Second Temple Jewish paideia in context / edited by Jason M. Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini.

Contributor(s): Zurawski, Jason [editor.] | Boccaccini, Gabriele, 1958- [editor.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft ; Volume 228Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]Edition: Edition 1Description: vi, 308 pages ; 24 cm. EPUBContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783110546064 (hardcover)Subject(s): Jews -- Education -- History -- To 1500 | Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D | Jewish religious education | Education, AncientDDC classification: 370.89/924 LOC classification: LA47 | .S43 2017
Contents:
Jason M. Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini -- Scribal education in ancient Israel and Judah into the Persian period / William M. Schniedewind -- Jewish education in Ben Sira / Frank Ueberschaer -- Reassessing the exclusivism of Ben Sira's Jewish Paideia / Samuel L. Adams -- The formation of a sage according to Ben Sira / Elisa Uusimäki -- Students of God in the house of Torah: education in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Matthew Goff -- Greek paideia and the Jewish community of Alexandria in the letter of Aristeas / Benjamin G. Wright -- The Testament of Orpheus, Aristobulus, and the Derveni papyrus: between didactic hymnography and Alexandrian exegesis / Luca Arcari -- Discipline, transmission, and writing: notes on education in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs / Patrick Pouchelle -- The School of Moses in Alexandria: an attempt to reconstruct the School of Philo / Gregory E. Sterling -- Philo's questions and the adaptation of Greek philosophical curriculum / Sean A. Adams -- Dissolving the philosophy-religion dichotomy in the context of Jewish Paideia: Wisdom of Solomon, 4 Maccabees, and Philo / Anders Klostergaard Petersen -- The author of 4 Maccabees and Greek paideia: facets of the formation of a Hellenistic Jewish rhetor / David A. deSilva -- Embodying the ways in Christ: Paul's teaching of the nations / Kathy Ehrensperger -- Christians, pagans, and the politics of paideia in Late Antiquity / Jason von Ehrenkrook -- Jewish education and identity: towards an understanding of Second Temple Paideia / Jason M. Zurawski.
Abstract: Despite the impressive strides made in the past century in the understanding of Second Temple Jewish history and the strong scholarly interest in paideia within ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique Christian cultures, the nature of Jewish paideia during the period has, until recently, received surprisingly little attention. The essays collected here were first offered for discussion at the Fifth Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, held in Naples, Italy, from June 30 – July 4, 2015, the purpose of which was to gain greater insight into the diversity of views of Jewish education during the period, both in Judea and Diaspora communities, by viewing them in light of their contemporary Greco-Roman backgrounds and Ancient Near Eastern influences. Together, they represent the broad array of approaches and specialties required to comprehend this complex and multi-faceted subject, and they demonstrate the fundamental importance of the topic for a fuller understanding of the period. The volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars of the history and culture of the Jewish people during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, ancient education, and Greek and Roman history.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: perspectives on Second Temple Jewish Paideia from the Fifth Nangeroni meeting / Jason M. Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini -- Scribal education in ancient Israel and Judah into the Persian period / William M. Schniedewind -- Jewish education in Ben Sira / Frank Ueberschaer -- Reassessing the exclusivism of Ben Sira's Jewish Paideia / Samuel L. Adams -- The formation of a sage according to Ben Sira / Elisa Uusimäki -- Students of God in the house of Torah: education in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Matthew Goff -- Greek paideia and the Jewish community of Alexandria in the letter of Aristeas / Benjamin G. Wright -- The Testament of Orpheus, Aristobulus, and the Derveni papyrus: between didactic hymnography and Alexandrian exegesis / Luca Arcari -- Discipline, transmission, and writing: notes on education in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs / Patrick Pouchelle -- The School of Moses in Alexandria: an attempt to reconstruct the School of Philo / Gregory E. Sterling -- Philo's questions and the adaptation of Greek philosophical curriculum / Sean A. Adams -- Dissolving the philosophy-religion dichotomy in the context of Jewish Paideia: Wisdom of Solomon, 4 Maccabees, and Philo / Anders Klostergaard Petersen -- The author of 4 Maccabees and Greek paideia: facets of the formation of a Hellenistic Jewish rhetor / David A. deSilva -- Embodying the ways in Christ: Paul's teaching of the nations / Kathy Ehrensperger -- Christians, pagans, and the politics of paideia in Late Antiquity / Jason von Ehrenkrook -- Jewish education and identity: towards an understanding of Second Temple Paideia / Jason M. Zurawski.

Despite the impressive strides made in the past century in the understanding of Second Temple Jewish history and the strong scholarly interest in paideia within ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique Christian cultures, the nature of Jewish paideia during the period has, until recently, received surprisingly little attention. The essays collected here were first offered for discussion at the Fifth Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, held in Naples, Italy, from June 30 – July 4, 2015, the purpose of which was to gain greater insight into the diversity of views of Jewish education during the period, both in Judea and Diaspora communities, by viewing them in light of their contemporary Greco-Roman backgrounds and Ancient Near Eastern influences. Together, they represent the broad array of approaches and specialties required to comprehend this complex and multi-faceted subject, and they demonstrate the fundamental importance of the topic for a fuller understanding of the period. The volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars of the history and culture of the Jewish people during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, ancient education, and Greek and Roman history.

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