## Tradition und (Er)Neuerung. Die Rede von Gott in jüdisch-hellenistischer Literatur

• God as King is one of the metaphors that have been handed down in the biblical literature for centuries. In the Hellen­istic period talk about God as king again undergoes a change that is the conse-quence of the Hellenistic kingdom as it evolved in its specific form after the death of Alexander. The conceptual implications of the Hellenistic kingdom for talk about God is shown by reference to the epithets: the king as ἐπιφανής (»Epiphanes«), as σωτήρ (»Savior«), as εὐεργέτης (»benefactor«) and as κτίστης (»Founder«). How those epithets have affGod as King is one of the metaphors that have been handed down in the biblical literature for centuries. In the Hellen­istic period talk about God as king again undergoes a change that is the conse-quence of the Hellenistic kingdom as it evolved in its specific form after the death of Alexander. The conceptual implications of the Hellenistic kingdom for talk about God is shown by reference to the epithets: the king as ἐπιφανής (»Epiphanes«), as σωτήρ (»Savior«), as εὐεργέτης (»benefactor«) and as κτίστης (»Founder«). How those epithets have affected talk of God as king is demonstrated by reference to the original Greek writings of the LXX and connected with the question of God as παντοκράτωρ (»pantocrator«).

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