Editing the Bible: Alexandria or Babylon?
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The literary traditions recollections of the disadvantaged Athenians misfortune and Solon's achievement may be likened to Israel's destiny in the Hebrew Bible where Israel is said to be enslaved and freed in a number of texts. Israel's slavery may take place both in exile and in Yahweh's land. In the Greek literary tradition, Solon was known as a thinker, poet, legislator, social reformer and originator of the Athenian constitution. Common to the historiography of the Hebrew Bible and the Solon tradition is that the exile plays a decisive role in the creation of a harmonious society. The memory of Solon was alive in the Hellenistic period. It is possible to read significant parts of the Hebrew Bible as the self-aware contrast to the spreading Hellenization in order to define and develop the concept of being Yahweh's people.