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The Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides

This commentary on the Greek text of the Jewish-Hellenistic Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides, a sapiential poem of the first century BCE or first century CE, offers a full treatment of its sources, structure, perspective, and purpose as well as a verse-by-verse translation and analysis. The Greek text is given as appendix. The cross-cultural nature of these moral teachings is emphasized through extensive interaction with Biblical, Hellenistic Jewish, and Greco-Roman comparative materials.

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Walter T. Wilson, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


"Scholars will benefit from Wilson's meticulous commentary, and anyone interested in the complicated dynamic of Greco-Jewish interactions in the Hellenistic period will find this book most helpful."Ruth M. Gais in: Religious Studies Review 4/2007 "Der Kommentar leistet gute Dienste bei der Erschließung der Sentenzen [...]."M. Witte in: ZAW 3/2006
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