Ancient Jewish-Christian Dialogues: Athanasius and Zacchaeus,Simon and Theophilus,Timothy and Aquila Introductions,Texts and Translations (Studies in
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This work provides the texts and translations of three ancient Jewish-Christian dialogues: The Dialogue of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The Dialogue of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, 5th c.); and The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, 6th c.). This is the first published translation of each of these texts. An introduction discusses the context of these dialogues in the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and also explores the question of whether or not they represent any actual discussion between Jews and Christians and also what purposes these dialogues served. Careful attention has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, in furthering the discussion about the Messiah. To this end a Comprehensive Scriptural Index encourages greater comparative study of these dialogues. It is the translator's purpose to expose these works, which have been the concern of a small circle of focused scholars, to a wider scholarly audience and to encourage greater study of them and their role in the history of Jewish Christian relations.
Dr. William Varner teaches Biblical Studies and Greek at The Master's College in Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Varner also directs the college's study program in Israel called "IBEX" -the Israel Bible Extension Campus. Following his theological education at Bob Jones University and Biblical Theological Seminary, he received a Master's Degree in Jewish Studies from Dropsie College and his Doctorate in Theological Education from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Preface i; Acknowledgements iii; Introduction 1; Chapter 1 The Dialogue of Athanasius and Zacchaeus 17; Text and Translation 22; Chapter 2 The Dialogue of Simon and Theophilus 87; Text and Translation 92; Chapter 3 The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila 135; Text and Translation 140; Conclusion 283; Bibliography 289; Index 295.
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