This statement examines four Maccabees as a contribution to the continuing reformulation of Jewish identification and perform within the Greek-speaking Diaspora. It analyzes the Jewish author’s interplay with, and facility in, Greek rhetorical conventions, moral philosophy, and literary tradition, giving cognizance additionally to his use and interpretation of texts and traditions from the Jewish Scriptures and different Hellenistic Jewish writings. The remark shows the author’s skillful weaving jointly of most of these assets to create a textual content that translates the Torah-observant lifestyles because the fullest embodiment of the easiest Greek moral beliefs. a particular characteristic is the exam of ways the adventure of studying four Maccabees in Codex Sinaiticus differs from the adventure of examining the eclectic textual content.
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