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Jewish Culture and Society Under the Christian Roman Empire (Richard Kalmin Seth Schwartz (eds)) Paperback Book, (Peeters, 2003) 9789042911819
Jewish Culture and Society Under the Christian Roman Empire (Richard Kalmin Seth Schwartz (eds)) Paperback Book, (Peeters, 2003) 9789042911819
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Title: Jewish Culture and Society Under the Christian Roman Empire

Author: Kalmin, Richard Seth Schwartz (eds)

Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2003

Paperback; ISBN: 9789042911819

Volumes: 1; Pages: 492

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This book investigates the complexity, diversity, uniqueness and enduring significance of Jewish life in the Christian Roman Empire, from 312 to 634 C.E. During this period there occurred an unprecedented Jewish cultural explosion, encompassing the compilation and/or composition of such texts as the Palestinian Talmud, the main aggadic midrashim, an extensive magical/mystical literature, the revived apocalypse, a vast corpus of piyyutim and the beginnings of a practically oriented halakhic literature. Furthermore, this was the era of the florition of Jewish art, for it was only in the fourth century that a specifically Jewish iconographic language came into common use in the synagogues and catacombs, the archeological remains of almost all of which date from this period. This volume moves toward a synthesizing and contextualizing view of the Jewish cultural production of late antiquity, examining the interaction of Jews, Christians and pagans and with the emergence of new religious forms generated by such interaction.Table of ContentsIntroduction Acknowledgements Palestinian Rabbinic Attitudes to Intermarriage in Historical and Cultural Context Slipping Toward Sacrament: Jews, Christians, and Marriage Contextualizing Jewish Art: The Synagogues at Hammat Tiberias and Sepphoris The Jewish Image of God in Late Antiquity Jewish Literacy and the Use of Writing in Late Roman Palestine Some Types of Jewish-Christian Interaction in Late Antiquity Holy Men, Rabbis, and Demonic Sages in Late AntiquityLions, Snakes, and Asses: Palestinian Jewish Holy Men as Masters of the Animal Kingdom The Diadoche of the Rabbis; or, Judah the Patriarch at Yauneh Hegemony and its Discontents: Rabbis as a Late Antique Provincial Population Tragedies Naturally Performed: Fatal Charades, Parodia Sacra, and the Death of Titus Justinian's Novella 146 Between Jews and Christians Jewish and 'Judaizing' Eschatologies in Jerome Bibliography Index of Topics Index of Sources
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