© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/004810010X523727 Novum Testamentum 53 (2011) 22-51 brill.nl/nt Acts and the Fragmentary Hellenistic Jewish Authors Carl R. Holladay Atlanta Abstract This article reviews scholarship on the fragmentary Hellenistic Jewish authors as it relates to The Acts of the Apostles. Reviewed here are Jewish texts written in Greek during the Hellenistic-Roman period that were preserved only in the form of quotations or excerpts mostly by later Christian writers, most notably Eusebius of Caesarea in his Praeparatio Evangelica . The focus of the review is to see how these texts have been investigated, espe- cially in Second Temple Judaism and in studies of Jewish historiography during the Graeco-Roman period, and how this scholarship informs the study of Acts. Keywords Acts of the Apostles; Artapanus; fragmentary Hellenistic Jewish Authors; Hellenistic Juda- ism; Jewish historiography The fragmentary Hellenistic Jewish authors (FHJA) have played an increasingly important role in our understanding of Second Temple Juda- ism. Since Luke-Acts sets Jesus and the origin of the early Christian move- ment within this historical, social, and religious context, the FHJA, along with many other Jewish writings from this period, have received greater attention in Acts scholarship. This article surveys
Novum Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: Artapanus; fragmentary Hellenistic Jewish Authors; Acts of the Apostles; Jewish historiography; Hellenistic Judaism
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