By Jan Willem Van Henton, J. W. Van Henten, Pieter Willem Van Der Horst
This quantity includes the papers of a workshop on Jewish epigraphy in antiquity equipped at Utrecht collage in 1992. between the members have been collaborators of the Cambridge Jewish Inscriptions venture and of the Tubinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients undertaking. very important features of old Jewish inscriptions are highlighted within the papers, just like the connection among documentary and literary texts. a number of papers concentrate on elements of the background of Jewish groups within the diaspora. experts in Jewish epigraphy will locate surveys of elements of the corpus of Jewish inscriptions (curse inscriptions, metrical epitaphs, alphabet-inscriptions) and discussions of a few fastened evaluations, and Jewish inscriptions are mentioned in a much broader literary and old contexts as good. CONTENTS: William Horbury, `Jewish Inscriptions and Jewish Literature in Egypt, with certain connection with Ecclesiasticus'. Jan Willem van Henten, `A Jewish Epitaph in a Literary textual content: four Macc 17:8-10'. Johan H.M. Strubbe, 'Curses opposed to Violation of the Grave in Jewish Epitaphs from Asia Minor'. Pieter W. van der Horst, `Jewish Poetical Tomb Inscriptions'. Alice J. Bij de Vaate, `Alphabet-Inscriptions from Jewish Graves'. David Noy, `The Jewish groups of Leontopolis and Venosa'. Gert Luderitz, `What is the Politeuma?' Tessa Rajak, `Inscription and Context: examining the Jewish Catacombs of Rome'. Gerard Mussies, `Jewish own Names in a few Non-Literary Sources'. Hanswulf Bloedhorn, `Zur Architektur der Synagogen in der Diaspora'.
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On the theme of lamentation, then, the inscriptions come close to Ecclesiasticus in both content and language . The book can accordingly contribute to their elucidation, whether on the exege sis of a single unusual epitaph (Rachelis) or on debated questions of burial custom raised by more than one inscription (Pappi on) . , The stress on the importance of lamentation which is common to Ecclesiasticus and the inscriptions emerges as one of the bonds uniting Egyptian and Judaean Jews, and Jews and their gentile neighbours.
Chr. his in die Zeit der Renaissance ( 2 vols. 4 1 6-420 . A. Dupont-Sommer, Le guatrieme livre des, Maccabees. Introduction, traduction et notes (Bibliotheque de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes 274; Paris: 1 939) . E. Bickerman, "The Date of Fourth Maccabees," Louis Ginzberg jubilee Volume, English Section (New York: 1 945) 1 05-1 1 2; reprinted in Studies in jewish and Christian History (3 vols. 275-281 . 0 . Perler, "Das vierte Makkabaerbuch, Ignatius von Antiochien und die altesten Martyrerberichte ," Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana 25 ( 1949) 47-72.
Cf. U. Kellermann, Nehemia. Quellen, Uberlieferung und:. Geschichte (BZAW 1 02; Berlin: 1 967) . W. Th. In der Smitten, Esra, Quellen, Uberlieferung und Geschichte (Studia Semitica Neerlandica 15; Assen: 1 973) . See for a concise summary of various opinions L. L. Grabbe, judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian ( 2 vols. 32-36. 4 See further on 4 Maccabees C. L. W. fltes exegetisches Handbuch zu den Apokryphen des Alten Testamentes (6 vols. ; eds. 0 . F. Fritzsche & C. L. W. 283370. J. Freudenthal, Die Flavius Josephus beigelegte Schrift Uber die Herrschaft der Vernunft (IV Makkabiierbuch), eine Predigt aus dem ersten nachchristlichen 46 J· W.