By Lutz Doering

ISBN-10: 3161522362

ISBN-13: 9783161522369

old Jewish letter writing is a overlooked subject of analysis. Lutz Doering's new monograph seeks to redress this example. the writer pursues significant initiatives: first, to supply a finished dialogue of Jewish letter writing within the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman classes and, moment, to evaluate the significance of old Jewish letter writing for the emergence and early improvement of Christian epistolography. even supposing 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 large notion of 'letter' and offers with documentary in addition to literary and embedded letters. the writer highlights cross-linguistic advancements, similar to 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 tactics 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 environment of many Jewish letters might have supplied appropriate versions while Paul constructed his personal epistolary praxis. moreover, the writer indicates that the idea that of communique with the 'Diaspora', in either halakhic-administrative and prophetic-apocalyptic Jewish letters, is tailored via a couple of early Christian letters, comparable to 1 Peter, James, Acts 15:23-29, and 1 Clement . old Jewish and early Christian letters additionally percentage a priority with crew identification and solidarity that's usually supported by means 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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