ISBN-10:
1138641480
ISBN-13:
9781138641488
Pub. Date:
04/28/2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Rewriting Ancient Jewish History: The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method / Edition 1

Rewriting Ancient Jewish History: The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method / Edition 1

by Amram Tropper
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ISBN-13: 9781138641488
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2016
Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Amram Tropper, Ph.D. (2002) Oxford University, is Senior Lecturer in Jewish History at Ben-Gurion University. His previous publications include Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography (Oxford, 2004), Like Clay in the Hands of the Potter (Merkaz Zalman Shazar, 2011) and Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature (Brill, 2013).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Authenticity

Chapter 1: Can Multiple Versions of a Text be Equally Authentic?

Part II: Hermeneutics

Chapter 2: The Rabbis as Unusual Romans

Part III: Credibility

Chapter 3: An Introduction to Credibility: On Sources, Credibility and Corroboration

Chapter 4: Recovering Josephus’s Sources

Chapter 5: Josephus and History

Chapter 6: The Traditional Historical Method on the Credibility of Rabbinic Literature

Chapter 7: The Collapse of the Traditional Presumptions about Rabbinic Literature

Chapter 8: The New Historical Method on the Credibility of Rabbinic Literature: Three Case Studies

Part IV: Conclusion

Chapter 9: On Hillel the Elder’s Rise to Greatness

Epilogue

Bibliography

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