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Second, “novellas” (short novels), treated the figures who were insignificant or even unknown in the traditional Jewish history, such as Esther, Daniel, Susanna, Tobit, Judith, Joseph, and Aseneth. Although their “historical” references such as “Darius the Mede” in Daniel or “Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Assyrians” in Judith are incorrect and other references are replete with historical errors, they present and claim an appearance of historical verisimilitude. ”146 Moreover, most of them utilize a political background and employ court and erotic themes, also popular in Greek romantic novels, and reveal the strong influence of the latter, as evidenced by the first-century CE story of the marriage of the Patriarch Joseph to an Egyptian woman Aseneth.

G. the Thecla legend incorporated as the Acts of Paul and Thecla in the Acts of Paul), and individual martyrdom accounts. e. 155 Furthermore, some recent studies poignantly examined the transformation or reversal of the erotic theme156 of the ideal romances – sexual fidelity and consummation in marriage – in each of the Apocryphal Acts in the continence stories of upper-class women who forsake their husbands (or fiancé) and renounce their conjugal responsibilities to follow the apostle’s teaching, most famously in the Acts of Paul and Thecla.

94 Furthermore, a considerable portion of Philo’s works had this protreptic goal in mind: Hypothetica (or Apology on behalf of Jews), Life of Moses, the Decalogue, and the Special Laws. In these works, Philo interpreted the Septuagint (especially Pentateuch) and Jewish traditions in light of Middle Platonism and considered the Logos as an intermediary between God and the world. He presented the central activity of synagogues as the study of philosophy,95 asserted Jewish monotheism in terms of a Middle Platonic notion with criticism of pagan idolatry, and justified the Decalogue as the supreme ethical standard.

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