Judaea-Palaestina, Babylon and Rome: Jews in antiquity

Benjamin Isaac (Editor), Yuval Shahar (Editor)

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The present volume brings together papers by internationally renowned specialists in Jewish history in the Roman period. Most of them were read at a conference at Tel Aviv University in 2009 in honour of Aharon Oppenheimer. The volume focuses on a number of well-defined key topics in the history of the Jews both in
Judea and in the diaspora: first of all the image of Jews among non-Jews and of non-Jews among Jews; questions of social and intellectual history, mostly those dealing with the transformation that took place as a result of the failed Jewish revolts against Rome and urgent issues in modern scholarship.
Studies to be mentioned here are: the relationship and cultural differences between Palestinian and Babylonian Jews; the relationship between Jews and early Christians; the evolving image of first century Judaism as projected in the early Christian sources and modern scholarship; the role of the sages in this
period, conversion to Judaism, and Jewish resistance and martyrdom under Roman rule.
Many of the papers provide a new assessment of the relevant subjects in the light of changing views of social and religious history. Central to many of the papers is a focus on attitudes toward others and collective image: the Jews as seen by others; Jews looking at others and at internal groups. Another category of articles
are chapters in social and intellectual history with a sensitive and controversial ideology in the background, some of them providing provocative re-assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTübingen
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Number of pages324
ISBN (Electronic)9783161520259
ISBN (Print)3161516974, 9783161516979
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameTexts and studies in ancient Judaism
PublisherMohr Siebeck
ISSN (Print)0721-8753

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Oppenheimer, Aharon -- 1940-
  • Gentiles
  • History, Ancient
  • Jews -- Civilization -- To 70 A.D
  • Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D -- Congresses
  • Eretz Israel -- History -- To 70 A.D -- Congresses
  • אופנהיימר, אהרן -- 1940-
  • Oppenheimer, Aharon
  • Goyyim
  • Non-Jews
  • Gentiles and Jews
  • Ancient history
  • Ancient world history
  • אופנהימר, אהרן -- 1940-
  • אפענהיימער, אהרן -- 1940-


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