The History of the Jews in the Greco Roman World

Covering almost 1,000 years of history, this survey of the history of the Jewish peoples is based upon accessible source material that has been translated in a straightforward manner to bring the period to life for the non-specialist ...

The History of the Jews in the Greco Roman World

Author: Peter Schafer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415305853

Page: 231

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Covering almost 1,000 years of history, this survey of the history of the Jewish peoples is based upon accessible source material that has been translated in a straightforward manner to bring the period to life for the non-specialist student of post-Biblical Judaism.

Jewish Antiquities

Whiston's translation, with an Introduction by Brian McGing The works of the Jewish writer Flavius Josephus represent one of the most important records of Judaism and the Jews that survive from the ancient world.

Jewish Antiquities

Author: Flavius Josephus

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840221329

Page: 902

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Whiston's translation, with an Introduction by Brian McGing The works of the Jewish writer Flavius Josephus represent one of the most important records of Judaism and the Jews that survive from the ancient world. The Jewish Antiquities, his largest historical enterprise, is an account in twenty books of Jewish history from the creation to the outbreak of the Jewish revolt against Rome in AD 66. Here is all the drama of the Old Testament transformed into a historical narrative of Greco-Roman character; and more important, our only continuous account of Middle Eastern affairs in the two hundred years that led up to the revolt. William Whiston, successor to Isaac Newton as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, published his famous translation of Josephus' works in 1737. The modern system of chapter divisions has been added. AUTHOR: The works of the Jewish writer Flavius Josephus (?37 - 100 A.D) represent one of the most important records of Judaism and the Jews that survive from the ancient world. 'The Jewish Antiquities', his largest historical enterprise, is an account in twenty books of Jewish history from the creation to the outbreak of the Jewish revolt against Rome in AD 66.

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic ...

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Author: Bezalel Bar-Kochva

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520290844

Page: 628

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This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific" ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the greatest rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic stereotypes current at the time; and more.

Antiquity in Antiquity

Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the ...

Antiquity in Antiquity

Author: Gregg Gardner

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161494116

Page: 475

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Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the third century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.

The Economic History of European Jews

The Economic History of European Jews offers a radical revision of demographics and economics.

The Economic History of European Jews

Author: Michael Toch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004235345

Page: 373

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The Economic History of European Jews offers a radical revision of demographics and economics. It explains how the presence of Jews was a limited one and their trade was just that, trade by Jews, not “Jewish Trade”.

Jews Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity

The book, which consists of some previously published and unpublished essays, examines a variety of issues relevant to the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity and their interaction, including polemic, proselytism, biblical ...

Jews  Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity

Author: James Carleton Paget

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161503122

Page: 538

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The book, which consists of some previously published and unpublished essays, examines a variety of issues relevant to the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity and their interaction, including polemic, proselytism, biblical interpretation, messianism, the phenomenon normally described as Jewish Christianity, and the fate of the Jewish community after the Bar Kokhba revolt, a period of considerable importance for the emergence not only of Judaism but also of Christianity. The volume, typically for a collection of essays, does not lay out a particular thesis. If anything binds the collection together, it is the author's attempt to set out the major fault lines in current debate about these disputed subjects, and in the process to reveal their complex and entangled character.

The Hidden Heritage of Diaspora Judaism

A collection of essays published previously.

The Hidden Heritage of Diaspora Judaism

Author: L. V. Rutgers

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042906662

Page: 320

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A collection of essays published previously. Ch. 8 (pp. 171-197), "Roman Policy towards the Jews: Expulsions from the City of Rome during the First Century C.E.", first appeared in "Classical Antiquity" 13 (1994). The present version contains an appendix: "Review of Botermann's Judenedikt der Kaisers Claudius (1996)" (pp. 191-197).

Anti Semitism

Citing a rise in anti-Semitic beliefs since the September 11 attacks, an analysis of centuries of misperceptions about Judaism explores such themes as Jewish people as the murderers of Christ, the "myth" of the Holocaust, and Jews as ...

Anti Semitism

Author: Marvin Perry

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312165611

Page: 309

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Citing a rise in anti-Semitic beliefs since the September 11 attacks, an analysis of centuries of misperceptions about Judaism explores such themes as Jewish people as the murderers of Christ, the "myth" of the Holocaust, and Jews as capitalists and communists.

Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity

Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity examines this phenomenon from the aftermath of Alexander s conquest to the Byzantine era, offering a balanced view of the literary, epigraphical, and archeological evidence attesting to the process of ...

Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity

Author: Lee I. Levine

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295803827

Page: 248

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Generations of scholars have debated the influence of Greco-Roman culture on Jewish society and the degree of its impact on Jewish material culture and religious practice in Palestine and the Diaspora of antiquity. Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity examines this phenomenon from the aftermath of Alexander�s conquest to the Byzantine era, offering a balanced view of the literary, epigraphical, and archeological evidence attesting to the process of Hellenization in Jewish life and its impact on several aspects of Judaism as we know it today. Lee Levine approaches this broad subject in three essays, each focusing on diverse issues in Jewish culture: Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period, rabbinic tradition, and the ancient synagogue. With his comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the intricate dynamics of the Jewish and Greco-Roman societies, the author demonstrates the complexities of Hellenization and its role in shaping many aspects of Jewish life�economic, social, political, cultural, and religious. He argues against oversimplification and encourages a more nuanced view, whereby the Jews of antiquity survived and prospered, despite the social and political upheavals of this era, emerging as perpetuators of their own Jewish traditions while open to change from the outside world.

