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Jewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans: Primary Readings

Jewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans: Primary ReadingsJewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans: Primary Readings
This comprehensive treasury of sources on Judaism in the ancient period will be valued and used by students, scholars, and general readers who are interested in Jewish history, classical studies, or the origins of Christianity.

Two of the world's leading authorities on the classical period bring together an amazing variety of ancient sources in an accessible and interesting way. Included are helpful introductions, a glossary, maps, illustrations, and other aids for reading and research.

This book includes the most comprehensive coverage available of sources in the area of anti-Semitism and (what is usually more neglected) philo-Semitism. It coordinates literacy, epigraphical, papyrological, and numismatic evidence.
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$39.00
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800629267
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Pages 480
  • Dimensions 6 x 9.25
  • Publication Date Dec 19, 1996

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Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Preface
    Sources
    Abbreviations
    List of Illustrations
    Maps

  1. The Greeks Discover the Jews
  2. The Beginnings of Hellenization in Egypt
  3. Jewish Life in Other Countries of the Diaspora
  4. Pro-Jewish Attitudes by Governments
  5. Pro-Jewish Attitudes by Intellectuals
  6. Conversion to Judaism
  7. "Sympathizers" ("God-Fearers")
  8. The Jews in Palestine
  9. Revolts of the Jews Against the Roman Empire
  10. Criticism and Hostility Towards Jews

    Glossary of Recurring Terms
    Suggested Topics for Further Research
    General Bibliography
    Index of Ancient Authors, Tracts, and Documents
    General Index
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