Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? : reciprocity and solidarity in ancient Judaism (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? : reciprocity and solidarity in ancient Judaism

Author: Seth Schwartz
Publisher: New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2012?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How well integrated were Jews in the Mediterranean society controlled by ancient Rome? This title explores Jewish social integration in the Roman world, one that poses challenging questions about the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Schwartz
ISBN: 9780691155432 0691155437
OCLC Number: 859597083
Notes: "Copyright 2010"--Title page verso.
New ISBN assigned for printing by Lightning source (on-demand printer).
Description: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Chapter one: Reciprocity and Solidarity 1 Chapter two: The Problem with Mediterraneanism 21 Chapter three: A God of Reciprocity: Torah and Social Relations in the Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira 45 Chapter four: Josephus: Honor, Memory, Benefaction 80 Chapter five: Roman Values and the Palestinian Rabbis 110 Chapter six: Conclusion: Were the Ancient Jews a Mediterranean Society? 166 Appendix: One Ben Sira on the Social Hierarchy 179 Appendix: Two Josephus on Memory and Benefaction 185 Abbreviations 191 Bibliography 193 Index 209
Responsibility: Seth Schwartz.

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