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

A comprehensive historical-critical study of Jewish slavery in antiquity, this work compares the Jewish discourse on slavery with Graeco-Roman and Christian attitudes.

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Author: Catherine Hezser

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019928086X

Page: 439

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This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views while at the same time preserving specifically Jewish nuances. Hezser examines the impact of domestic slavery on the ancient Jewish household and on family relationships. She discusses the perceived advantages of slaves over other types of labor and evaluates their role within the ancient Jewish economy. The ancient Jewish experience of slavery seems to have been so pervasive that slave images also entered theological discourse. Like their Graeco-Roman and Christian counterparts, ancient Jewish intellectuals did not advocate the abolition of slavery, but they used the biblical tradition and their own judgements to ameliorate the status quo.

A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism

Offering original scholarship and fresh insights on late ancient Jewish history and culture, this unique volume: Offers a one-volume exploration of "second temple," "Greco-Roman," and "rabbinic" periods and sources Explores Jewish life ...

A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism

Author: Gwynn Kessler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119113628

Page: 560

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An innovative approach to the study of ten centuries of Jewish culture and history A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism explores the Jewish people, their communities, and various manifestations of their religious and cultural expressions from the third century BCE to the seventh century CE. Presenting a collection of 30 original essays written by noted scholars in the field, this companion provides an expansive examination of ancient Jewish life, identity, gender, sacred and domestic spaces, literature, language, and theological questions throughout late ancient Jewish history and historiography. Editors Gwynn Kessler and Naomi Koltun-Fromm situate the volume within Late Antiquity, enabling readers to rethink traditional chronological, geographic, and political boundaries. The Companion incorporates a broad methodology, drawing from social history, material history and culture, and literary studies to consider the diverse forms and facets of Jews and Judaism within multiple contexts of place, culture, and history. Divided into five parts, thematically-organized essays discuss topics including the spaces where Jews lived, worked, and worshiped, Jewish languages and literatures, ethnicities and identities, and questions about gender and the body central to Jewish culture and Judaism. Offering original scholarship and fresh insights on late ancient Jewish history and culture, this unique volume: Offers a one-volume exploration of “second temple,” “Greco-Roman,” and “rabbinic” periods and sources Explores Jewish life across most of the geographic places where Jews or Judaeans were known to have lived Features original maps of areas cited in every essay, including maps of Jewish settlement throughout Late Antiquity Includes an outline of major historical events, further readings, and full references A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism: 3rd Century BCE - 7th Century CE is a valuable resource for students, instructors, and scholars of Jewish studies, religion, literature, and ethnic identity, as well as general readers with interest in Jewish history, world religions, Classics, and Late Antiquity.

Jewish Christianity and the History of Judaism

Collecting revised versions of previously published articles together with new materials, Annette Yoshiko Reed reconsiders Jewish-Christianity in the context of Late Antiquity and in conversation with Jewish studies.

Jewish Christianity and the History of Judaism

Author: Annette Yoshiko Reed

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161544765

Page: 535

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"Jewish-Christianity" is a contested category in current research. But for precisely this reason, it may offer a powerful lens through which to rethink the history of Jewish/Christian relations. Traditionally, Jewish-Christianity has been studied as part of the origins and early diversity of Christianity. Collecting revised versions of previously published articles together with new materials, Annette Yoshiko Reed reconsiders Jewish-Christianity in the context of Late Antiquity and in conversation with Jewish studies. She brings further attention to understudied texts and traditions from Late Antiquity that do not fit neatly into present day notions of Christianity as distinct from Judaism. In the process, she uses these materials to probe the power and limits of our modern assumptions about religion and identity.

The Origin of the Jews

The article that sparked the debate was Adele Reinhartz, “The Vanishing Jews of
Antiquity,” published in the online review Marginalia on June 24, 2014: http://
marginalia.lareviewofbooks .org/vanishing-jews-antiquity-adele-reinhartz/ ...

The Origin of the Jews

Author: Steven Weitzman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691191654

Page: 408

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The scholarly quest to answer the question of Jewish origins The Jews have one of the longest continuously recorded histories of any people in the world, but what do we actually know about their origins? While many think the answer to this question can be found in the Bible, others look to archaeology or genetics. Some skeptics have even sought to debunk the very idea that the Jews have a common origin. Steven Weitzman takes a learned and lively look at what we know—or think we know—about where the Jews came from, when they arose, and how they came to be. He sheds new light on the assumptions and biases of those seeking answers—and the religious and political agendas that have made finding answers so elusive. Introducing many approaches and theories, The Origin of the Jews brings needed clarity and historical context to this enduring and divisive topic.

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