adamo ad aeram christianam; inseruntur synchronismi insigniores historiae exoticae (quoted from: idem, Opera, quatenus complectuntur geographiam, chronologiam et historian sacram atque eccelesiasticam utriusque temporis, Volume 1, Leiden 1701), pp. 316-318 and Historia ecclesiastica a Christo nato ad tempora reformationis (quoted from Opera), pp.

III. ' 2 In 1832 F. 13 In this chapter, he largely agrees with Bleek's assessment of Sib. Or. III and the latter's assignment of distinct passages to successive stages of the book's growth. However, Lucke argues against the pagan origin of 111 97-161. According to him, it is a passage written by a Jew who wanted to fashion his own tradition in a Greek way. 15 Egyptian Jews recognized traces of this primeval religion among their pagan neighbours. In the view of these Jews, Sibylline 11 Bleek, `Uber die Entstehung' (1819), p.

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