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Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue





ISBN 9780415518895
Published March 12, 2012 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue explores the ways in which divergent ethnic, national and religious communities interacted with one another within the synagogue in the Greco-Roman period. It presents new perspectives regarding the development of the synagogue and its significance of this institution for understanding religion and society under the Roman Empire.

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Biography

Steven Fine is Associate Professor of Rabbinic literature and history at Baltimore Hebrew University. He is the author of This Holy Place: On the Sanctity of the Synagogue During the Greco-Roman Period and the award winning Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World.