By Z. David Zuwiyya

By no means sooner than has there seemed in English this sort of number of essays bearing on Alexander the Great's legacy in international literature. From Greek and Latin works of the Classical interval via Medieval texts in Syriac, Persian, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic and Hebrew, to boot the eu languages, the fourteen chapters disguise the gamut of Alexander literary experiences as compiled by means of many of the most well known students in each one box, bringing the reader updated on every thing Alexander.

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These texts were meant to amuse and to instruct in moral matters. Thus, the medieval Hebrew Alexander romance belongs to the genre of medieval Hebrew didactic literature. The tradition about Alexander in Jewish literature is very old. We find accounts of his life in the Bible, in the works of Flavius Josephus, and in rabbinical literature. 3 Thus, the rule of Alexander was adapted into the concept of the four empires in the Danielic vision. Alexander the Great became part of God’s plan for the salvation of the Jewish people.

352. 44 juan pedro monferrer-sala he was ordained bishop in Bat ̣nān d-Serūgh. The fame achieved by this author lies basically in the great number of mēmrē he composed on various topics using the dodecasyllabic metre, in some of which the influence of Theodore of Mompsuestia as learned in the “Persian School” of Edessa can be traced. Additionally, he composed six homilies in prose (turgamē), of which 43 epistles sent to the Christians of Naǧrān survive, as well as several madrāšē (odes) and sugyāt̠ē (hymns).

J. Cohen, “Alexander the Great and Jaddus the High Priest according to Josephus,” AJS Review 7–8 (1982/83), pp. T. T. S. ), Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism, (London, New York, 2004), pp. 71–102. 8 Babylonian Talmud, tractate Yoma 69a. See also the medieval scholium to Megillat Taanit, chapter 9. 7, and the medieval scholium to Megillat Taanit, chapter 3. 7 and the medieval scholium to Megillat Taanit, chapter 3. 241–242. 12 Second, Alexander travels into the Land of Darkness. The third story refers to Alexander meeting the Amazons.

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