Judeans, Jews, and their neighbors : Jewish identity in the Second Temple Period / Daniel R. Schwartz Conflicting models of identity and the publication of the Torah in the Persian period / Thomas Römer Joseph in Egypt : living under foreign rule according to the Joseph story and its early intra- and extra-Biblical reception / Jakob Wöhrle The adversaries in Ezra/Nehemiah : fictitious or real? : a case study in creating identity in late Persian and Hellenistic times / Sebastian Grätz Genocide in the Book of Esther : cultural integration and the right of resistance against pogroms / Reinhard Achenbach Are foreign rulers allowed to enter and sacrifice in the Jerusalem Temple? / Rainer Albertz The construction of Samari(t)an identity from the inside and from the outside / Stefan Schorch Manifest identity : from Ioudaios to Jew : household Judaism as anti-hellenization in the Late Hasmonean Era / Andrea M. Berlin Honor and humiliation as a factor in Hasmonean politics according to the narrator of 1 Maccabees / Doron Mendels From the master of the elephants to the most ungracious wretch : the image of foreign commanders in the Second Book of Maccabees / Johannes Schnocks Seduced by the enemy of wise strategy? : the presentation of non-violence and accommodation with foreign powers in ancient Jewish literary sources / Catherine Hezser The high priests and Rome : why cooperation failed / Kai Trampedach.
"Evolved out of the papers presented at an international conference that took place on June 1-3, 2011, at the University of Münster." Includes bibliographical references and index.