The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE, which put an end to sacrificial worship in Israel, is usually assumed to constitute a major caesura in Jewish history. But how important was it? What really changed due to 70? What, in contrast, was already changing before 70 or remained basically – or “virtually” -- unchanged despite it? How do the Diaspora, which was long used to Temple-less Judaism, and early Christianity, which was born around the same time, fit in? This Scholion Library volume presents twenty papers given at an international conference in Jerusalem in which scholars assessed the significance of 70 for their respective fields of specialization, including Jewish liturgy, law, literature, magic, art, institutional history, and early Christianity.
Was 70 CE a Watershed in Jewish History?
Alberdina Houtman, Albert de Jong, Magda Misset-van de Weg
The contributions to this volume all deal with the crucial problem of change in the religious traditions of the ancient world. They range from broad overviews to detailed case-studies, discussing examples from Greek, Roman, Jewish, Christian and Manichaean literature.
Anders Runesson, Donald D. Binder & Birger Olsson
This volume gathers for the first time all of the primary source material on the early synagogues up through the Second Century C. E. Each entry contains bibliographic citations and interpretative comments. An Introduction frames the current state of synagogue research, while extensive indices ...
edited by Jörg Frey, Daniel R. Schwartz & Stephanie Gripentrog
The book addresses critical issues of the formation and development of Jewish identity in the late Second Temple period. How could Jewish identity be defined? What about the status of women and the image of ‘others’? And what about its ongoing influence in early Christianity?
Tessel M. Jonquière
This book is an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus, comprising a study of Josephus’own views and an analysis of 32 prayer texts within his narrative. New light is thus shed on his historiographic method and his theology.
von Christiane Zimmermann
Studies on the most common “names of God” in the New Testament, including their Jewish and pagan traditions: The Father; the Lord; the Creator; the living God; God, who has risen Jesus from the dead; the one God; the highest God.
The publication of this new edition of Elias Bickerman's acclaimed Studies in Jewish and Christian History along with his famous book, The God of the Maccabees, brings Bickerman's central studies on ancient Judaism and early Christianity to a new generation of students and scholars.
Edited by Shaye J.D. Cohen and Joshua J. Schwartz
This collection of articles honoring eminent classicist and historian Louis H. Feldman brings together a host of prominent scholars from all over the world writing on such fields as biblical interpretation, Judaism and Hellenism, Jews and Gentiles, Josephus, Jewish Literatures of the Second ...
These collected studies, previously published in diverse places between 1990 and 2006, discuss important and controversial issues in the study of the development of Judaism in the Roman world from the first century C.E. to the fifth.
This study is a re-assessment of the impact of Christian art and architecture on synagogues in Late Antique Palestine, focussing on features common to both churches and synagogues. Why did radical changes appear in Jewish art and architecture during a period of competition with Christians?
In the first part, Eusebius and the Jewish Authors examines the citation process in ancient Greek literature and in Eusebius’ Praeparatio evangelica and Demonstratio evangelica. In the second part, it analyzes his perception of Judaism and his methodology in appropriating Jewish quotations.
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