Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment

Wissenschafttliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament No. 312



By Margaret H. Williams
September 2013
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161519017                       
476 pages
$297.50 Hardcover


Margaret H. Williams puts together a selection of their studies on the Jewish Diaspora in the Greco-Roman antiquity, most of them aligned epigraphically. The studies in the first part deal with problems associated with the Jewish community in Rome, its history, organization and funerary practices. The texts in the second part mainly deal with other Jewish settlements in the Roman Empire, of which especially Aphrodisias and Korykos are emphasized in Asia Minor and Venusia in Italy. The third part focuses exclusively on Jewish customs in the names such as the use of different names, the origin of the names of parties and the growing preference in Late Antiquity Hebrew name. The reception of these studies have been previously published independently, is the subject of the overarching introductory essay. Since the original publication of the article many inscriptions have been published in new editions. These references were systematically added to the ribbon.

 

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