Twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays, three of them previously unpublished, on aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, by a well-known scholar.
Author: Tessa Rajak
Twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays, three of them previously unpublished, on aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, by a well-known scholar. The four sections are: Greeks and Jews, Josephus, The Jewish Diaspora and Epigraphy, and finally Beyond the Greeks and Romans. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: Studies in Cultural and Social
Interaction. Leiden: Brill, 2001. ———. “Jews, Pagans and Christians in Late
Antique Sardis: Models of Inter‐action.” In The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: ...
Author: Karen B. Stern
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the richness of their quotidian lives. Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace--in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. Karen Stern reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them, people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works. Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, she documents the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries. Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, Writing on the Wall provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.
Greek culture was deeply intertwined with Jewish life from the early Hellenistic
period to an extent where contemporaries were not themselves wholly aware of
the strands” (Tessa Rajak, The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: Studies
Author: Sarah Emanuel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Positions Revelation within an ancient Jewish context and demonstrates how the author used humor to resist Roman power.
Christianity , Judaism and Other Greco - Roman Cults : Studies for Morton Smith
at Sixty , part 3 : Judaism before 70 ( Leiden ... The Sense of History in Jewish
Intertestamental Writing in Rajak , The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome ...
Author: Tamar Landau
Publisher: Ancient Judaism and Early Chri
This book discusses the Herod narratives of Josephus in the light of narratology and rhetoric. It offers an innovative interpretation of the rhetorical and dramatic makeup of the parallel accounts of Herod's history and suggests new ways of understanding Josephus' complexity as a historian between two cultures.
That a Jewish group accepted her patronage suggests both its considerable
openness to and participation in civic ... Title , and Social Status in the Greco -
Jewish Synagogue , ” in T . Rajak , The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome
Author: Ruben Zimmermann
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
English summary: Whereas previous methods of understanding Jesus' parables were strictly separated according to history, literature and the aesthetics of reception, the authors of this book attempt to look at the various approaches together from the perspective of hermeneutics. Although the individual contributors to the volume do represent different perspectives, the connection between the various approaches can be perceived in this collection of essays, which are based on papers presented while working on the Compendium of the Parables of Jesus (edited by R. Zimmermann, Gutersloh 2007) during the Conference on Parables in Bielefeld in October 2005 and February 2006. In their articles, the authors seek to establish a dialogue with American research on parables. German description: Gleichnisse sind Ratseltexte. Sie sind nicht klar und eindeutig, sondern setzen einen Prozess der Deutung in Gang, der je nach Perspektive unterschiedlich ausfallen kann. So gibt es nicht nur eine richtige Interpretation eines Gleichnisses, sondern vielmehr unterschiedliche Verstehensmoglichkeiten, die je und je neu gefunden werden mussen.In ihrer bewusst kalkulierten Deutungsoffenheit machen die Gleichnisse die Reflexion der Verstehensvoraussetzungen und -methoden unerlasslich, sie erfordern Hermeneutik. Der vorliegende Sammelband stellt sich dieser Herausforderung und dokumentiert dabei zugleich hermeneutische Weichenstellungen, die innerhalb des Kompendiums der Gleichnisse Jesu (hg. v. R. Zimmermann, 2007, Gutersloher Verlagshaus) leitend wurden.Im Einzelnen werden historische (z.B. sozialgeschichtliche), sprachwissenschaftliche (z.B. gattungstheoretische) sowie rezeptionsasthetische (z.B. semiotische) Ansatze der Gleichnisdeutung vorgestellt und diskutiert. Dabei wird immer wieder der Dialog mit der amerikanischen Gleichnisforschung gesucht. Neben der Divergenz der Verstehenswege sollen aber auch Schnittstellen und mogliche Verknupfungen unterschiedlicher Perspektiven im Horizont einer eintegrativen Gleichnishermeneutik' sichtbar werden.
Prophecy and History in the Crisis of the Roman Empire : A Historical
Commentary on the Thirteenth Sibylline Oracle . Oxford ... The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome : Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction . Leiden : Brill .
