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The Jews in the Greek Age

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$49.00 • £39.95 • €44.00

ISBN 9780674474918

Publication Date: 09/01/1990


352 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches


Highly readable and packed with information, much of which will be new even to those with some knowledge of one side or the other, Jewish or Greek.—Jasper Griffin, The New York Review of Books

The last posthumous work of one of the greatest of all scholars of Judaism in Graeco-Roman antiquity… Note the power and brilliance, as well as the (as ever) bold and controversial character of its representation of Judaism and Jewish history in the period between Alexander and the Maccabees.—Fergus Millar, Journal of Jewish Studies

[Bickerman] displays the qualities of a great historian: mastery of primary sources, wide learning in other areas, careful yet often bold judgments, and ability to write a lively narrative.—Daniel J. Harrington, Theological Studies

Bickerman’s sovereign command of Greek and Jewish sources reinforces a bold historical imagination in this detailed account of the first centuries of significant contact between the Jews and the Greeks. This is a work that is as delightful to read as it is magisterial.—G. W. Bowersock

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