This work studies and compares systematically the text of Tertullian, an African Church Father of the third century CE, on idolatry with the rabbinic Mishnah Avodah Zarah, on the same subject, dating roughly from the same period. Similarities and differences between the Jewish and Christian approaches to idolatry are examined and accounted for. The research is inscribed in the wider framework of discussions on the “parting of the ways” between Jews and Christians. It also addresses related questions such as the role of the rabbis in second and third century Judaism in the Land of Israel and in the Diaspora; relations between Jews living in those places; interactions between Jews and pagans, Christians and pagans, Jews and Christians...
Tertullian, On Idolatry and Mishnah Avodah Zarah
Shulamit Laderman, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
The book presents new figurative models of interchange between Judaism and Christianity. It demonstrates the nexus connecting the account of Creation and the Tabernacle using Jewish and Christian texts and artistic images from late antiquity to the late Middle Ages.
Emmanouela Grypeou, University of Oxford & Helen Spurling, University of Southampton
This volume examines the relationship between rabbinic and Christian exegetical writings on the book of Genesis in the Eastern Roman Empire and Mesopotamia, and illuminates the history of relations between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity.
Ilia M. Rodov, Bar-Ilan University
The book explores the patronage, formation, and symbolism of the Renaissance Torah ark in Polish synagogues.
David J. Wertheim
This study chronicles Spinoza’s German-Jewish popularity during the years of the Weimar Republic (1918-1933), explaining it from the political moral and intellectual paradoxes with which Weimar Germany confronted its Jews.
Hector M. Patmore, Protestant Theological University of the Netherlands
The oracle against the King of Tyre, found in Ezekiel 28.12-19, is a difficult text that inspired diverse interpretations in Late Antiquity. This book examines those interpretations and seeks to understand their origins and development.
F.J.E. Boddens Hosang
Council texts from the eastern and western Mediterranean allow us to see how close relations were between Christians and Jews in late antiquity. These texts give precise descriptions of the continuing close relations between the ordinary faithful Christians and Jews on a daily basis.
Edited by E. Grypeou & H. Spurling
This collection of essays examines exegetical encounters between Christians and Jews on the book of Genesis. Eminent scholars present outstanding studies on the subject of ‘Exegetical Encounter’ to illuminate the history of relations between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity.
Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz, Joseph Turner (Eds.)
This volume contains essays dealing with complex relationships between Judaism and Christianity, taking a bold step, assuming that no historical period can be excluded from the interactive process between Judaism and Christianity, conscious or unconscious, as either rejection or appropriation
Bernard S. Jackson
These essays explore the Jewish background to central issues in the New Testament —letter and spirit, prophecy and law, forgiveness, the accounts of Jesus’ “trial(s)”, evidence required for legal/theological claims, the shepherding images, disinheritance, and teachings on marriage and divorce.
edited by Albert Gerhards & Clemens Leonhard
Jewish and Christian Liturgy and Worship presents the reworked results of the discussions at an interdisciplinary symposium held in Aachen, Germany, on recent trends in the study of Jewish and Christian liturgies. It introduces diverse subjects pertaining to its topic an shows their ...
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