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Hellenism
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The spread of traditional Greek linguistic, political, social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices throughout the ancient Near East from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc to the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hellenism
Hellenism The spread of traditional Greek linguistic, political, social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices throughout the ancient Near East from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc to the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hellenism
HELLENISM. From its first usage, the term “Hellenism” has meant a variety of things generally pertaining to Greek culture and its impact on the non-Greek world after the conquests of Alexander the Great (ca. 333–323 b.c.). The Judeans were not immune to this impact, and consequently Hellenism had some
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hellenism
Hellenism. That unique blend of Greek cultural, philosophical and ethical ideals which after Alexander the Great had a profound effect on the development of culture throughout the Mediterranean world. While the antecedents of the movement occur long before, the Hellenistic Age is seen by most to have
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hellenism
HellenismA term that may be used in various senses: it has sometimes been applied to the whole of distinctively Greek culture, including that of the days before Alexander the Great (336–323 b.c.); it is more commonly employed, however, of the civilization that spread through much of the ancient world
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hellenism
HELLENISM* That unique blend of Greek cultural, philosophical, and ethical ideals that had a profound effect on the development of culture throughout the Mediterranean world. While the antecedents of the movement occurred long before, the Hellenistic Age is seen by most to have begun in 323 bc, with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hellenism
HellenismA modern term for the dominative interaction of Greek culture with the cultures of people from other regions of the ancient world, particularly during the three centuries from Alexander the Great to the triumph of Rome over the last of the Greek kingdoms in the Battle of Actium (336–31 b.c.e.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hellenism
Hellenism [hĕlˊə nĭz əm].† Greek civilization, including culture, thought, and institutions, particularly as diffused throughout the Mediterranean world and the ancient Near East by the conquests of Alexander the Great (336–323 B.C.).Apart from military colonies, the primary means of transmitting
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Hellenism
HellenismHellenism refers to Greek culture, especially that which was spread throughout the Near East after the conquests of Alexander the Great. The word was first popularized by the historian J. G. Droysen in his Geschichte des Hellenismus (1836–43). He derived the term from the occurrence of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hellenism, Hellenists
HELLENISM, HELLENISTS “Hellenism” was the pervasive Greek influence that dominated the Near East after the time of Alexander the Great’s conquests in 333–323 b.c. In the time of the Maccabees, a “Hellenist” was one who adopted the fashionable Greek culture, as opposed to the faithful Jews who kept to
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Hellenism
HELLENISMThe term Hellenism has become popular since the early nineteenth century. It was then used of Greek civilization in the period after the death of Alexander the Great (323 b.c.), but it is currently used to refer to the whole span of Greek history or more specifically to a set of values and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hellenism
HELLENISM [HELL un is em] — a style of Greek civilization associated with the spread of Greek language and culture to the Mediterranean world after the conquests of Alexander the Great.On the advice of Aristotle, his teacher, Alexander sought to instill a love for the Greek way of life within those