Interpretation of the Old Testament
in Greco-Roman Paganism

By John Granger Cook
December 2004
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161484746
416 pages, 6 " x 9 "
$120.00 Paper Original


According to the available Evidence not many pagans knew the Greek Bible (Septuagint) before the advent of Christianity. The pagans who reacted to biblical texts include Celsus (II C.E.), Porphyry (III C.E.), and Julian the Apostate (IV C.E.). The author analyzes these pagans' voice and elaborates on its importance, since it shows how Septuagint texts appeared in the eyes of Greco-Roman intellectuals.



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