Essays on Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity in Honour of Oded Irshai
- Pages: 308 p.
- Size:156 x 234 mm
- Illustrations:9 b/w
- Publication Year:2023
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- ISBN: 978-2-503-60245-5
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Essays on Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity, with a focus on the theological, political, and social issues which confronted Jews and Christians in late Roman Palestine and surrounding regions.
Professor Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony teaches in the Department of Comparative Religion in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her many publications on the history of Eastern Christianity in Late Antiquity have focussed in particular on pilgrimage, monasticism and prayer.
Martin Goodman is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on the history of Jews and Judaism in the Roman period.
Leading scholars in the study of Late Antiquity discuss the religious landscape of the eastern Roman Empire, with expert discussion of the theological, political, and social issues which confronted Jews and Christians in late Roman Palestine and surrounding regions. Individual chapters analyse in depth the rabbinic, patristic, and archaeological evidence to produce a sophisticated account of religious lives in provincial societies in which rabbinic Judaism took root within a Roman world increasingly dominated from the early fourth century CE by competing Christian power structures, particularly within Palestine. Detailed studies investigate, among other topics, rabbinic speculation about the origins and nature of the Roman state; the implications of the sharing of urban space by different religious traditions and the sharing of religious iconography; competition both within Judaism and Christianity and between Jews and Christians in light of the political pressures exerted by the Christian Roman state; and both similarities and differences in speculation by Jews and Christians about the nature of the expected end of days.
PAULA FREDRIKSEN, with OSNAT RANCE — Ode to Oded
MARTIN GOODMAN — Introduction
Religion and the Visual
YONATAN MOSS — The Emperor’s New Clothes: the ‘Jewish Helios’ Enigma in its Christian Imperial Context
NOA YUVAL-HACHAM — Between Heaven and Earth: The Hand of God in Ancient Jewish Visuality
ZEEV WEISS — Shaping Religious Space: Pagans, Jews and Christians in Ancient Sepphoris
YONATAN LIVNEH — Cyril’s New Jerusalem and His Omission of Local Church History
JACOB ASHKENAZI — Eudocia, Pulcheria, and Juvenal: Competition in the Field of Religion and the Built Environment of Jerusalem in the Fifth Century CE
OSNAT RANCE — ‘Although Their Names Escaped Me’: Local Patriotism and Saints Commemoration in Late Antique Syria
ARYEH KOFSKY and SERGE RUZER — Rethinking the Eschatological Ingathering of Israel in Early Christianity
ORA LIMOR — Divina Vestigia: Tracking the Early History of Jesus’ Footprints at the Mount of Olives
DANIEL R. SCHWARTZ — Reinach and Stephanus, Philo and Josephus: A Note on the Testimonium Flavianum
JOSHUA LEVINSON — When in Rome
EYAL BEN-ELIYAHU — Where were the Two Huts of Remus and Romulus in Rome?
Influence and Competition
HILLEL NEWMAN — The Hebrew Book of Elijah and Commodian’s Carmen de duobus populis
ISRAEL JACOB YUVAL — And the Rest is History: Sabbath versus Sunday
List of Contributors