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Jerusalem against Rome (Mireille Hadas-Lebel) Paperback Book, (Peeters, 2006) 9789042916876
Jerusalem against Rome (Mireille Hadas-Lebel) Paperback Book, (Peeters, 2006) 9789042916876
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Title: Jerusalem against Rome

Author: Hadas-Lebel, Mireille

Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9789042916876

Volumes: 1; Pages: 528

List Price in Paper: $102.00 Our price: $81.99

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While conquering the world, Rome encountered a great number of peoples around the Mediterranean. We know very little about how these populations viewed their conquerors. The Jews were the only people to offer a comprehensive view of Rome over a great span of time. They expressed it in a rich corpus of Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic sources, reflecting the evolution of the relations between Jews and Romans: from alliance and friendship to tensions and revolt, culminating for the Jews in temporary compliance to foreign domination together with hopeful expectations for redemption. The image of Rome which emerges from apocryphal, Talmudic and Midrashic literature durably shaped the Jewish political, moral and eschatological vision of the world and history. Table of ContentsThe earthly image of Rome From friendship to disillusionment Rome before 66 B.C.E. as seen by Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus Flavius Josephus, historian of the Roman victory over the Jews Rome and the destruction of the temple in Jewish sources between the end of the first century and 135 CEMemory and history in third and fourth century rabbinic sources Consciousness of Roman power The establishment of a modus vivendiReligious and moral image: constants and variations The image of paganism and the biblical heritage Roman religion through the rabbinic sources and the question cult The moral image of Rome Rome from the eschatological perspective Apocalyptic themes before 70 The role of apocalyptical ideas in the first revolt against Rome Rome at the end of the first century in the eschatological perspective of the last Jewish apocalypses Apocalypse denial and persistence Conclusion: the end of Rome, a hope shared
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