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A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L.

By Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci

Rejoice a trailblazer within the components of ladies and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the historical Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of non secular reports at Brown collage. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced by way of scholars, colleagues, and buddies bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. participants contain Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann topic, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley okay. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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- Articles that study either old and glossy texts in cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective
- Twenty-eight unique essays on historic Judaism, Christianity, and ladies within the Greco-Roman world

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3, text with translation and analysis in Amnon Linder, The Jews in Roman Imperial Legislation [Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1987] 103–7); and Jews were explicitly excused from worship of the emperor (y. Avod. Zar. 4 [44d]). 13. Inscriptional material on Jews as ephebes, town counselors, and officers in gentile armies is assembled in Margaret Williams, The Jews among the Greeks and Romans: A Diasporan Sourcebook (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) 107–31. Two recent discussions of Hellenistic Jewish acculturation may be found in John M.

See, more recently, Fredriksen, “Judaizing the Nations,” 232–52; Terence L. Donaldson, Judaism and the Gentiles: Jewish Patterns of Universalism (to 135 CE) (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007). Gentile Christians also later complain about pagan Judaizing: Tertullian: some pagans keep Sabbath and Passover but also worship at their own altars (Nat. 13, 3–4); Commodian: the medius Iudaeus runs between synagogue and altar, behavior that the Jews are wrong to tolerate (Instruct.

I saw them clothed 15. ” 16. Sebastian Brock, “Clothing Metaphors as a Means of Theological Expression in ­Syriac Tradition,” in Typus, Symbol, Allegorie bei den östlichen Vätern und ihren Parallelen im Mittelalter: Internationales Kolloquium, Eichstätt, 1981 (ed. Margot Schmidt; Eichstätter Beiträge 4; Regensburg: Pustet, 1981), 11–38. 17. Acts of Thomas 108–13, esp. 97–98 (as numbered in Hans J. W. Drijvers, “Acts of Thomas,” in Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha, 2:322–411); 9–10; 46–47; 62; 72–78 (as numbered in Paul-Hubert Poirier, L’hymne de la Perle des Actes de Thomas: Introduction, texte, traduction, commentaire [Homo religiosus 8; Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre d’histoire des religions, 1981]).

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