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13 PREFACE star of the ancient Rabbis and the sufficient basis of their opposition to the strange doctrines. I have often found a parallel between the Jewish circum-stances of the present day and those which exist-ed in the Hellenistic period; and as this book is meant to be rather a popularized than a scholarly presentation, I have not refrained from pointing out the lesson. And I hope that the account of the conflict of Judaism with the culture of the ancient world may have a direct interest for the Jewish life of our own day. The literature on the subject is abundant, though naturally the greater part of it is written from a Christian point of view. I have set out in the bibliography the chief works to which I have referred, but there are two works to which I am under particular obligation: Schurer’s History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus, which, in spite of its title, covers nearly the whole Hellen-istic period, and Bacher’s Agada der Tannaiten, and Agada der Paldstinensischen Amorder. which form the best guide to rabbinical philosophy and theology. I have had to write the book at intervals and in different places, between legal work, and for the greater part of the time I have been away from a   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageContentsPREFACEINTRODUCTIONTHE HELLENISTIC CULTUREHELLENISM IN PALESTINE TILL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLEHELLENISM IN THE DIASPORATHE HELLENISTIC-JEWISH LITERATURETHE RABBIS AND HELLENISMTHE AFTERMATHCONCLUSIONNOTESBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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