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By Bezalel Bar-Kochva

This landmark contribution to ongoing debates approximately perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic interval towards the Jewish humans. one of the top Greek intellectuals who dedicated certain cognizance to the Jews have been Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific" ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the best rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of those writers and others to the Jews in mild in their literary output and private history; their non secular, social, and political beliefs; their literary and stylistic tools; ethnographic stereotypes present on the time; and more.

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