Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 March 2021

Abstract and Keywords

Much scholarship has addressed the question of how Jewish writings negotiated Hellenistic imperial and cultural power. These negotiations began in the time of Alexander (d. 323), continuing through the Ptolemaic and Seleucid empires until the assertion of Roman hegemony over Judaea/Israel in 63 bce. This chapter briefly reviews some recent discussions, noting significant interactions as well as neglected complexities. It then adopts a postcolonial optic to foreground inequalities in the assertions of power, along with the often invisible colonized and their agencies and voices. The chapter also discusses situations marked by ambivalence, mimicry, consensual-conflictive hybridity, native fractures, and the mutual dependence of colonizer and colonized.

Keywords: cultural-political power, Jewish writings, ambivalence, hybridity, mimicry, horizontal violence, fractures, dependence

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.