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Bibil Identifier bibil:213163
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading the Temple Warning as a Greek Visitor
Author Llewelyn, Stephen R.
Author van Beek, Dionysia
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 42, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-22 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The interpretation of the temple warning (CIJ 2.1400) has focused on the question of authorship rather than of readership. The present paper seeks to redress this oversight. The question is approached in terms of Hellenistic practice, Herod's architectural innovations and the inscription's language. It is argued that the inscription shows no trace of “translation” Greek, but rather that in terms of pragmatics, grammar and lexicography, the reader would naturally assume that its concepts are those of Hellenistic law. The reader's assumption would be further confirmed by the architecture of the outer court. In other words, the Greek visitor would assume that the inscription was issued on the authority of the king, and not that of the priest.
DOI 10.1163/157006310X529245
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE) : On the Threshold of the Christian Era (63-4 BCE) : Herod the Great (37-4)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Nations
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