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The Graeco‐Roman Context of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Catherine Hezser

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199216437.013.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

The Graeco‐Roman Context of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

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This article considers previous studies of the Graeco-Roman context of Jewish daily life in Roman Palestine. It first examines the Graeco-Roman context of Palestinian Judaism, and looks at the Jewish characteristics in ancient daily life in Graeco-Roman culture. The article also discusses the attempts to study ancient Jewish material culture of Roman Palestine and aspects of ancient Jewish family life in Roman Palestine. Economic practices and intellectual and religious life in Roman Palestine are examined.

Keywords: Graeco-Roman context; Jewish daily life; Palestinian Judaism; Jewish characteristics; Jewish material culture; family life; economic practices

Article.  7940 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Greek and Roman Archaeology

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