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Description - Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography by Amram Tropper

In third-century CE Palestine, the leading member of the rabbinic movement put together a highly popular wisdom treatise entitled Tractate Avot. Though Avot has inspired hundreds of commentaries, this book marks the first comprehensive effort to situate Avot within the context of the Graeco-Roman Near East. Following his novel interpretation of Avot, Amram Tropper relates the text to ancient Jewish literary paradigms as well as to relevant socio-political, literary, and intellectual streams of the contemporary Near East. Through comparisons to ancient wisdom literature, the Second Sophistic, Greek and Christian historiography, contemporary collections of sayings, and classical Roman jurisprudence, Tropper interprets Avot in light of the local Jewish context as well as the ambient cultural atmosphere of the contemporary Near East.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199267125
ISBN-10: 019926712X
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 143mm x 22mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Amram Tropper

Amram Tropper is a Mandel Scholar at the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a lecturer in the university's department of Jewish History