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Goodman, Martin 1953-

Works: 69 works in 344 publications in 4 languages and 11,457 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference proceedings  Commentaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: DS122, 933
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Most widely held works about Martin Goodman
Most widely held works by Martin Goodman
Rome and Jerusalem : the clash of ancient civilizations by Martin Goodman( Book )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem. Martin Goodman'equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies'examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs and practices of the two peoples and explains how Rome's interests were served by a policy of brutality against the Jews. At the same time, Christians began to distance themselves from their origins, becoming increasingly hostile toward Jews as Christian influence spread within the empire. This is the authoritative work of how these two great civilizations collided and how the reverberations are felt to this day. From the Trade Paperback edition
The Roman world, 44 BC-AD 180 by Martin Goodman( )
39 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume provides a comprehensive outline of the Roman world from 44 BC to AD 180, the period from the death of Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius. Goodman presents a lucid and balanced picture of the Roman world, examining the Roman Empire from a variety of perspectives - cultural, political, civic, social and religious. Goodman's volume represents a broad approach to the study of the Roman Empire, exploring the influence of the provinces and the fringes of the Empire on Rome, and the effects of Rome on the provinces and the emergence within pagan society of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity." "The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180 will be of vital interest to the student of Roman history and civilization."--BOOK JACKET
Jews in a Graeco-Roman world by Martin Goodman( )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains studies of the social, cultural, and religious history of the Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. Some of the sixteen contributors are specialists in Jewish history, others in classics. They tackle from different angles the extent to which Jews in this period differed from other peoples in the Mediterranean region, and how much Jewish evidence can be used for the history of the wider classical world. The authors make extensive use not only of types of evidence familiar to classicists, such as inscriptions and the writing of Josephus, but also Jewish religious literature, including rabbinic texts. The various studies demonstrate that, although Jews lived to some extent apart from others and with distinctive customs, in many ways this showed the cultural presuppositions and preoccupations of their gentile contemporaries. The book aims to encouragewider use of the Jewish evidence by classicists and will be important for all students of the classical world
Judaism in the Roman world collected essays by Martin Goodman( )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with the religious lives of Jews in the Roman world from late Second Temple times to the Later Roman Empire. This book analyses a series of issues important in the development of Judaism in this period. It is useful for students of ancient Judaism and those interested in Christian origins
Abraham, the nations, and the Hagarites Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives on kinship with Abraham ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ruling class of Judaea : the origins of the Jewish revolt against Rome, A.D. 66-70 by Martin Goodman( Book )
34 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goodman examines the background of the AD 66 Judean revolt against Rome. He attempts to explain both the rebellion itself and its temporary success by discussing the role of the Jewish ruling class in the sixty years preceding the war and in the independent state that lasted until AD 70. The author shows that the revolt's ultimate cause was a misunderstanding by Rome of the status criteria of Jewish society
Mission and conversion : proselytizing in the religious history of the Roman Empire by Martin Goodman( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book tackles a central problem of comparative religious history: proselytizing by Jews and pagans in the ancient world, and the origins of missions in the early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries of the Christian era believe it desirable to persuade outsiders to join their religious group, while others did not? In this book, the author offers a new hypothesis about the origins of Christian proselytizing, arguing that mission is not an inherent religious instinct, that in antiquity it was found only sporadically among Jews and pagans, and that even Christians rarely stressed its importance in the early centuries
The Oxford handbook of Jewish studies ( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel
State and society in Roman Galilee, A.D. 132-212 by Martin Goodman( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apologetics in the Roman Empire : pagans, Jews, and Christians ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the first to tackle the origins and purpose of literary religious apologetic in the first centuries of the Christian era by discussing, on their own terms, texts composed by pagan and Jewish authors as well as by Christians." "Previous studies of apologetic have focused primarily on the Christian apologists of the second century. These, and other Christian authors, are also represented in this volume but, in addition, experts in the religious history of the pagan world, in Judaism, and late antique philosophy examine very different literary traditions to see to what extent techniques and motifs were shared across the religious divide." "These studies, ranging in time from the New Testament to the early fourth century, and including novel contributions by specialists in ancient history, Jewish history, ancient philosophy, the New Testament, and patristics, will put the study of ancient religious apologetic on to a new footing and make the book of value to scholars in each of these various disciplines."--Jacket
The Essenes : according to the classical sources ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rabbinic texts and the history of late-Roman Palestine ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume will be essential reading for all scholars concerned with the history of the later Roman Empire
The apocrypha by Martin Goodman( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC has been designed as a completely non-denominational commentary, carefully written and edited to provide the best scholarship in a readable style for readers from all different faith backgrounds. It uses the traditional historical-critical method to search for the original meaning of the texts, but also bring
The Roman Empire : economy, society, and culture by Peter Garnsey( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the first, stable period of the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth, or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? Why did Roman governments freeze the official religion while allowing the diffusion of alien, especially oriental, cults? Are we to see in their attitude to Christianity a policy of toleration - or simply confusion and a failure of nerve? These are some of the many questions posed in this book, which offers the first overall account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. Addressed to non-specialist readers no less than to scholars, it breaks with the traditional historian's preoccupation with narrative and politics. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history."--Book cover
Jerusalem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visit the sacred city exploring its famous walls and gates, and the mysterious temple under which so many secrets may be buried
Rome et Jérusalem : le choc de deux civilisations by Martin Goodman( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 70 après J.-C., Jérusalem fut mise à sac par les Romains. Les Juifs furent ensuite repoussés de la société impériale pendant trois siècles et vinrent à considérer Rome comme la quintessence du mal. L'auteur cherche à comprendre l'origine de ce conflit et ses diverses manifestations, retraçant la naissance de l'antisémitisme dans l'Empire romain
Toleration within Judaism by Martin Goodman( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the Jewish people in the time of Jesus by Emil Schürer( Book )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, originally published in German between 1874 and 1909 and in English between 1885 and 1891, is a critical presentation of Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 B.C. to A.D. 135. It has rendered invaluable services to scholars for nearly a century. The present work offers a fresh translation and a revision of the entire subject-matter. The bibliographies have been rejuvenated and supplemented; the sources are presented according to the latest scholarly editions; and all the new archaeological, epigraphical
The history of the Jewish people in the age of Jesus Christ (175 B.C.-A.D. 135) by Emil Schürer( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the Jewish people in the age of Jesus Christ (175 B.C.-A.D. 135) by Emil Schürer( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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