The Jews Under Roman Rule from Pompey to Diocletian...

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Author  E Mary Smallwood
Publisher  Brill
Publication Date   June 1, 1981
ISBN  9004064036
Pages  595

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It is remarkable that Judaism could develop given the domination by Rome in Palestine over the centuries. Smallwood traces Judaism's constantly shifting political, religious, and geographical boundaries under Roman rule from Pompey to Diocletian, that is, from the first century BCE through the third century CE. From a long-standing nationalistic tradition that was a tolerated sect under a pagan ruler, Judaism becomes, over time, a threat that needs to be repressed and confined against a now-Christian empire. This work examines the galvanizing forces that shaped and defined Judaism as we have come to know it. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

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