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Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible [electronic resource]

Russell E. Gmirkin
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : Routledge, [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
Copenhagen International Seminar
ISBN
9781138684980 (hardback : alk. paper), 9781315543581 (ebook)
Summary
"Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin takes up his theory that the Pentateuch was written around 270 BCE using Greek sources found at the Great Library of Alexandria, and applies this to an examination of the biblical law codes. A striking number of legal parallels are found between the Pentateuch and Athenian laws, and specifically with those found in Plato's Laws of ca. 350 BCE. Constitutional features in biblical law, Athenian law, and Plato's Laws also contain close correspondences. Several genres of biblical law, including the Decalogue, are shown to have striking parallels with Greek legal collections, and the synthesis of narrative and legal content is shown to be compatible with Greek literature"--
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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