Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities / Edition 1

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Overview

Articles examine the city of Jerusalem and other Jewish communities of the Mediterranean diaspora, as reflected in the writings of Luke, Josephus and Philo. Topics covered include social identity, everyday life and religious practice.
This will be of interest to students of Roman history, biblical studies, ancient Judaism and Hellenistic history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415186384
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction, Sean V. Freyne
2. The Hellenistic City of Jerusalem, Lester L. Grabbe
3. The Legal Status of Jews in the Diaspora, Tessa Rajak
4. Jews in the Hellenistic Cities of Acts, Fearghus Ó Fearghail
5. Synagogue Communities in the Graeco-Roman Cities, Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley
6. Population and Proselytism: How many Jews were there in the Ancient World?, Brian McGing
7. Jewish Calendar Reckoning in the Graeco-Roman Cities, Sacha Stern
8. The Essenes in Greek Sources: Some Reflections, John Dillon
9. Joesphus and Jewish Apologetics in the Diaspora, John Barclay
10. Philo, Alexandria, Empire: Allegorical Interpretation as an Aspect of Imperial Rhetoric, Jonathan Dyck
11. Ethnic Continuity in the Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity, Gideon Bohak
12. Aspects of Everyday Life in Roman Palestine with Special Reference to Private Domiciles and Public Baths, Eric M. Meyers
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