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Social and Religious Life in Diaspora (332 BCE-7th century CE)

 

  1. From Text to Tradition
    1. Political, Social, and Economic Developments
    2. Religious Life
  2. Historical surveys
    1. Shaye J.D. Cohen. “Judaism to the Mishnah- 135-220 C.E.” Part IV
  3. Primary sources
    1. Josephus, Antiquities XII, 119-21- Jews as Seleucid Soldier Citizen
    2. Josephus, Antiquities XII, 147-53- Antiochus and the Jews
    3. Josephus, Antiquities XIV, 185-267- Jewish Legal Status in the Roman World
    4. Dedicatory Inscriptions- Evidence of Jewish Religious Life in Hellenistic Egypt
    5. Inscriptions from the Catacombs- Evidence of Jewish Religious Life in Rome
    6. The Aphrodisias Inscription- Evidence for God-Fearers
  4. Secondary sources
    1. Robert F. Tannenbaum. “Jews and God-Fearers in the Holy City of Aphrodite.” Biblical Archaeology Review 12, 5 (1986).
    2. Louis H. Feldman. “The Omnipresence of the God-Fearers.” Biblical Archaeology Review 12, 5 (1986).
    3. Shaye J.D. Cohen. “Did Ancient Jews Missionize.” Bible Review 19, 4, (2003).
    4. Lee Levine. “The Synagogue of Dura-Europos.” Ancient Synagogues Revealed. Ed. Lee Levine. Jerusalem- Israel Exploration Society, 1981.
  5. Images
    1. Dura Synagogue, built in the 3rd century.
    2. Dura Synagogue, built in the 3rd century.
    3. Dura Parchment. 
    4. Dura Europos Inscription.
    5. Dura David.
    6. Dura Purim.
    7. Dura Elijah.
    8. Dura Europos Inscription.
  6. Video
    1. Jewish Art – Overview

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