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Athens in JerusalemClassical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew$
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Yaacov Shavit

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774259

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.001.0001

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Judaism and Hellenism in Palestine and Alexandria: Two Models of a National and Cultural Encounter

Judaism and Hellenism in Palestine and Alexandria: Two Models of a National and Cultural Encounter

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(p.306) 10 Judaism and Hellenism in Palestine and Alexandria: Two Models of a National and Cultural Encounter
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Athens in Jerusalem
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Yaacov Shavit

, Chaya Naor, Niki Werner
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0011

This chapter examines the period between Alexander the Great’s conquest of Palestine and the moment when paganism gave way to Christianity. In Palestine — just as in Egypt — Hellenistic culture continued to flourish under Roman rule, and there the confrontation-cum-encounter with the Jews took place with Rome as the political authority — and with Hellenism as the culture. The focus here is on the way in which this period served as an inclusive historical paradigm, and on the way in which different parts of it were symbols’ of historical phenomena. As the chapter shows, the encounter with Hellenism, particularly in the Hasmonean era, had a powerful and influential impact, and its effects on future generations — and on Jewish historical consciousness — were profound. That is precisely why it functioned as a model of the nature of the encounter between Judaism and other cultures.

Keywords:   Palestine, Alexandria, cultural encounters, Roman rule, inclusive historical paradigm, Jewish historical consciousness

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