Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture
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Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture  -     By: John Pairman Brown
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Western civilization has roots in both Athens and Jerusalem. What similarities did these societies share that made them so influential? How did they differ? Drawing vital comparisons and vivid contrasts between the Hebrew and Greek cultures, Brown investigates their historical, religious, linguistic, and literary links. 229 pages, softcover from Fortress.

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Title: Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture
By: John Pairman Brown
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 229
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 14 ounces
ISBN: 0800635914
ISBN-13: 9780800635916
Stock No: WW35917

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The Israelites and the Greeks formed "the first free societies, cultivating rain-watered fields around a fortified citadel, recording their words about the human situation in a widely-accessible alphabetic script." With a keen eye for both comparisons and contrasts, John Pairman Brown investigates relationships between ancient Israel and Greece. In this intriguing and engaging work, he addresses historical, religious, linguistic, and cultural connections between these Mediterranean cultures. With erudition and humility, the author illuminates both Israelite and Greek writings and cultures. He brings a vast knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean and its languages to these studies, which will startle and entice the reader back to the ancient texts.

Author Bio

John Pairman Brown is a Visiting Scholar at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.

He attended Dartmouth College in 1943 where he received his B.A. summa cum laude. He later went to Harvard University from 1946-1949. Then he received his S.T.B from General Theological Seminary, NY (1952) and his Th.D. from Union Theological Seminary, NY (1958).

Mr. Brown has numerous publications: Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece (Fortress 2003); Israel and Hellas I-III (Berlin, de Gruyter 1995-2001). Contributor, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (Princeton 2000); The Displaced Person's Almanac (Boston, Beacon 1962); The Liberated Zone (Richmond, John Knox 1969; London SCM 1970). Translations: Dominique Barbe, Grace & Power (Orbis 1987); Jean-Marc Ela My Faith as an African (Orbis 1988); To A Sister on Laurel Drive (New York Seabury 1971). MSS seeking their fortune in the world 1) philosophical work "Hope"; 2) fantasy allegory in 3 parts "Goldenlily": low teen group led by girls saves world from factory blue smoke.

He is a member of many various groups including, Phi Beta Kappa; Society of Biblical Literature; American Philological Association; National Association of Ecumenical Staff; Friends of the GTU Library. Editor: The Witness, 1955-1958; Sequoia, 1980-1983 Associate professor Classics & History, American Univ. Of Beirut 1958-1965; Church Divinity School of the Pacific 1965-1968; editorial staff Univ. Of California Press 1968-1970; regional field staff Clergy & Laity Concerned 1971-1976; executive director Northern California Ecumenical Council 1976-1983.

Along with 4 children and 5 grandchildren, Mr. Brown has many interests beginning with; historian of deforestation of the Lebanon, hence general environmental concern. Special relationship with US Air Force: 1) Sergeant (then) US Army Air Corps, Wright Field Dayton 1944-1946-designing trans-sonic missiles (presumably) for nuclear payloads. 2) Buzzed by old outfit on Ho Chi Minh trail fall 1967, pushed into roadside shelter by Vietnamese driver, who lay down on top (see James W. Clinton, "The Loyal Opposition" Niwot, Univ. Press of Colorado 1995 pp. 111-117. 3) Run-in with B-1 Bomber at its rollout, Palmdale (New York Times Oct. 27, 1974).

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