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Semitic Name-Use by Jews in Roman Asia Minor and the Dating of the Aphrodisias <i>Stele</i> Inscriptions<sup>1</sup>

Margaret H. Williams

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264126
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0010

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Semitic Name-Use by Jews in Roman Asia Minor and the Dating of the Aphrodisias Stele Inscriptions1

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This chapter examines the dating of the aphrodisias stele inscriptions and the Semitic name-use by Jews in Roman Asia Minor. It investigates the progressive Hebraization of the Jewish onomasticon in western Anatolia between the second and sixth centuries AD and suggests that the Hebraizing trend became increasingly strong in the second half of this period. The chapter asserts that onomastic change during this period reflects changes in society as a whole.

Keywords: aphrodisias stele inscription; Semitic names; Jews; Asia Minor; Hebraization; Jewish onomasticon

Chapter.  11713 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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