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Unformatted text preview: • Grandson translated into Greek and added prologue o Learned in reading of law, prophets, other writings→ Hebrew Bible o Suggest the tripartite of Hebrew Bible dates far back • Grandson reports he came to Egypt in 38 th year (132 B.C.) of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes III • Ben Sira’s goal: to convince Jewish audience that true wisdom is in the Jewish tradition not Greek philosophy • Opposed to Hellenism and glorifies illustrious ancestors from bible, etc. Antiochus IV and Maccabean Revolt: • Seleucus IV succeeded by brother Antiochus IV Epiphanes: “the Manifest god” ( an epithet of Olympian Zeus) • Raised in Athens, loved Greek culture • Onias III in Antioch o His brother Jason (Jeshua) served as interim high priest o Secures high priesthood for himself by bribe (2 Macc. 4:8-9) o Allows Jerusalem to become a polis Considered an advantage Renamed Antioch...
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- Fall '11
- Judaism, Seleucid Empire, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Ben Sira