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Author Efron, John M., author

Title The Jews : a history / John Efron, Steven Weitzman, Matthias Lehmann
Edition Third edition
Published London : Routledge, 2018


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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Figures; List of Maps; Preface to the Third Edition; Publisher's Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Notes on Spelling and Transliteration; 1. Ancient Israel and Other Ancestors; Searching for Israel's Origins; BCE and CE: The Religious Background of How We Think About History; The Origins and Meaning(s) of the Name Israel; The Biblical World in Brief; A Confirmable Chronology of Ancient Israelite History; Fitting the Bible Into History; Political Awakenings; The Search for Solomon's Temple; Family Ties
Biblical Archaeology: A Controversial QuestSurviving Mesopotamian Domination; Sex and Death in Ancient Israel; The Early History of God; Where Does God Come From?; From the Historical Israel Back to Biblical Israel; 2. Becoming the People of the Book; Restoration?; Intermarriage: Biblical Arguments for and Against; Stage 1: The Composition of Biblical Literature; On Why the Bible Is Not a Book; How Does the Hebrew Bible Differ From Other Ancient Near Eastern Texts?; A Snapshot of the Hebrew Bible in the Making; Stage 2: The Canonization of the Bible; A Crash Course in the Jewish Bible
Biblical Stories the Bible Doesn't TellModern Encounters With Mount Sinai; The Bible and the Birth of Jewish Culture; Five Questions About the Jewish Bible; 3. Jews and Greeks; From Alexander to Ptolemaic Egypt; Exile or Diaspora?; Seleucid Rule and the Maccabean Revolt; Did Antisemitism Originate in Hellenistic Egypt?; Is Martyrdom a Jewish Invention?; Forgotten Heroines of Hanukkah: Were the True Heroes of the Maccabean Revolt Women?; Emerging Religious Differences; Answering Some Questions About the Dead Sea Scrolls; The Afterlife of Jewish Hellenistic Culture; 4. Between Caesar and God
Roman Rule and Its Jewish AlliesThe Jews in Roman Eyes; Resisting Rome-and the Aftermath; Who Were the Zealots?; The Mass Suicide at Masada; Letters From a Rebel; Jewish Life Before and After the Temple's Destruction; Christianity's Emergence From Jewish Culture; The Quest for the Historical Jesus; The Origin of Satan; From the Sabbath to Sunday; Did the Jews Kill Jesus?; The Transition to Late Antiquity; 5. From Temple to Talmud; The Late Antique Context of Rabbinic Judaism; Jewish Life in a Christianized Roman Context; Converting the Land of Israel Into the Christian Holy Land
Jewish Life in Sasanian BabyloniaA Synagogue in a War Zone; Putting the Rabbis Into the Picture; The Emergence of Rabbinic Culture; What Became of the Priests After the Temple's Destruction?; The Age of the Mishnah; The Other Ancient Jewish Language; The Babylonian Talmud and Beyond; Wading Into the Sea of Talmud; Arguing With God; The Impact of the Rabbis on Jewish Culture; A Who's Who of the Ancient Rabbis; Cracking the Bible's Code Rabbinically; A Brief Introduction to Jewish Prayer; 6. Under the Crescent; The Jews and Early Islam; Muhammad and the Jews
Notes <P>List of figures List of maps Preface Publishers Acknowledgements Notes on Spelling and Transliteration 1. Ancient Israel and Other Ancestors 2. Becoming the People of the Book 3. Jews and Greeks 4. Between Caesar and God 5. From Temple to Talmud 6. Under the Crescent 7. Under the Cross 8. A Jewish Resistance 9. New Worlds, East and West 10. The State of the Jews, the Jews and the State 11. Modern Transformations 12. The Politics of Being Jewish 13. A World Upended 14. The Holocaust 15. Into the Present Timeline of Jewish History Glossary Index</P>
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Subject Jews -- History
Judaism -- History
Genre/Form Electronic books
Author Lehmann, Matthias B., 1970- author
Weitzman, Steven, 1965- author
ISBN 9781351017848