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The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction

This quantity comprises twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays written by means of Tessa Rajak, a well known pupil, on points of Judaism within the Greco-Roman international. The essays derive from the author's long-standing pursuits within the research of texts as files of cultural and non secular interplay, and in how Jewish groups have been woven into the social textile of Greek towns within the Hellenistic and Roman East. The ebook is split into 4 sections: Greeks and Jews, Josephus, The Jewish Diaspora and Epigraphy, and an epilogue, which addresses glossy makes use of and abuses of the Greek-Jewish polarity as exemplified through 3 nineteenth-century writers. students and scholars from a wide selection of backgrounds will gain. This ebook has additionally been released in hardback, please click on the following for info.

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1. it seems that relating to pre-70 Palestine, Greeks have been for Josephus often those that lived in towns with Greek structure, the remainder being Syrians. 2. At this level his conceptualization of the Jew/Greek dichotomy overlaps with the Jew/Gentile dichotomy. three. Greeks and the Greek way of life appear to have remarkably little to do with Jews in Josephus' illustration of the scene in Jewish Palestine. four. Josephus, at any cost, at time of writing of the conflict, didn't have a unified perception of Greek tradition.

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