A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Volume 2

The Coming of the Greeks: The Early Hellenistic Period (335-175 BCE)

Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567033963

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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This is the second volume of the projected four-volume history of the Second Temple period. It is axiomatic that there are large gaps in the history of the Persian period, but the early Greek period is possibly even less known. This volume brings together all we know about the Jews during the period from Alexander's conquest to the eve of the Maccabaean revolt, including the Jews in Egypt as well as the situation in Judah. Based directly on the primary sources, which are surveyed, the study addresses questions such as administration, society, religion, economy, jurisprudence, Hellenism and Jewish identity. These are discussed in the context of the wider Hellenistic world and its history. A strength of the study is its extensive up-to-date secondary bibliography (approximately one thousand items).
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The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Peter Schäfer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415305853

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 7055

The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far beyond its biblical origins into a form which was to influence European history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book focuses particularly on the social, economic and religious concerns of this period, and the political status of the Jews as both active agents and passive victims of history. The author provides a straightforward chronological survey of this important period through analysis and interpretation of the existing sources. With its accessible style and explanation of technical terms, the book provides a useful introduction to students and anybody with an interest in post-biblical Judaism.
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The Jews and Judaism during the Greek period

the background of Christianity

Author: William Oscar Emil Oesterley,Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)

Publisher: Associated Faculty Pr Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 307

View: 7134

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Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World

Attitudes and Interactions from Alexander to Justinian

Author: Louis H. Feldman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691029276

Category: History

Page: 679

View: 9801

Relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Hellenistic-Roman period were marked by suspicion and hate, maintain most studies of that topic. But if such conjectures are true, asks Louis Feldman, how did Jews succeed in winning so many adherents, whether full-fledged proselytes or "sympathizers" who adopted one or more Jewish practices? Systematically evaluating attitudes toward Jews from the time of Alexander the Great to the fifth century A.D., Feldman finds that Judaism elicited strongly positive and not merely unfavorable responses from the non-Jewish population. Jews were a vigorous presence in the ancient world, and Judaism was strengthened substantially by the development of the Talmud. Although Jews in the Diaspora were deeply Hellenized, those who remained in Israel were able to resist the cultural inroads of Hellenism and even to initiate intellectual counterattacks. Feldman draws on a wide variety of material, from Philo, Josephus, and other Graeco-Jewish writers through the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha, the Church Councils, Church Fathers, and imperial decrees to Talmudic and Midrashic writings and inscriptions and papyri. What emerges is a rich description of a long era to which conceptions of Jewish history as uninterrupted weakness and suffering do not apply.
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The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

The Hellenistic Period

Author: Bezalel Bar-Kochva

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520943635

Category: Religion

Page: 632

View: 6012

This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific" ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the greatest rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic stereotypes current at the time; and more.
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A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period (vol. 1)

The Persian Period (539-331BCE)

Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567216179

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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In the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Lester Grabbe presents a comprehensive history of Yehud - the Aramaic name for Judah - during the Persian Period. Among the many crucial questions he addresses are: What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? And how do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time.
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Essays on Judaism in the Pre-Hellenistic Period

Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110476878

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 9053

The essays deal with developments during the period from the liquidation of the Judean state to the conquests of Alexander the Great. This was a critical time in the Near East and the Mediterranean world in general. It marked the end of the great Semitic empires until the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D.,decisive changes in religion, with appeal to a creator-deity in Deutero-Isaiah, Babylonian Marduk cult, and Zoroastrianism.For the survivors of the Babylonian conquest in a post-collapse society the issue of continuity, with different groups claiming continuity with the past and possession of the traditions, there developed a situation favourable to the emergence of sects. The most pressing question, however, was what to do faced with the overwhelming power of empire, first Babylonian, then Persian. Finally, with the extinction of the native dynasty and the entire apparatus of a nation-state, the temple became the focus and emblem of group identity.
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First Century Palestinian Judaism

An Annotated Guide to Works in English

Author: David Ray Bourquin,Michael Burgess

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 080951401X

Category: Reference

Page: 316

View: 3055

Jesus was a Jew. That simple statement carries with it a millennia of cultural bias, persecution, and ignorance. David Ray Bourquin attempts to shed some light on what it meant to be a Jew during the Roman Period with this detailed, annotated bibliography of works in English. Following a brief introduction and guide on how to use the book, Bourquin divides his work into three major sections: A. Primary Sources; B. Books; and C. Periodical and Serial Articles. In each section, materials are arranged by subject, and in each sub-section in alphabetical order by main entry. Entries include complete bibliographical data, plus concise, descriptive, and analytical annotations. A glossary and four detailed indexes, all correlated to entry numbers, complete the volume. Every student of the period will want a copy of this carefully compiled bibliography.
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Judaism and Hellenism

Studies in their Encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic Period

Author: Martin Hengel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592441866

Category: Religion

Page: 666

View: 1830

Martin Hengel gathers an encyclopedic amount of material, ancient and modern, to present an exhaustive survey of the early course of Hellenistic civilization as it related to developing Judaism. The result is a highly readable account of a largely unfamiliar world which is indispensable for those interested in Judaism and the birth of Christianity alike. An extensive section of notes and bibliography is included.
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Geschichte der jüdischen Religion

Von der Zeit Alexander des Großen bis zur Aufklärung mit einem Ausblick auf das 19./20. Jahrhundert

Author: Johann Maier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311081823X

