Is the Bible a Hellenistic book? The essays in Did Moses Speak Attic? respond to that challenging question, formulated by Niels Peter Lemche, and offer everything from qualified agreement to vociferous opposition. In so doing, they debate and illuminate the many features of Jewish writing in the Second Temple period, including not only the Scriptures themselves and their own history, but the non-canonized literature of the late Second-Temple period. The purpose of the essays presented here is to, in Grabbe’s words, “thrash out questions of historical methodology.” Lester Grabbe introduces the discussion, contributes several articles, and concludes the text with a reflection.
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- Dedication to Robert P. Carroll by the editor
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: Did Moses Speak Attic?: Jewish Historiography and Scripture in the Hellenistic Period
- Editor: Lester L. Grabbe
- Publisher: JSOT
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 347
About Lester L. Grabbe
Lester L. Grabbe (PhD Claremont) is a professor of Hebrew Bible and early Judaism at the University of Hull, UK. He is the author of Good Kings and Bad Kings and A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Vol. 1 in the Second Temple Period Collection (19 Volumes) and Can a ‘History of Israel’ be Written?