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Studies in Ancient Cultural Interaction in Honour of A. Hilhorst

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The present volume has been compiled by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Dr. A. Hilhorst, the Secretary of the Journal for the Study of Judaism, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Its 23 contributions by renowned international experts, reflect the various interests of the honouree, his approach to the Classical and Semitic languages and literatures as forming part of a continuum, and his attention to the interactions between the different literary corpora.
Several contributions deal with the interaction of the Old Testament with later Jewish, Gnostic, or Christian writings; others explore the influences of Greek writings within a Jewish context at the levels of philology, of theological ideas, of realia, or of influence of literary compositions. Furthermore, a number of contributions centers on the interaction of Greek motives in Jewish and Christian literature, whereas in several others the focus is on the Martyrium literature or on early Christian texts.

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Florentino García Martínez is Professor of Early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls at the Universities of Leuven (Belgium) and Groningen (The Netherlands), where he heads the Qumran Instituut. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for the Study of Judaism and has written numerous books and articles, particularly on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Gerard P. Luttikhuizen, Ph.D. (1984), is Professor of Early Christian Literature and New Testament Studies at the University of Groningen. He has published on early Christian Judaism and non-canonical early Christian texts, and on Coptic Gnostic Literature.
Preface Abbreviations 1. “ Illitteratus in Early Christian and Medieval Texts: Church and Illiteracy”, Gerard J.M. Bartelink 2. “‘He must Grow, I must Diminish.’ ( John 3:30): Augustine of Hippo Preaching on John the Baptist”, Antoon A.R. Bastiaensen 3. “ Aeterne rerum conditor: Ambrose’s Poem about ‘Time’”, Jan den Boeft 4. “‘Never Repay Evil with Evil’: Ethical Interaction between the Joseph Story, the Novel Joseph and Aseneth, the New Testament and the Apocryphal Acts”, János Bolyki 5. “The Vision of Saturus in the Passio Perpetuae”, Jan N. Bremmer 6. “Life after Death in Pseudo-Phocylides”, John J. Collins 7. “The Eagle on the Tree: A Homeric Motif in Jewish and Christian Literature”, István Czachesz 8. “The Text of the Martyrdom of Polycarp Again (With a Note on the Greek Text of Polycarp, ad Phil.)”, Boudewijn Dehandschutter 9. “Theodoret’s Philological Remarks on the Language of the Septuagint”, Natalio Fernández Marcos 10. “Greek Loanwords in the Copper Scroll”, Florentino García Martínez 11. “Between Old and New: The Problem of Acculturation Illustrated by the Early Christian Usage of the Phoenix Motif”, Anders Klostergaard PPetersen 12. “The Use of Scripture in 1 Enoch 17–19”, Michael A. Knibb 13. “The Interpretation of Metaphorical Language: A Characteristic of LXX-Isaiah”, Arie van der Kooij 14. “The Critical Rewriting of Genesis in the Gnostic Apocryphon of John”, Gerard P. Luttikhuizen 15. “The Irish Legend of Antichrist”, Martin McNamara 16. “Βεθαβαρα τὸ τοῡ ἁγίου Ἰωάννου τοῡ Βαπτίσματος. Remarks about Storied Places at the Jordan, John the Baptist and the Madaba Mosaic Map”, Ed Noort 17. “The Three Nets of Belial from Qumran to the Opus Imperfectum in Matthaeum”, Monika Peshty 18. “Erasmus’ Note on Gal 4:25: The Connection between Mount Sinai and Jerusalem”, Miekske L. van Poll-van de Lisdonk 19. “The Four Rivers of Eden in the Apocalypse of Paul ( Visio Pauli): The Intertextual Relationship of Genesis 2:10–14 and the Apocalypse of Paul 23”, Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten 20. “‘Moses received Torah…’ ( m. Avot 1:1): Rabbinic Conceptions of Revelation”, Günter Stemberger 21. “The White Dress of the Essenes and the Pythagoreans”, Eibert J.C. TTigchelaar 22. “Origen on the Assumption of Moses”, Johannes Tromp 23. “La saveur biblique du latin mérovingien: l’example de la Vie de Sainte Rusticule, Abbesse à Arles (VIIe siècle) ”, Marc Van Uytfanghe Bibliography of A. Hilhorst References to Ancient Texts
All those interested in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity as well as in the interaction of Classical, Jewish, and Christian Cultures and Languages.