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The despoliation of Egypt in pre-rabbinic, rabbinic and patristic traditions [electronic resource] / by Joel Stevens Allen.

By: Allen, Joel Stevens.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae: v. 92.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 305 p.).ISBN: 9789047433569 (electronic bk.); 9047433564 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Exodus, The | Exodus, The -- History of doctrines | Bible. Old Testament Exodus XI-XII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History | Jews -- History -- To 1200 B.C | Jews -- History -- To 1200 B.C. -- Historiography | Bible. Old Testament -- History of contemporary events | Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C | Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Exodus | Genesis | Auszug aus �Agypten | Fr�uhchristentum | Fr�uhjudentum | Kirchenv�ater | Pl�underung | Rabbinismus | Rezeption | �AgyptenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Despoliation of Egypt in pre-rabbinic, rabbinic and patristic traditions.DDC classification: 222/.12060901 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part One, Pre-rabbinic interpretations: 1. The Septuagint -- 2. The Book of Jubilees -- 3. Artapanus -- 4. Ezekiel the tragedian -- 5. The Book of Wisdom. -- 6. Philo's Life of Moses. -- 7. Philo's Who is the heir? -- 8. Josephus -- 9. Excursus: the social background of the "Fair Wage" interpretation.
Part. Two, Rabbinic interpretations: 1. Midrashic pondering the plunder.
Part Three, Patristic interpretations: 1. Irenaeus -- 2. Tertullian -- 3. Origen -- 4. St. Augustine -- 5. The despoilations, Others [sic] patristic texts -- Conclusions and ramifications.
Summary: Examines how Jews defended themselves against anti-Jewish slander concerning the biblical despoliation of Egypt. The embarrassment of the episode was later 'healed' through allegory and became a critically important biblical justification for the Christian appropriation of the Greco-Roman cultural heritage.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-298) and indexes.

Part One, Pre-rabbinic interpretations: 1. The Septuagint -- 2. The Book of Jubilees -- 3. Artapanus -- 4. Ezekiel the tragedian -- 5. The Book of Wisdom. -- 6. Philo's Life of Moses. -- 7. Philo's Who is the heir? -- 8. Josephus -- 9. Excursus: the social background of the "Fair Wage" interpretation.

Part. Two, Rabbinic interpretations: 1. Midrashic pondering the plunder.

Part Three, Patristic interpretations: 1. Irenaeus -- 2. Tertullian -- 3. Origen -- 4. St. Augustine -- 5. The despoilations, Others [sic] patristic texts -- Conclusions and ramifications.

Examines how Jews defended themselves against anti-Jewish slander concerning the biblical despoliation of Egypt. The embarrassment of the episode was later 'healed' through allegory and became a critically important biblical justification for the Christian appropriation of the Greco-Roman cultural heritage.

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