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Bibil Identifier bibil:226065
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature
Title (English, ) A Legend Reinvented
Author Tropper, Amram
Series Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (Volume: 84)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 32/84
Place 296"-02/05"
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-24498-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 249 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature: A Legend Reinvented, Amram Tropper investigates the rabbinic traditions about Simeon the Righteous, a renowned Jewish leader of Second Temple times. Tropper not only interprets these traditions from a literary perspective but also deploys a relatively new critical approach towards rabbinic literature with which he explores the formation history of the traditions. With the help of this approach, Tropper seeks to uncover the literary and cultural matrices, both rabbinic and Graeco-Roman, which supplied the raw materials and literary inspiration to the rabbinic authors and editors of the traditions. Tropper’s analysis reveals that in reinventing the legend of Simeon the Righteous, the rabbis constructed the Second Temple past in the image of their own present.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Pharisees : Simon the Just
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Talmudic Period : Rabbinism : Themes
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Great Assembly
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