Philip Alexander


Philip Alexander is Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at  the University of Manchester and Co-Director of the Manchester University Centre for Jewish Studies.

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Tessa Rajak offers a radical new understanding of the translation of the Torah into Greek – the first major translation in Western culture. Its significance was far-reaching but largely forgotten. Without a Greek Bible, European history would have been entirely different. It is these translators who invented the term ‘diaspora’, made the survival of the first Jewish diaspora possible and had a huge impact on Jews, Christians and Greeks.

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