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This new interpretation of Josephus' relationship to Greco-Roman historiography argues that classical motifs are selectively incorporated in BJ as a means of adjusting the reader's perspective, and are demonstrably related to the work's apologetic and polemical design.
Rachel A. Anisfeld
Through close textual analysis as well as a study of historical and literary context, this book shows how the amoraic midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana developed a new homiletical language in an age of religious outreach and persuasion.
Edited by Joseph Sievers and Gaia Lembi
This volume focuses on the interplay between Josephus’ Judean identity and his Roman context. After treating historiographical and literary issues, it addresses Josephus’ presentation of Judaism and of historical “facts.” A final section deals with the transmission of his works.
This publication outlines the material preserved in the ancient Jewish cemeteries in the Land of Israel and provides a comprehensive and instructive study of Jewish funerary customs, practices, and rituals relating to death, burial and mourning, as well as addressing the meaning of Jewish ...
This study of divinely-sent dreams in Hellenistic Judaism, set in the context of antecedent and contemporary dream traditions, explores several unique developments in Jewish dreams, with implications for the rise of apocalypticism, mysticism and the social history of early Judaism.
Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner
This second volume of a two-part project displays the best of contemporary Israeli, North American, and European scholarship on the Mishnah, revealing the intellectual vitality of scholarship in all three centers of learning. Because of the many viewpoints included here, it is the most ...
This project explores the connection between a growing Jewish belief in the afterlife, new conceptions of the deity as less involved in the present human world, and a growing interest in the individual’s fate apart from that of the community.
Edited by Jacob Neusner
This project presents in three volumes a complete translation of and commentary on the Mishnah’s and the Tosefta’s first division, Zera‘im (Agriculture), organized in eleven topical tractates, together with a systematic history of the law of Zeraim in the Mishnah.
Edited by James L. Kugel
These essays, by some of today’s greatest scholars of Judaism and Hellenism in antiquity, explore a variety of ways in which these two great civilizations interacted. Taken together, a large, variegated picture of the cultural interaction that was to prove so crucial for the later history of ...
Pablo A. Torijano
The book studies the esoteric characterization of Solomon that had a great importance throughout Late Antiquity. These esoteric traditions were very known in the Judaism from the first century to the fourth century CE and they were inherited by Christianity that cherished and developed it. The ...
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