Jews In A Graeco Roman World
Part I: The Hellenistic And Roman World – Jewish Perspectives
1. Jews, Greeks, And Romans , Martin Goodman
2. Jews, Greeks, And Romans In The Third Sibylline Oracle , Erich Gruen
3. The Hellenization Of Jerusalem And Shechem , Seth Schwartz
4. Josephus’ Tobiads , Daniel Schwartz
Part II: Social Integration?
5. Jewish And Christian Communities In Southern Palestine , Benjamin Isaac
6. `And He Made His Grave With The Wicked’ , David Noy
Part III: Similarities?
7. Graeco-Roman Voluntary Associations And Jewish Sects , Albert Baumgarten
8. Antichrist Among Jews And Gentiles , William Horbury
9. Rhetoric And Assumptions: Romans And Rabbis On Sex , Michael Satlow
10. Gambling In Ancient Jewish Society And In The Graeco-Roman World , Joshua Schwartz 11. The Rabbis And The Documents , Hannah Cotton
12. Jewish Penal Authority In Roman Judaea , Aharon Oppenheimer Part IV: Differences?
13. Synagogue Leadership In The Diaspora And Palestine , Lee Levine
14. The Structure Of The Jewish Community In Rome , Margaret Williams
15. The Gifts Of God At Sardis , Tessa Rajak
16 Dissonance And Misinterpretation In Jewish-Roman Relations. Sacha Stern
This book contains studies of the social, cultural, and religious history of the Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. Some of the sixteen contributors are specialists in Jewish history, others in classics. They tackle from different angles the extent to which Jews in this period differed from other peoples in the Mediterranean region, and how much Jewish evidence can be used for the history of the wider classical world.
The authors make extensive use not only of types of evidence familiar to classicists, such as inscriptions and the writing of Josephus, but also Jewish religious literature, including rabbinic texts. The various studies demonstrate that, although Jews lived to some extent apart from others and with distinctive customs, in many ways this showed the cultural presuppositions and preoccupations of their gentile contemporaries.
The book aims to encourage wider use of the Jewish evidence by classicists and will be important for all students of the classical world.
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SKU (ISBN): 9780199271399
Editor: Martin Goodman
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: May 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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