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This quantity encompasses a thorough examine of the 3rd e-book of the Sibylline Oracles. This Jewish paintings used to be written within the Roman province of Asia someday among eighty and forty BCE. It deals insights into the political opinions of the writer and his conception of the relation among Jews and non-Jews, specifically within the box of faith and ethics. the current examine contains 3 components: 1. introductory questions; 2. a literary research of the ebook, translation, and observation; three. the social surroundings of the ebook. It goals to additional the scholarly use of the 3rd Sibylline booklet and to enhance our wisdom of early Judaism in its Graeco-Roman setting.
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508-509. 36 H. -Hist. , pp. 43-152. In 1861, A. von Gutschmid reviewed this article in Literarisches Centralblatt. A reprint of this review appears in: A. von Gutschmid, Kleine Schriften 2, Schriften zur Geschichte and Literatur der semitischen Volker and zur alteren Kirchengeschichte, Leipzig 1890, pp. 322-329. 36 Ewald, `Abhandlung uber Entstehung', pp. 54-55, 64-66. A. Hirsch, `The Jewish Sibylline Oracles', in: Jewish Quarterly Review 2 (1890), pp. 406-429. 37 Ewald, `Abhandlung uber Entstehung', p.
Hilgenfeld's dating is also based on the observation that, according to Sib. Or. III, the Jewish kingdom would emerge in Palestine, after the Greek domination had come to an end. 31 Hilgenfeld claims that the purpose of Sib. Or. III was to explain how Jews would obtain dominion of the world. 32 The Alexandrian Jews who wrote the oracles were trying to bring this message to the attention of the pagans. 33 This made the Jewish Sibylline book readable and comprehensible to a pagan audience; not without success, for it was read and quoted by authors like Alexander Polyhistor and Virgil.
199 (non vidi). 45 Drummond, Philo Judaeus; or, the Jewish-Alexandrian Philosophy in its Development and Completion 1, London 1888, pp. 167-176. RESEARCH IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES 41 Philo. He supposes that the Sibylline Oracles provide background information for such a link, as they were written in Egypt in the second half of the second century BCE. Drummond notices that a central idea in the Jewish Sibylline Oracles is the uniqueness of God: only this God should be worshipped.