Hellenism by Norman Bentwich
By Norman Bentwich
Pursuits IN JUDAISM- HELLENISM by means of NORMAN BENTWlCH. initially released in 1919. The interplay of Judaisrn and Hellenistic tradition is then one of many basic struggIes within the march of civilization. This booklet has attempted to teach the relation of this improvement to the belief of Catholic Judaism, and has thought of the HelIenenistic jewish literature and philosophy from a point of view of rabbinical tradition.. it's was hoping that the account of the clash of Judaism with the tradition of the traditional international can have an curiosity for the Jewish lifetime of our personal day.
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These had been centres of intellec tual civilization, whereas the Jewish colonies were centres of distinctive religious and moral life. The bond of unity with the motherland among the Greeks had been mainly sentimental, and often disappeared with conflicting interests; but the Jews of the diaspora were linked together with the centre of the nation and the religion by the exist ence of a supreme legislative body, the Jerusalem 40 This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand-alone, non-institutional computers only.
Com << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index HELLENISM a more profound influence upon their environ ment. From the Islands and from Alexandria they made their way to the mainland of Greece, and the journeys of the apostle Paul prove the extent of their expansion by the first century in this di rection, as well as along the Mediterranean shores. He visited congregations at Thessalonica, Beroea, Philippi, Corinth, Athens, and as far west as Illyri cum. Jerome, some centuries latel; speaks of the Jewish colonies as forming an uninterrupted chain from Mauretania (Morocco) to the Indies.
Under the influence of the Egyptian worship of Isis and Osiris, the conception of the primal man gained a footing in philosophy and re ligion. He was distributed through all things, and played an important part in the origin of the uni verse; he was even resolved into one of the funda mental ideas of the Stoic philosophy. The influence of eastern ideas again was responsible for the deifi cation of kings, living and dead. True Hellenism by 64 This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand-alone, non-institutional computers only.