Author: Warren Carter
Publisher: T&T Clark
In this significant and innovative contribution, Warren Carter explores John's Gospel as a work of imperial negotiation in the context of Ephesus, capital of the Roman province of Asia. Carter employs multiple methods, rejects sectarian scenarios, and builds on other Christian writings and recent studies of diaspora synagogues that combined participationist lifestyles with observance of distinctive practices to argue that imperial negotiation was a contested issue for late first-century Jesus-believers. While a number of Jesus-believers probably lived societally-accommodated lives, John's Gospel employs a "rhetoric of distance" to urge much less accommodation and to create an alternative "anti-society" for followers of Jesus crucified by the empire but vindicated by God. In addition to establishing this tense historical setting, chapters identify various arenas and strategies of imperial negotiation in wide-ranging discussions of the gospel's genre, plot, Christological titles, developing traditions, eternal life, the image of God as father, ecclesiology, Jesus' conflict with Pilate, and resurrection and ascension. Carter has explored interactions between the emerging Christian movement and the Roman Empire in various articles and book-length studies such as Matthew and the Margins (Orbis), Matthew and Empire (Trinity Press International/Continuum), Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor (Liturgical), and The Roman Empire and the New Testament (Abingdon).
Tessa Rajak , The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome , Leiden 2001 , 301 ff
. 238 Zur haoypavia s . Sherman L . Wallace , Taxation in Egypt from Augustus to
Diocletian , New York 1938 , 119 f . ; Joseph Modrzejewski , Entre la cité et la ...
The Jews Among Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire , 53-78 . London .
... Diaspora : Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans . ... The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome . Leiden . Reynolds , J. & Tannenbaum , R. 1987. Jews and 53
Category: Classical antiquities
Vol. 1 is "Roman life and letters." Studies presented to T. J. Haarho ff.
The Johannine Reception of the Psalms . 1999. ISBN 90 04 11448 3 48 T.Rajak . The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome . Studies in Cultural and Social
Interaction 2000. ISBN 90 04 11285 5 49 H.H.D.Williams , 111. The Wisdom of
Author: Cilliers Breytenbach
Publisher: Ancient Judaism and Early Chri
This volume - a Festschrift in honour of the renowned Acts of the Apostles-scholar Eckhard Plümacher- contains various articles on several aspects of Luke's Acts of the Apostles
As Tessa Rajak writes , ' The Greeks are understood as being what the Hebrews
are understood as not being. ... Exploitation of Polarities in the Nineteenth
Century ' , in Rajak , The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome : Studies in
Author: Jeremy Cohen
Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish
"Part I addresses the idea itself and considers its ramifications. Richard I. Cohen focuses on the nexus between notions of 'Jewish contribution' and those of 'Jewish superiority', David N. Myers shifts the focus from 'contribution' to 'civilization', arguing that the latter term often served the interests of Jewish intellectuals far better, and Moshe Rosman shows how the current emphasis on multiculturalism has given the idea of a 'Jewish contribution' new life. Part II turns to the relationship between Judaism and other monotheistic cultures. Elliott Horowitz's essay on the sabbath serves as an instructive test-case for the dynamic and complexity of the 'contribution' debate and a pointer to more general, theoretical issues.
259–81 , 320–35 ; Martin Goodman , ed . , Jews in the Graeco - Roman World (
Oxford : Clarendon , 1998 ) ; Tessa Rajak , The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome : Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction ( Leiden : Brill , 2002 ) , pp .
13 ( 1980 ) , 662 – 762 ; T . Rajak , ' Was there a Roman Charter for the Jews ? '
JRS 74 ( 1984 ) , 107 – 23 = The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome :
Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction ( Leiden , 2001 ) , 301 - 33 ; J . - E .
Author: Peter Schafer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Papers presented at a conference held at Princeton University in Nov., 2001.
