Pseudo Hecatæus, "On the Jews": Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora

  title={Pseudo Hecat{\ae}us, "On the Jews": Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora},
  author={B. Bar-Kochva},
Debate over the authenticity of "On the Jews" has persisted for nearly 1,900 years. Bezalel Bar-Kochva attempts to overcome this stalemate in his finely detailed and con-vincingly argued study that proves the forgery of the book and suggests not only a source for the text, but also a social, political, and cultural setting that explains its conception. Bar-Kochva argues that the author of this treatise belonged to the moderate conservative Jews of Alexandria, whose practices were contrary to… Expand
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