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Jewish Communities in Asia Minor : Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series - Paul R. Trebilco

Jewish Communities in Asia Minor

Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

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Scholarly assessment of Jewish communities in the Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Diaspora has generally been dominated by our knowledge of the large and influential communities in Rome and Alexandria. This is the first study to draw together the evidence for significant Jewish communities in another part of the Diaspora, namely Asia Minor. By collating archaeological, epigraphic, classical, New Testament and patristic sources, the book provides an invaluable and coherent description of the life of Jewish communities in Asia Minor, and so gives a more complete picture than has been available hitherto of Jewish life at the time. By describing the strength, vitality, and diversity of Jewish life in Asia Minor, the author is able to point to the retention of their Jewish identity by these communities, despite their close relations with the wider pagan society in which they lived. A degree of integration did not, therefore, mean the abandonment of an active attachment to Jewish tradition. The survey the book provides thus makes a notable contribution to an area of great significance for our understanding of the new Testament and of early Christianity.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Jewish communities of Asia Minor in literary sources
The Jewish communities at Sardis and Priene
The Jewish communities at Acmonia
The Jewish community at Apamea
The prominence of women in Asia Minor
Theos Hypsistos and Sabazios - Syncretism in Judaism in Asia Minor
'God-worshippers' in Asia Minor
Jewish community and Greek city in Asia Minor
Conclusions
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521401203
ISBN-10: 0521401208
Series: Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.59