By Bickerman, Amram Tropper
The book of this re-creation of Elias Bickerman's acclaimed reports in Jewish and Christian historical past together with his well-known e-book, The God of the Maccabees, brings Bickerman's primary reports on historic Judaism and early Christianity to a brand new iteration of scholars and students.
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Applebaum, Philadelphia and Jerusalem, 2nd edn. 1961, and the major essay “Palestine under the Ptolemies,” Mizraim 4–5 (1937), pp. 7–90, were particularly important to me. 92 WUNT 10, Tübingen 1969, 3rd edn. 1988; cf. also M. J. E. Sterling, ed. Hellenism in the Land of Israel, Notre Dame, Indiana 2001, pp. 6–37. 93 See section I above. indd l 5/11/2007 6:46:49 PM recollections of a great classical scholar li French, and English essays about Jewish and early Christian history, since these had appeared in disparate periodicals and were often hard to get hold of.
Xii. On this, cf. Himmelfarb (n. 1 above). 59 Der Gott der Makkabäer, pp. 139 and 8. , p. 8, and at the end of Die Makkabäer (n. 54 above), p. 75, and in the preface to the English translation (n. 52 above), p. xiii. 61 C. Schmidt, “‘wa Taschlach Emet Arza . ’ (Dan 8,12),” in J. Brokoff and J. Jacob, ed. Apokalypse und Erinnerung in der deutsch-jüdischen Kultur des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, Göttingen 2002, pp. 147–170, attempts to bring out the “political theology” and philosophy of history in Bickerman’s book.
But collecting the evidence about the Seleucids (see Institutions des Séleucides, 1938)38 he necessarily had to study the Books (. ). In the meantime, I received an invitation from W. Kroll, then the editor of the Real-Encyklopädie (. ), to write the article about the First – Third Maccabees. I don’t know why did he choose me for this task. But I was young and, thus, ready to deal with any subject of Greek and Roman History. I was poor and any honorarium was welcome (. ). Last but not least, it was a honour for a beginner to write for “Pauly-Wissowa”.