Contemplate the Lord and live justly': Establishing the authorial intent behind The Letter of Aristeas
Sometime between the middle of the second century and the late first century BCE, an anonymous Jew of Ptolemaic Alexandria authored a fictional letter, containing a remarkable story of Jewish-Greek cooperation. Told through its fictional, Gentile narrator, Aristeas, the letter, known as The Letter of Aristeas, recounts the story of the Hebrew Torah’s translation into Greek, commissioned by King Ptolemy II for the library of Alexandria but carried out by Jewish...[Show more]
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