Jews in a Graeco-Roman World / Edition 1

Jews in a Graeco-Roman World / Edition 1

by Martin Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199271399

ISBN-13: 9780199271399

Pub. Date: 05/06/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The papers in this book represent a unique integration of Jewish history and classics. They tackle from different angles the extent to which Jews in the Graeco-Roman period differed from other peoples in the Mediterranean region, and how much Jewish evidence can be used for the history of the wider classical world. The authors make extensive use not only of types of…  See more details below

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The papers in this book represent a unique integration of Jewish history and classics. They tackle from different angles the extent to which Jews in the Graeco-Roman period differed from other peoples in the Mediterranean region, and how much Jewish evidence can be used for the history of the wider classical world. The authors make extensive use not only of types of evidence familiar to classicists, such as inscriptions and the writings of Josephus, but also Jewish religious literature, including Rabbinic texts. The various studies demonstrate that, although Jews lived to some extent apart from others with distinctive customs, in many ways their history also highlights the cultural presuppositions and preoccupations of their non-Jewish contemporaries. The book aims to encourage wider use of the Jewish evidence by classicists and will be important for all students of the classical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199271399
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Notes on contributors
Pt. IThe Hellenistic and Roman world : Jewish perspectives
1Jews, Greeks, and Romans3
2Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the third sibylline oracle15
3The Hellenization of Jerusalem and Shechem37
4Josephus' Tobiads : back to the second century?47
Pt. IISocial integration?
5Jews, Christians and others in Palestine : the evidence from Eusebius65
6Where were the Jews of the diaspora buried?75
Pt. IIISimilarities?
7Graeco-Roman voluntary associations and ancient Jewish sects93
8Antichrist among Jews and Gentiles113
9Rhetoric and assumptions : Romans and Rabbis in sex135
10Gambling in ancient Jewish society and in the Graeco-Roman world145
11The Rabbis and the documents167
12Jewish penal authority in Roman Judaea181
Pt. IVDifferences?
13Synagogue leadership : the case of the archisynagogue195
14The structure of the Jewish community in Rome215
15The gifts of God at Sardis229
16Dissonance and misunderstanding in Jewish-Roman relations241
Works cited251
Index279

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