The Sage in Jewish Society in Late Antiquity

The Sage in Jewish Society in Late Antiquity

by Richard Kalmin
     
 

The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian and Babylonian rabbinic relationships with non-Rabbis.
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The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian and Babylonian rabbinic relationships with non-Rabbis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415196949
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IHistorical studies25
1Non-rabbinic Jews27
2Genealogy51
3Hasmonean royalty61
4Bible-reading non-Jews and heretics68
5Rainmaking75
Pt. IIExegetical studies81
6King David83
7Moses94
8Ahitofel101
Conclusion110
Notes115
Bibliography153
General index165
Index of rabbinic and other ancient sources171

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