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The Resource Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it, Burton L. Visotzky

Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it, Burton L. Visotzky

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Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it
Title
Aphrodite and the rabbis
Title remainder
how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it
Statement of responsibility
Burton L. Visotzky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were named after the Roman political institution, the Sanhedrin - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek. Historians have long debated the (re)birth of Judaism in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cult by the Romans in 70 CE. What replaced that sacrificial cult was at once something new-indebted to the very culture of the Roman overlords-even as it also sought to preserve what little it could of the old Israelite religion. The Greco-Roman culture in which rabbinic Judaism grew in the first five centuries of the Common Era nurtured the development of Judaism as we still know and celebrate it today. Arguing that its transformation from a Jerusalem-centered cult to a world religion was made possible by the Roman Empire, Rabbi Burton Visotzky presents Judaism as a distinctly Roman religion. Full of fascinating detail from the daily life and culture of Jewish communities across the Hellenistic world, Aphrodite and the Rabbis will appeal to anyone interested in the development of Judaism, religion, history, art and architecture. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
296.3/992
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BM536.R66
LC item number
V57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it, Burton L. Visotzky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greek, Roman, Hellenist. Jew -- Like a fish out of water? : stories of Judaism in historical context -- Judaisms of the Oikoumene : who were the Jews in the Roman world? -- Esau, Edom, Rome : what did the rabbis really say about the Romans? -- Rabbis learn the three Rs : reading, writing, and Roman rhetoric -- How many languages does a Jew need to know? -- Love of wisdom and love of law : in pursuit of philosophy and justice -- History where it happened -- The handwriting on the wall (and the floor and ceiling) : Roman Jewish art -- From temple cult to Roman culture
Control code
1683287
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781250085764
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016024623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683287
  • (Sirsi) 1683287
  • (OCoLC)951017542
Label
Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it, Burton L. Visotzky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greek, Roman, Hellenist. Jew -- Like a fish out of water? : stories of Judaism in historical context -- Judaisms of the Oikoumene : who were the Jews in the Roman world? -- Esau, Edom, Rome : what did the rabbis really say about the Romans? -- Rabbis learn the three Rs : reading, writing, and Roman rhetoric -- How many languages does a Jew need to know? -- Love of wisdom and love of law : in pursuit of philosophy and justice -- History where it happened -- The handwriting on the wall (and the floor and ceiling) : Roman Jewish art -- From temple cult to Roman culture
Control code
1683287
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781250085764
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016024623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683287
  • (Sirsi) 1683287
  • (OCoLC)951017542

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