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Bibil Identifier bibil:223651
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Letter of Aristeas Again
Author Rappaport, Uriel
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 21, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 285-303 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars disagree about the date of the Letter of Aristeas, some assign it to the late third century bce, others to later dates, most of them to the middle of the second half of the second century bce. This article proposes that the Letter of Aristeas was written in the late third century bce, either towards the end of the reign of Ptolemy IV (222–205 bce) or the beginning of the reign of Ptolemy V (204–180 bce). This dating is supported, inter alia, by the list of harbors in the Letter (115) and by the Sitz im Leben of Jewish life in Egypt that the Letter reflects.
DOI 10.1177/0951820712439831
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Letter of Aristeas
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic)
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