The encounter between Greek and Jewish culture was love at first sight. The two cultures were bridged by language, and one of the great products of their fusion was the Septuagint – the Greek translation of the Bible. But every translation is an interpretation, and it was not clear how long Hellenistic Judaism could walk the line between acculturation and assimilation.
R’ Mike’s ongoing history podcast. The Men of the Great Assembly lie on the other side of the mists of the Persian period from Daniel. They will begin to lay the foundations of Judaism as we know it, guiding Israel away from prophecy and toward wisdom. Aside from their place in chronology, what makes them so great?
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