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Genesis as DialogueA Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary$
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Thomas L. Brodie

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138368

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195138368.001.0001

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The Historical and Social Background

The Historical and Social Background

The Greco‐Persian World and Its Ancient Heritage

(p.53) 6 The Historical and Social Background
Genesis as Dialogue

Thomas L. Brodie

Oxford University Press

In comparison with previous empires, the Persian Empire (550–330 b.c.e.) was exceptional in size, coordination, and humaneness. Equally exceptional was the contemporary blossoming of Greek culture. Together the Greeks and Persians generated an economic and cultural continuity extending from India to Italy.

Keywords:   Greek culture, Greeks, Persian Empire

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