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Diaspora and Rabbinic Judaism

Catherine Hezser

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Diaspora and Rabbinic Judaism

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This chapter discusses how the Hebrew Bible was crucial for the development of both rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. In the first centuries ce, both of these movements emerged as inheritors and interpreters of the biblical tradition. Their partly similar and partly different interpretations led to analogous phenomena as well as to disputes, animosities, and competition. The Graeco-Roman cultural tradition also had a major impact on both rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity.

Keywords: Hebrew Bible; Jewish Diaspora; Christianity; Graeco-Roman culture

Chapter.  5481 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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