Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire : the poetics of power in late antiquity / edited by Natalie B. Dohrmann and Annette Yoshiko Reed.
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- First edition.
- Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
- Jewish culture and contexts.
Jewish culture and contexts
1 online resource (400 p.)
- Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Rome -- Religion.
- Electronic books.
- In histories of ancient Jews and Judaism, the Roman Empire looms large. For all the attention to the Jewish Revolt and other conflicts, however, there has been less concern for situating Jews within Roman imperial contexts; just as Jews are frequently dismissed as atypical by scholars of Roman history, so Rome remains invisible in many studies of rabbinic and other Jewish sources written under Roman rule.Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire brings Jewish perspectives to bear on long-standing debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity. Focusing on the third to sixth centuries, it draws together specialists in Jewish and Christian history, law, literature, poetry, and art. Perspectives from rabbinic and patristic sources are juxtaposed with evidence from piyyutim, documentary papyri, and synagogue and church mosaics. Through these case studies, contributors highlight paradoxes, subtleties, and ironies of Romanness and imperial power.Contributors: William Adler, Beth A. Berkowitz, Ra'anan Boustan, Hannah M. Cotton, Natalie B. Dohrmann, Paula Fredriksen, Oded Irshai, Hayim Lapin, Joshua Levinson, Ophir Münz-Manor, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Hagith Sivan, Michael D. Swartz, Rina Talgam.
Introduction. Rethinking Romanness, Provincializing Christendom
Introduction Part I
Chapter 1. The Afterlives of the Torah’s Ethnic Language: The Sifra and Clement on Leviticus 18.1– 5
Chapter 2. The Kingdom of Edessa and the Creation of a Christian Aristocracy
Chapter 3. Law and Imperial Idioms: Rabbinic Legalism in a Roman World
Chapter 4. The Law of Moses and the Jews: Rabbis, Ethnic Marking, and Romanization
Introduction Part II
Chapter 5. There Is No Place Like Home: Rabbinic Responses to the Christianization of Palestine
Chapter 6. Between Gaza and Minorca: The (Un)Making of Minorities in Late Antiquity
Chapter 7. Christian Historiographers’ Reflections on Jewish- Christian Violence in Fifth- Century Alexandria
Chapter 8. Narrating Salvation: Verbal Sacrifices in Late Antique Liturgical Poetry
Chapter 9. Israelite Kingship, Christian Rome, and the Jewish Imperial Imagination: Midrashic Precursors to the Medieval “Throne of Solomon”
Introduction Part III
Chapter 10. Chains of Tradition from Avot to the ′Avodah Piyutim
Chapter 11. Change and Continuity in Late Legal Papyri from Palaestina Tertia: Nomos Hellênikos and Ethos Rômaikon
Chapter 12. The Representation of the Temple and Jerusalem in Jewish and Christian Houses of Prayer in the Holy Land in Late Antiquity
Chapter 13. Roman Christianity and the Post- Roman West: The Social Correlates of the Contra Iudaeos Tradition
Select Bibliography of Secondary Sources
Index of Selected Primary Sources
- Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 3, 2013).
- Reed, Annette Yoshiko, 1973-
Dohrmann, Natalie B.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.9783/9780812208573 doi
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