Category: Religion

Page: 660

View: 6275

Die von Georg Fohrer angeregte Fortsetzung seiner „Geschichte der israelitischen Religion" (1969) durch eine Geschichte der jüdischen Religion stellte Autor und Verlag vor nicht geringe Probleme. Es handelt sich um den ersten Versuch einer Darstellung der jüdischen Religionsgeschichte in Gestalt eines solchen Lehrbuches. Die Bewältigung des umfangreichen Stoffes erwies sich nicht zuletzt darum als schwierig, weil die Auswahl der anzuführenden Literaturhinweise nicht zu eng getroffen werden durfte, da ja nicht vorausgesetzt werden konnte, dass jeder Leser Zugang zu den entsprechenden judaistischen Bibliographien und Nachschlagewerken hat, und weil selbst unter den Studierenden der Judaistik eine lebhafte Nachfrage nach einer möglichst umfassenden und thematisch geordneten Bibliographie zur Geschichte der jüdischen Religion besteht.
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Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World

Toward a New Jewish Archaeology

Author: Steven Fine,Prof Steven Fine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844918

Category: Art

Page: 267

View: 3092

Art and Judaism During the Greco-Roman Period explores the Jewish experience with art during the Greco-Roman period-from the Hellenistic period through the rise of Islam. It starts from with the premise that Jewish art in antiquity was a "minority" or "ethnic" art and surveys ways that Jews fully participated in, transformed, and at times rejected the art of their general environment. Art and Judaism focuses upon the politics of identity during the Greco-Roman period, even as it discusses ways that modern identity issues have sometimes distorted and at other times refined scholarly discussion of ancient Jewish material culture. Art and Judaism, the first historical monograph on ancient Jewish art in forty years, evaluates earlier scholarship even as it sets out in new directions. Placing literary sources in careful dialogue with archaeological discoveries, this "New Jewish Archaeology" is an important contribution to Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Art History, and Classics. The Revised Edition includes a new introduction, additional images, and color plates.
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Studies in Hellenistic Judaism

Author: Louis H. Feldman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004104181

Category: History

Page: 677

View: 6767

This volume contains essays, previously published in various places, dealing with Josephus, Judaism and Christianity, Latin literature and the Jews, the Romans in Rabbinic literature, and other studies in Hellenistic Judaism.
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The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World

The Jews of Palestine from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest

Author: Peter Schäfer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203321987

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1085

The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far beyond its biblical origins into a form which was to influence European history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book focuses particularly on the social, economic and religious concerns of this period, and the political status of the Jews as both active agents and passive victims of history. The author provides a straightforward chronological survey of this important period through analysis and interpretation of the existing sources. With its accessible style and explanation of technical terms, the book provides a useful introduction to students and anybody with an interest in post-biblical Judaism.
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Jewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans

Primary Readings

Author: Louis H. Feldman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567255557

Category: Religion

Page: 455

View: 5469

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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The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity

From Alexander to Bar Kochba

Author: John Haralson Hayes,Sara Mandell

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664257279

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 6435

John Hayes and Sara Mandell provide a clear exposition of Jewish history from 333 BCE to 135 CE. This volume focuses on the Judean-Jerusalem community from a historical rather than ideological or theological perspective. With the inclusion of charts, maps, and ancient texts, the authors have constructed a fascinating account that is indispensable for the study of this crucial period.
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Jews and Judaism in World History

Author: Howard N. Lupovitch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189641

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6738

This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents. Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore Jewish history in both its religious and non-religious dimensions. The book explores the social, political and cultural aspects of Jewish history, and examines the changes and continuities across the whole of the Jewish world throughout its long and varied history. Topics covered include: the emergence of Judaism as a religion and way of life the development during the Middle Ages of Judaism as an all-encompassing identity the effect on Jewish life and identity of major changes in Europe and the Islamic world from the mid sixteenth through the end of the nineteenth century the complexity of Jewish life in the twentieth century, the challenge of anti-semitism and the impact of the Holocaust, and the emergence of the current centres of World Jewry in the State of Israel and the New World.
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Judaism And Hellenism Reconsidered

Author: Louis H. Feldman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004149066

Category: Religion

Page: 950

View: 3090

Presents a collection of 26 articles, with an introduction on "The Influence of Hellenism on Jews in Palestine in the Hellenistic Period.".
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The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism

Author: Doron Mendels

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802843296

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 9495

This superior account of the development of Jewish nationalism offers one of those rare glimpses into the past that can truly illuminate the present. In The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism Doron Mendels combines his unique insight into ancient Palestine with a careful analysis of historical and literacy sources, from Josephus to New Testament apocrypha, to explore the development of Jewish nationalism within the context of the Hellenistic world. Originally published as part of the Anchor Bible Reference Library, this study is of interest not only for its brilliant discussion of Jewish nationalism during the Second Temple period but also because its subject matter echoes the thorny questions raised by the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks of today.
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Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849612244

Category:

Page: 13

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Kindle Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Inhalt: Einleitung. Konfuzianismus und Taoismus. I. Soziologische Grundlagen: A. Stadt, Fürst und Gott. II. Soziologische Grundlagen: B. Feudaler und präbendaler Staat. III. Soziologische Grundlagen. C. Verwaltung und Agrarverfassung. IV. Soziologische Grundlagen: D. Selbstverwaltung, Recht und Kapitalismus. V. Der Literatenstand. VI. Die konfuzianische Lebensorientierung. VII. Orthodoxie und Heterodoxie (Taoismus)327. VIII. Resultat: Konfuzianismus und Puritanismus. Zwischenbetrachtung: Theorie der Stufen und Richtungen religiöser Weltablehnung. Hinduismus und Buddhismus. I. Das hinduistische soziale System. II. Die orthodoxen und heterodoxen Heilslehren der indischen Intellektuellen. III. Die asiatische Sekten- und Heilandsreligiosität. Das antike Judentum. I. Die israelitische Eidgenossenschaft und Jahwe. II. Die Entstehung des jüdischen Pariavolkes Nachtrag. Die Pharisäer.
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