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Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian
Neusner, Jacob and Alan J. Avery-Peck, editors

Leiden: Brill, 2007 pp. xii + 467. $299.00


Description: The Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity offers easily accessible introductions to the content and historical setting of the main writings of Greco-Roman paganism, early Judaism, and formative Christianity from the period of Alexander the Great to Mohammed. Examining over seven hundred ancient texts, the Encyclopedia provides for each document details of authorship and provenance, a statement of the textís content and place within its religious tradition, a listing of editions and commentaries, and a bibliography of the pertinent scholarly literature. The Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity is an unparalleled resource both for general readers and for scholars of ancient religion and philosophy.

Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature

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Review by Mark D. Nanos
Published 4/4/2009
Citation: Mark D. Nanos, review of Jacob Neusner and Alan J. Avery-Peck, eds., Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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