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Author Hezser, Catherine

Title The Routledge Handbook of Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2021

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Description 1 online resource (569 p.)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity -- 1. Integrating Jews and Judaism Into the Study of Late Antiquity -- 2. Relations Between Jews and Non-Jews -- 3. Internal Jewish Developments -- Bibliography -- Part I Jews in the Byzantine Empire -- 2 From Roman Palestine to a Christian "Holy Land" -- 1. Introduction: Imperial Imprints and Palestine -- 2. The Fourth Century: Constantine and the Hadrianic Imprints
3. The Fifth Century: Competing Visions of the Temple Mount -- 4. The Sixth Century: Decline and Abandon Or a Literary Renaissance? -- 5. The Seventh Century: The Coming of the Messiah? -- 6. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 3 Changes in the Infrastructure and Population of Byzantine Palestine -- 1. Setting the Stage -- a) Palaestina and the "Land of Israel": A Maximalist View -- b) The Sources and Their Limitations -- c) Demographic Increase -- 2. An Innovative Approach: Archaeological Demography -- 3. Religious Demography -- a) Which Jews? -- Hellenized Jews and the Am Ha-Aretz
Poshe Yisrael: the Judaeo-Christians -- Scholarly Theories On the Origins of the Samaritans -- Samaritan Material Culture -- Samaritan Territory -- Schismatic Jews, Non-Jews, Or Heretics? -- The Ethnic Cleansing of the Samaritans -- b) Religious Demography: Nahariyya, a Regional Example -- c) Changes in the Religious Demography -- 4. The Church and the Jews -- a) Christian Expansion and Jewish Decline -- b) The Conquering Cross -- 5. Between Idea and Reality -- 6. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 4 Jews, Judaism, and the Christianization of the Roman Empire -- 1. The Meaning of the Term
2. Christianization of the State -- 3. A Christian Society -- a) Violence -- b) Social Disengagement -- 4. Cultural Christianization -- a) Literature -- b) Material Culture -- Bibliography -- 5 Jews and the Imperial Cult -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Mishnah Avodah Zarah: A Focus On Imperial Rome? -- 3. The Imperial Cult in the Early Byzantine Empire -- 4. The Cult of the Emperor in Yerushalmi Avodah Zarah: A Late Roman Aggiornamento? -- 5. Imperial Christianity as Roman Idolatry? -- Bibliography -- Part II Judaism and Christianity -- 6 Jews and the Emergence of Christianity -- 1. Introduction
2. The Sources -- 3. Claudius' Edict of 49 C.E. -- 4. The New Testament -- 5. Trypho the Jew in Justin Martyr's Dialogue -- 6. A Jewish Fragment in Origen's Contra Celsum: The First Extant Jewish Critique of Christianity From the Mid-Second Century C.E. -- 7. Hellenistic Judaism in Late Antique Palestine -- 8. Rabbinic Positions in Palestine and Babylonia -- 9. Future Research Directions -- Bibliography -- 7 Synagogues and Churches as the Centers of Local Communities -- 1. A Note On Terminology and Interpretative Contexts -- 2. Multilingualism in Palestinian Synagogue Inscriptions
Notes Description based upon print version of record
3. Matters of Identity
Subject Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789.
Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History
Talmud -- Iranian influences
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Jewish diaspora.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315280957
9781315280950