By Florentino Garcia Martinez, Gerard P Luttikhuizen
The current quantity has been compiled via colleagues and neighbors as a tribute to Dr. A. Hilhorst, the Secretary of the magazine for the examine of Judaism, at the get together of his sixty fifth birthday. Its 23 contributions by way of popular foreign specialists, mirror many of the pursuits of the honouree, his method of the Classical and Semitic languages and literatures as forming a part of a continuum, and his realization to the interactions among different literary corpora. numerous contributions take care of the interplay of the outdated testomony with later Jewish, Gnostic, or Christian writings; others discover the affects of Greek writings inside of a Jewish context on the degrees of philology, of theological rules, of realia, or of impression of literary compositions. moreover, a few contributions facilities at the interplay of Greek reasons in Jewish and Christian literature, while in different others the point of interest is at the Martyrium literature or on early Christian texts.