Chariton Chaereas and Callirhoe 1.1

Classical

Hermocrates, ruler of Syracuse, victor over the Athenians, had a daughter named Callirhoe, a marvel of a girl and the idol of all Sicily. In fact her beauty was not so much human as divine, not that of a Nereid or mountain nymph, either, but of Aphrodite herself. Source

Date: 50-60 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Joseph and Aseneth 1:6-7

Pseudepigrapha

4 Now there was in that city a man, a satrap of Pharaoh; and this man was the chief of all Pharaoh's satraps and lords. 5 And he was very rich, and wise, and generous, and he was Pharaoh's counsellor, and his name was Pentephres; and he was the priest of Heliopolis. 6 And Pentephres had a virgin daughter of about eighteen years of age, tall and beautiful and graceful, more beautiful than any other virgin in the land. 7 And she was quite unlike the daughters of the Egyptians, but in every respect like the daughters of the Hebrews. 8 And she was as tall as Sarah, and as beautiful as Rebecca, and as fair as Rachel; and this virgin's name was Aseneth. Source

Date: 100 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Elder, Nicholas Echoic Intertextuality in Mark and Joseph and Aseneth (pp. 1-24) Society of Biblical Literature, 2017

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Elder, Nicholas Echoic Intertextuality in Mark and Joseph and Aseneth (pp. 1-24) Society of Biblical Literature, 2017

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