Jews and Christians in the Holy Land: Palestine in the Fourth Century

Jews and Christians in the Holy Land: Palestine in the Fourth Century

by Gunter Stemberger

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Jews and Christians in the Holy Land: Palestine in the Fourth Century by Gunter Stemberger

The fourth century is often referred to as the first Christian century, and for the Jews a period of decline and persecution. But was this change really so immediate and irreversible? What was the real impact of the Christianisation of the Roman Empire on the Jews, especially in their own land? Stemberger draws on all available sources, literary and archaeological, Christian as well as pagan and Jewish, to reconstruct the history of the different religious communities of Palestine in the fourth century.This book demonstrates how lively, creative and resourceful the Jewish communities remained.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567086990
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/03/2000
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Gunter Stemberger is Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Vienna.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Administration, Economy, Population
The Jews of Palestine under Constantine
Church Building and Christianisation
Christian Pilgrimage
Synagogue Building
The Revolt Against Gallus
Julian's Religious Policies and Palestine
The Samaritans
The Jewish Patriarch
The Rabbinate

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