New PDF release: Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity: Conflict or Confluence?

By Lee I. Levine

ISBN-10: 0295976829

ISBN-13: 9780295976822

Generations of students have debated the impression of Greco-Roman tradition on Jewish society and the measure of its impression on Jewish fabric tradition and non secular perform in Palestine and the Diaspora of antiquity. Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity examines this phenomenon from the aftermath of Alexander�s conquest to the Byzantine period, providing a balanced view of the literary, epigraphical, and archeological proof testifying to the method of Hellenization in Jewish existence and its effect on a number of features of Judaism as we all know it today.

Lee Levine methods this vast topic in 3 essays, each one targeting diversified matters in Jewish tradition: Jerusalem on the finish of the second one Temple interval, rabbinic culture, and the traditional synagogue. together with his entire and thorough wisdom of the problematic dynamics of the Jewish and Greco-Roman societies, the writer demonstrates the complexities of Hellenization and its position in shaping many facets of Jewish life�economic, social, political, cultural, and non secular. He argues opposed to oversimplification and encourages a extra nuanced view, wherein the Jews of antiquity survived and prospered, regardless of the social and political upheavals of this period, rising as perpetuators in their personal Jewish traditions whereas open to alter from the surface world.

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