'This is a most valuable contribution to Judaeo-Greek studies.' William Horbury, bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies, 1998/1999. '...a careful piece of historical and lieterary scholarship...a welcome contribution to understanding the cultural dynamics of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world.' John W. Wright, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1999. '...this is an impressive study, full of valuable detail and well-supported argument, and a landmark in Maccabean studies.' J.R. Bartlett. '... a highly rewarding book, and an important contribution to the study of the Maccabean period and of Judeo-Greek literature.' Gideon Bohak, Journal of Jewish Studies.
About the Author
Jan Willem van Henten, Ph.D., (1986) in Theology, Leiden University, is Professor of New Testament, Early Christian, and Hellenistic Jewish Literature at the University of Amsterdam.