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The Resource Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian, Louis H. Feldman

Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian, Louis H. Feldman

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Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian
Title
Jew and Gentile in the ancient world
Title remainder
attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian
Statement of responsibility
Louis H. Feldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feldman, Louis H
Dewey number
296.3/872/09015
Index
index present
LC call number
BM534
LC item number
.F45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Judaism
  • Philosemitism
  • Jewish converts
  • Proselytizing
  • Conversion
  • Judaïsme
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
  • Antisémitisme
  • Judaïsme
  • Convertis juifs
  • Philosémitisme
  • Jodendom
  • Heidenen
  • Antisemitisme
  • Proselieten
  • Oudheid
  • Juifs
  • Antisémitisme
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
  • Judaïsme
  • Prosélytes et prosélytisme juifs
  • Philosémitisme
Label
Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian, Louis H. Feldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [587]-619) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The success of proselytism by Jews in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods
  • The success of Jews in winning "sympathizers"
  • Proselytism by Jews in the third, fourth, and fifth Centuries
  • Contacts between Jews and non-Jews in the land of Israel
  • The strength of Judaism in the Diaspora
  • Official anti-Jewish bigotry : the responses of governments to the Jews
  • Popular prejudice against Jews
  • Prejudice against Jews among ancient intellectuals
  • The attractions of the Jews : their antiquity
  • The attractions of the Jews : the cardinal virtues
  • The attractions of the Jews : the ideal leader, Moses
Control code
25630927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 679 pages
Isbn
9780691074160
Lccn
92011952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25630927
Label
Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian, Louis H. Feldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [587]-619) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The success of proselytism by Jews in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods
  • The success of Jews in winning "sympathizers"
  • Proselytism by Jews in the third, fourth, and fifth Centuries
  • Contacts between Jews and non-Jews in the land of Israel
  • The strength of Judaism in the Diaspora
  • Official anti-Jewish bigotry : the responses of governments to the Jews
  • Popular prejudice against Jews
  • Prejudice against Jews among ancient intellectuals
  • The attractions of the Jews : their antiquity
  • The attractions of the Jews : the cardinal virtues
  • The attractions of the Jews : the ideal leader, Moses
Control code
25630927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 679 pages
Isbn
9780691074160
Lccn
92011952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25630927

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