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  • Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine

    Changing Perspectives 8

    By Keith W. Whitelam

    This volume is part of the Changing Perspectives sub-series, which is constituted by anthologies of articles by world-renowned biblical scholars and historians that have made an impact on the field and changed its course during the last decades. This volume offers a collection of seminal essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity

    Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition

    Edited by A.J. Berkovitz, Mark Letteney

    A core feature of the historian’s task entails the unmasking of the systems of power that underlie our sources. A historian must not only analyze the content and context of ancient sources, but also the structures of power, authority, and political contingency that account for their transmission,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Between Jews and Heretics

    Refiguring Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho

    By Matthijs den Dulk

    Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho is the oldest preserved literary dialogue between a Jew and a Christian and a key text for understanding the development of early Judaism and Christianity. In Between Jews and Heretics, Matthijs den Dulk argues that whereas scholarship has routinely cast this…

    Hardback – 2018-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah W. Cataldo

    In A Social-Political History of Monotheism, Cataldo shows how political concerns were fundamental to the development of Judeo-Christian monotheism. Beginning with the disruptive and devastating historical events that shook early Israelite culture and ending with the seemingly victorious emergence…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15
    Routledge

  • Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

    Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero

    By Vasily Rudich

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich’s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways"

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Jews in the Americas, 1776-1826

    Edited by Michael Hoberman, Laura Leibman, Hilit Surowitz-Israel

    The period between 1776-1826 signalled a major change in how Jewish identity was understood both by Jews and non-Jews throughout the Americas. Jews in the Americas, 1776-1826 brings this world of change to life by uniting important out-of-print primary sources on early American Jewish life with…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge

  • Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World

    Coexistence and Dialogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries

    Edited by Katsumi Fukasawa, Benjamin J. Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire

    The religious histories of Christian and Muslim countries in Europe and Western Asia are often treated in isolation from one another. This can lead to a limited and simplistic understanding of the international and interreligious interactions currently taking place. This edited collection brings…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22
    Routledge

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate

    By Adriane Leveen

    Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them.…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics

    Extraordinary Movement

    By C.S. Monaco

    The path toward modern Jewish politics, a process that required a dramatic reconstruction of Jewish life, may have emerged during a far earlier time frame and in a different geographic and cultural context than has previously been thought. Drawing upon current sociological understanding of social…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • A Commentary on Numbers

    Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a late stage in the history of ancient Israel.&…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Judaism

    History, Belief and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

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