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Eupolemos
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was a Hellenistic Jewish historiographer whose work, Concerning the Kings in Judea, is preserved fragmentarily in excerpts from Alexander Polyhistor (transmitted by Eusebius and Clement of Alexandria). He should probably be identified with the Eupolemos mentioned in 1 Macc 8:17 and 2 Macc 4:11 as the leader of the Jewish embassy to Rome. His work, which may be dated around 158/157 bce, covers the period from Moses to his time. A brief passage concerning Moses as the “first sage” and inventor of the alphabet (and the sciences) and a long fra…

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Veltri, Giuseppe, “Eupolemos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04732>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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