The Jews under Roman Rule

Book Details

Author  E. Mary Smallwood
Publisher  SBL Press
Publication Date   December 4, 2014
ISBN  1628370297
Pages  616

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A classic resource on Jewish history now in paperback

Smallwood traces Judaism's constantly shifting political, religious, and geographical boundaries under Roman rule from Pompey to Diocletian. Smallwood illustrates how the shift from Roman pagan rule to Christian Roman rule affected Judaism's position, pushing it from being a long-standing nationalistic tradition that was tolerated to one that was viewed as something that needed to be repressed and confined.


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