In histories of ancient Jews and Judaism, the Roman Empire looms
large. For all the attention to the Jewish Revolt and other
conflicts, however, there has been less concern for situating Jews
within Roman imperial contexts; just as Jews are frequently
dismissed as atypical by scholars of Roman history, so Rome remains
invisible in many studies of rabbinic and other Jewish sources
written under Roman rule.
Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire brings Jewish
perspectives to bear on long-standing debates concerning
Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity. Focusing on the
third to sixth centuries, it draws together specialists in Jewish
and Christian history, law, literature, poetry, and art.
Perspectives from rabbinic and patristic sources are juxtaposed
with evidence from piyyutim, documentary papyri, and synagogue and
church mosaics. Through these case studies, contributors highlight
paradoxes, subtleties, and ironies of Romanness and imperial
Contributors: William Adler, Beth A. Berkowitz,
Ra'anan Boustan, Hannah M. Cotton, Natalie B. Dohrmann, Paula
Fredriksen, Oded Irshai, Hayim Lapin, Joshua Levinson, Ophir
Münz-Manor, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Hagith Sivan, Michael D. Swartz,
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