The Jews Under Roman Rule (Classic Reprint)

The Jews Under Roman Rule (Classic Reprint)

by William Douglas Morrison


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The Jews Under Roman Rule (Classic Reprint) by William Douglas Morrison

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Jews - the people to whom Christianity was primarily addressed, and the Romans - the people who held together, under one common dominion, the various nationalities through which the Christian faith was destined to spread. In the execution of this taski have not carried the narrative beyond the final de struction of the remnants of the Jewish state under the Emperor Hadrian. After this date an entirely new chapter in Jewish life begins. Henceforth the Jews ceased to be a nation, and again became what they have since remained, simply a religious commu nity. The hope of being able to gratify their national aspirations by force of arms was gradually relinquished. Withdrawing from the broad current of the world's political activities, they began the construction of another Sacred Book, and committed to writing the immense mass of oral laws and traditions that had been accumulating for centuries in the schools of the scribes. The gigantic results of these peaceful labours was the Talmud. This was a form of activity which did not bring the Jews into collision with the civil power, and accordingly the attitude of the Romans towards them, in the period subsequent to the reign of Hadrian, underwent comparatively little change, and calls for little comment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781330050293
Publisher: FB&C Ltd
Publication date: 06/19/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 861,386
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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