Download e-book for iPad: Ancient Jewish Letters and the Beginnings of Christian by Lutz Doering

By Lutz Doering

ISBN-10: 3161522362

ISBN-13: 9783161522369

historic Jewish letter writing is a missed subject of analysis. Lutz Doering's new monograph seeks to redress this example. the writer pursues significant projects: first, to supply a entire dialogue of Jewish letter writing within the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman classes and, moment, to evaluate the significance of historic Jewish letter writing for the emergence and early improvement of Christian epistolography. even if person teams of Jewish letters were studied sooner than, the current monograph is the 1st one to examine Jewish letters comprehensively around the languages during which they have been written and/or passed down (chiefly Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek). It operates with a vast suggestion of 'letter' and offers with documentary in addition to literary and embedded letters. the writer highlights cross-linguistic advancements, reminiscent of the effect of the Greek epistolary shape on Aramaic and Hebrew letters or the non-idiomatic retention of Semitic 'peace' greetings in a few letters translated into Greek, which allowed for those greetings to be charged with new that means. Doering argues that such techniques have been additionally very important for early Christian epistolography. hence, Paul engaged creatively with Jewish epistolary formulae. widespread deal with of groups instead of members and the quasi-official surroundings of many Jewish letters may have supplied correct versions whilst Paul constructed his personal epistolary praxis. additionally, the writer exhibits that the concept that of communique with the 'Diaspora', in either halakhic-administrative and prophetic-apocalyptic Jewish letters, is customized through a few early Christian letters, similar to 1 Peter, James, Acts 15:23-29, and 1 Clement . historical Jewish and early Christian letters additionally proportion a priority with team identification and solidarity that's frequently supported by way of salvation-historical motifs. In sum, Lutz Doering addresses the formerly under-researched text-pragmatic similarities among Jewish and Christian letters.

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