Jewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans: Primary Readings

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A&C Black, Oct 1, 1996 - Religion - 455 pages
Two of the world's leading authorities on the classical era bring together a comprehensive treasury of sources on Judaism in the ancient period.
 

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Contents

1 THE GREEKS DISCOVER THE JEWS
1
2 THE BEGINNINGS OF HELLENIZATION IN EGYPT
17
3 JEWISH LIFE IN OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE DIASPORA
61
4 PROJEWISH ATTITUDES BY GOVERNMENTS
77
5 PROJEWISH ATTITUDES BY INTELLECTUALS
105
6 CONVERSION TO JUDAISM
123
7 SYMPATHIZERS GODFEARERS
137
8 THE JEWS IN PALESTINE
147
9 REVOLTS OF THE JEWS AGAINST THE ROMAN EMPIRE
265
10 CRITICISM AND HOSTILITY TOWARDS JEWS
305
Glossary of Recurring Terms
397
Suggested Topics for Further Research
401
General Bibliography
407
Index of Ancient Authors Tracts and Documents
415
General Index
423
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Louis H. Feldman is Professor of Classics at Yeshiva University. His books include "Josephus and Modern Scholarship, 1937-1980" (1984), "Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World: Attitudes and Interactions from Alexander to Justinian" (1993), and "Studies in Hellenistic Judaism" (1996).

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