Homer and the Bible in the Eyes of Ancient Interpreters
BRILL, Mar 6, 2012 - Religion - 372 pages
Thus far intepretations of Homer and the Bible have largely been studied in isolation even though both texts became foundational for Western civilisation and were often commented upon in the same cultural context. The present collection of articles redresses this imbalance by bringing together scholars from different fields and offering prioneering essays, which cross traditional boundaries and interpret Biblical and Homeric interpreters in light of each other. The picture which emerges from these studies in highly complex: Greek, Jewish and Christian readers were concerned with similar literary and religious questions, often defining their own position in dialogue with others. Special attention is given to three central corpora: the Alexandrian scholia, Philo, Platonic writers of the Imperial Age, rabbinic exegesis.
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Why Compare Homers Readers to Biblical Readers?
Reception of the Homeric Poems in Antiquity and Modernity
Scripture and Paideia in Late Antiquity
Only God Knows the Correct Reading The Role of Homer the Quran and the Bible in the Rise of Philology and Grammar
Critical σημεια from Zenodotus to Origen
Topos Didaskalikos and AnaphoraTwo Interrelated Principles in Aristarchus Commentaries
Philo and Plutarch on Homer
Homerisms in the Graecus Venetus
Hebraic or Aramaic Speaking Interpreters
The TwentyFour Books of the Hebrew Bible and Alexandrian Scribal Methods
Rabbinic Appropriations of Late Ancient Literary Criticism
Designating Dependence in Rabbinic Halakhic Midrashim and Homeric Scholarship
Rabbinic Midrash and the Second Sophistic
Kishmuo as a Test Case
Literary Anthropology and the Rabbinic Sense of Self
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