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Book III of the Sibylline Oracles and Its Social Setting by Rieuwerd BuitenwerfThis volume contains a thorough study of the third book of the Sibylline Oracles. The present study consists of three parts: 1. introductory questions; 2. a literary analysis of the book, translation, and commentary; 3. the social setting of the book. It aims to further the scholarly use of the third Sibylline book and to improve our knowledge of early Judaism in its Graeco-Roman environment.
Uncovering Jewish Creativity in Book III of the Sibylline Oracles by Ashley BacchiIn Uncovering Jewish Creativity in Book III of the Sibylline oracles, Ashley L. Bacchi reclaims the importance of the Sibyl as a female voice of prophecy and reveals new layers of intertextual references that address political, cultural, and religious dialogue in second-century Ptolemaic Egypt.
The Sibylline Oracles (sometimes called the "pseudo-Sibylline Oracles") are a collection of oracular utterances written in Greek hexameters ascribed to the Sibyls, prophetesses who uttered divine revelations in a frenzied state. Fourteen books and eight fragments of Sibylline Oracles survive, and they were composed or edited under various circumstances, probably between the 2nd and 6th centuries C.E.
Sibyls, Seers and Sages in Hellenistic-Roman Judaism by John J. CollinsThis volume brings together essays written over two decades by a leading authority in the field. The collection includes two recent essays that are published here for the first time. The articles cover major aspects of the discussion of Jewish apocalypticism, in relation to the Hebrew bible, the New Testament and the Hellenistic-Roman world. Distinctive strengths of the volume include clusters of essays on the Sibylline oracles and on the relationship between apocalypticism and wisdom.
Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity by H. W. Parke; Brian C. McGing (Editor)In antiquity a considerable number of books of prophecies went under the general title of Sibylline Oracles. One of the characteristics of Sibyls was that they composed discursive verses for distribution to the world at large. This work is a study of Sibyls and sibylline prophecy.
Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora by John M. G. BarclayThis is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the history of the Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora in the Hellenistic and early Roman period. Uniquely, it combines a study of all the important Jewish communities with a thorough examination of the Diaspora literature as a whole.
Heritage and Hellenism by Erich S. GruenIn this thoroughly researched, lucidly written work, Erich Gruen draws on a wide variety of literary and historical texts of the period to explore a central question: How did the Jews accommodate themselves to the larger cultural world of the Mediterranean while at the same time reasserting the character of their own heritage within it? Erich Gruen's work highlights Jewish creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness, as the Jews engaged actively with the traditions of Hellas.
Prophets and Prophecy in Jewish and Early Christian Literature by Joseph Verheyden (Editor); Korinna Zamfir (Editor); Tobias Nicklas (Editor)See: “The Identity of the Prophetess Sibyl in Sibylline Oracles III” in Verheyden Jozef, Korinna Zamfir, and Tobia Nicklas.
This volume contains fourteen essays covering various aspects of prophetism and prophetic literature in Jewish and early Christian tradition, using a variety of methods and approaches.
Between Athens and Jerusalem by John J. CollinsOne of the most creative and consequential collisions in Western culture involved the encounter of Judaism with Hellenism. In this widely acclaimed study of the Jews who lived in Hellenistic Egypt, "between Athens and Jerusalem," John J. Collins examines the literature of Hellenistic Judaism, treating not only the introductory questions of date, authorship, and provenance but also the larger question of Jewish identity in the Greco-Roman world.
Jews in a Graeco-Roman World by Martin Goodman (Editor)See: “Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the Third Sibylline Oracle," pp. 15-36.
This book collects studies of the social, cultural, and religious history of the Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. The sixteen contributors--some specialists in Jewish history, others in classical studies--tackle the extent to which Jews in this period differed from other peoples in the Mediterranean region, and how much Jewish evidence can be used for the history of the wider classical world.
Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics by Olivia Stewart LesterOlivia Stewart Lester examines true and false prophecy at the intersections of interpretation, gender, and economics in Revelation, Sibylline Oracles 4-5, and contemporary ancient Mediterranean texts.
The Uses of Greek and Latin: Historical Essays by A. C. Dionisotti, Anthony Grafton, and Jill Kraye (eds.)See: "“From the Pagan to the Christian Sibyl: Prophecy as History of Religion.”
The papers by A.C. Dionisotti, Jill Kraye and James Whitman printed here were written specifically for the volume; otherwise, the papers presented here are revised versions of lectures given at a Warburg Institute colloquium in June 1986.
History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ by Emil Schürer; Matthew W. Black (Editor); Fergus Millar (Editor); Geza Vermes (Editor); Martin Goodman (Editor)See: "Sibyls in the Greek and Roman World."
Critical presentation of the whole evidence concerning Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 BC to AD 135; with updated bibliographies.
The Sibylline Oracles: With Introduction, Translation, and Commentary on the First and Second Books by J. L. LightfootIn this book, J. L. Lightfoot throws a bridge between two mutually ignorant areas: pagan oracles and Judaeo-Christian studies. The volume contains an edition, translation, and commentary on the undeservedly neglected first and second books of extant oracles.
The Sibylline Oracles: Translated From The Greek Into English Blank Verse by Milton S. Terry (Translator)In his translation of the Sibylline Oracles, Milton Spenser Terry provided close notes in his translation preferences, his poetic versification, and background information on similar Latin and Greek writing.