Jews in a Graeco-Roman World / Edition 1

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Overview

This book collects studies of the social, cultural, and religious history of the Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. The sixteen contributors—some specialists in Jewish history, others in classical studies—tackle the extent to which Jews in this 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199271399
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/6/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Wolfson College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Notes on contributors
Pt. I The Hellenistic and Roman world : Jewish perspectives
1 Jews, Greeks, and Romans 3
2 Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the third sibylline oracle 15
3 The Hellenization of Jerusalem and Shechem 37
4 Josephus' Tobiads : back to the second century? 47
Pt. II Social integration?
5 Jews, Christians and others in Palestine : the evidence from Eusebius 65
6 Where were the Jews of the diaspora buried? 75
Pt. III Similarities?
7 Graeco-Roman voluntary associations and ancient Jewish sects 93
8 Antichrist among Jews and Gentiles 113
9 Rhetoric and assumptions : Romans and Rabbis in sex 135
10 Gambling in ancient Jewish society and in the Graeco-Roman world 145
11 The Rabbis and the documents 167
12 Jewish penal authority in Roman Judaea 181
Pt. IV Differences?
13 Synagogue leadership : the case of the archisynagogue 195
14 The structure of the Jewish community in Rome 215
15 The gifts of God at Sardis 229
16 Dissonance and misunderstanding in Jewish-Roman relations 241
Works cited 251
Index 279
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