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Debunking Ancient Jewish Science

Geller, M; (2017) Debunking Ancient Jewish Science. Journal of the American Oriental Society , 137 (2) pp. 393-400. 10.7817/jameroriesoci.137.2.0393. Green open access

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Abstract

A recently published collection of articles focuses upon a relatively small group of texts dealing mainly with astronomical calculations and omens as well as physiognomic omens, attempting to use these as a basis for reconstructing ancient Jewish science in the Persian and Hellenistic periods. The present review raises questions regarding the aims and methods employed, offering an alternative suggestion for the transfer of technical knowledge from Babylonia to ancient Palestine.

Type: Article
Title: Debunking Ancient Jewish Science
Location: USA
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.7817/jameroriesoci.137.2.0393
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.7817/jameroriesoci.137.2.0393
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Hebrew and Jewish Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1571878
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