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 Jewish People in Classical Antiquity

John Hayes and Sara Mandell provide a clear exposition of Jewish history from 333 BCE to 135 CE. This volume focuses on the Judean-Jerusalem community from a historical rather than ideological or theological perspective.

The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity

Author: John Haralson Hayes

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664257279

Page: 246

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John Hayes and Sara Mandell provide a clear exposition of Jewish history from 333 BCE to 135 CE. This volume focuses on the Judean-Jerusalem community from a historical rather than ideological or theological perspective. With the inclusion of charts, maps, and ancient texts, the authors have constructed a fascinating account that is indispensable for the study of this crucial period.

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 Jews of Italy

The Jews of Italy: Antiquity describes the history of the Jewish presence on the peninsula during the first seven centuries, from the days of the Maccabees to Pope Gregory the Great.

The Jews of Italy

Author: Shlomo Simonsohn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900428236X

Page: 498

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The Jews of Italy: Antiquity describes the history of the Jewish presence on the peninsula during the first seven centuries, from the days of the Maccabees to Pope Gregory the Great.

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”.

The Jews in Late Antiquity

This short book uses the available evidence to present facts and debates around Jews in late antiquity and to provide a first step toward the understanding of this little-known period in Jewish history.

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Author: Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Publisher: ARC - Past Imperfect

ISBN: 9781942401650

Page: 106

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This short book uses the available evidence to present facts and debates around Jews in late antiquity and to provide a first step toward the understanding of this little-known period in Jewish history.

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 History of the Jews in the Greco Roman World

A "History of the Jews in Antiquity" requires some explanation. First, let us be
clear what the present history does not aim to be. It is not intended as a piece of
research covering every aspect of ancient Judaism. The cultural history of ancient
 ...

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.

Art History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity

Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture ...

Art  History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity

Author: Steven Fine

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004238174

Page: 252

View: 466

Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam.

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: 0520943635

Page: 632

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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.

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).

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.

Anti Semitism

In this provocative book, Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that anti-semites have propagated throughout the centuries.

Anti Semitism

Author: F. Schweitzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 140397912X

Page: 309

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In this provocative book, Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that anti-semites have propagated throughout the centuries. Beginning with antiquity, and continuing into the present day, the authors explore the irrational fabrications that have led to numerous acts of violence and hatred against Jews. The book examines ancient and medieval myths central to the history of anti-semitism: Jews as 'Christ-killers', instruments of Satan, and ritual murderers of Christian children. It also explores the scapegoating of Jews in the modern world as conspirators bent on world domination; extortionists who manufactured the Holocaust as a hoax designed to gain reparation payments from Germany; and the leaders of the slave trade that put Africa in chains. No other book has focused its attention exclusively on a thematic discussion of historic and contemporary anti-semitic myths, covering such an expansive scope of time, and allowing for such a painstaking level of exemplification. Anti-semitism is an essential book that will serve as a corrective to bigotry, stereotype, and historical distortion.