Chapter

Setting the Stage

Hayim Lapin

in Rabbis as Romans

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195179309
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950355 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0001
Setting the Stage

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Judaism and Jewish Studies

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter surveys the making of the Roman province of Palaestina at some length. Roman rulers in Palestine at once inherited and precipitated a complex political, administrative and cultural situation, and it is within this setting that the Rabbinic movement emerged. For much of the period under discussion in the book, Palestine was a minor province (even its legions were eventually relocated elsewhere), and it is wrong to expect a specific policy on its Jewish sub-population. To the limited extent that we can identify a Roman policy, it was a policy on Jews as an ethnic or religious group in the empire at large. At the same time, taxation, administrative reorganization, integration into trade patters, and local adoption of broader consumption patters reshaped the landscape that Rabbis and other provincials inhabited.

Keywords: revolt; Bar Kokhba; Jerusalem Temple; Roman legions; christianization; cities; patriarch; nasi; provincialization

Chapter.  15243 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.