91 On martyrdom in Judaism , see Tessa Rajak , “ Dying for the Law : The
Martyr's Portrait in Jewish - Greek Literature , ” in idem , The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome : Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction ( AGJU 48 ;
Author: Karin Finsterbusch
Publisher: Numen Books: Studies in the Hi
The present volume asks to which extent ancient practices and traditions of human sacrifice are reflected in medieval and modern Judeo-Christian times and also includes contributions concerned with the Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece.
Rajak , Tessa , Josephus : The Historian and his Society , Duckworth , London ,
1983 , 2002 - The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome , Brill , Leiden , 2001
Richardson , Peter , Herod : King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans ...
Author: Geza Vermes
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The books of the New Testament are some of the most extraordinary documents ever created - brilliant, vivid works central to the lives of many millions of readers over the centuries. Yet, the picture they give of Jesus' world is a very partial one. Written thirty to eighty years after the events they describe and with very specific doctrinal aims they addressed a Greek-speaking audience when Christianity was at its most precarious. Geza Vermes, one of the world's foremost biblical scholars, is uniquely positioned to guide the reader through the many conundrums presented by the New Testament. Who's Who in the Age of Jesus is an ambitious and enjoyable attempt to sift through all the sources for the period to create biographies of the major (and some fascinating minor) figures from Jesus' era. The book allows readers to understand a Jewish, Roman and Hellenistic world crowded with explosive, mutually antagonistic groups - a world which would give rise both to a new Judaism and ultimately to Christianity. From detailed, convincing portraits of Jesus, John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, Herod and other key New Testament figures to the Jewish and Roman leaders like Hillel, Caiaphas, Augustus, Vespasian and Titus, hardly or not at all mentioned in the Gospels or the Acts of the Apostles, Geza Vermes' illustrated Who's Who will throw much fresh light on the age of Jesus and provoke innumerable arguments and discussions.
Josephus , the Historian and his Society , The Jews among Pagans and
Christians in the Roman Empire ( t . ed ) ; The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome ; Philosophers and Power ( t . ed . ) . Ad . : 64 Talbot Rd . , London , N6
Author: Stephen W. Massil
Essays: Professor Yitzchak Apeloig: Israel's Scientific Achievements 19482008 Professor Colin Shindler: The Tel Aviv Centenary 19092009 Dr David Conway: Mendelssohn and Jewishness Willow Winston and Stephen Massil: The career of Ruth Winston-Fox, MBE (1
This interpretation is based on the assumption that the Greek laós means the
Jewish people . ... Archisynagogoi : Office , Title and Social Status in the Greco -
Jewish Synagogue ' , in The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome : Studies in
Pages 99 - 133 in The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome . Leiden : Brill ,
2002 . - . “ Josephus in the Diaspora . ” Pages 79 - 97 in Flavius Josephus and
Flavian Rome . Edited by Jonathan Edmondson , Steve Mason , and James
Author: Mark Andrew Brighton
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
This book offers a comprehensive study of the Sicarii in Josephus s Judean War. Detailed rhetorical analyses are provided not only for the Masada narrative, where Josephus tells how the Sicarii famously committed suicide, but also for all other places in War where their activities are described or must be inferred from the context. The study shows how Josephus adopted the Sicarii in his narrative to develop and bring to a resolution several major themes in War. In a departure from the classical proposal that the Sicarii were an armed and fanatical off-shoot of the Zealots, this work concludes that from a historical perspective, Sicarii was a somewhat fluid term used to describe Jews of the Judean revolt who were associated with acts of violence against their own people for religious/political ends.
Author: Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaPublish On: 2010
Rajak , T. 2001 The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome : Studies in Social
and Cultural Interaction . Leiden . Ritti , T. 1992–93 Nuovi dati su una nota
epigrafe sepolcrale con stefanotico da Hierapolis di Frigia . Scienze dell'antichità
Author: Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Category: Eretz Israel
"Published for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem."
For too long Jews in Late Antiquity have been assessed almost exclusively from
the viewpoint of Roman legal texts . ... The Jewish dialogue with Greece and Rome : studies in cultural and social interaction ( Leiden , 2001 ) ; E . S . Gruen ...