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Hellenistic Judaism refers to sources of ancient Judaism written in ancient Greek (Hellenistic through Roman Imperial periods). The term "Hellenistic" (Ἑλληνιστής) once denoted persons (especially Jews) who knew the Greek language (ἑλληνίζω) but lacked Greek ancestry.

This guide helps students:

  • Locate primary sources.
  • Find relevant scholarship.
  • Hone skills in post-Classical Greek.

Introductions to Hellenistic Judaism

Yale Divinity Library

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Suzanne Estelle-Holmer
Yale Divinity School Library
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New Haven, CT 06511


Relevant Guides

The resources in this guide were selected and organized in collaboration with Dr. Dan Bohac to assist students and researchers in the study of Hellenistic Judaism.