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By Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci

Have a good time a trailblazer within the components of ladies and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the historical Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of non secular reviews at Brown college. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced by way of scholars, colleagues, and acquaintances bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. participants comprise Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann subject, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley ok. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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- Articles that learn either old and sleek texts in cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective
- Twenty-eight unique essays on historical Judaism, Christianity, and girls within the Greco-Roman world

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13. Inscriptional material on Jews as ephebes, town counselors, and officers in gentile armies is assembled in Margaret Williams, The Jews among the Greeks and Romans: A Diasporan Sourcebook (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) 107–31. Two recent discussions of Hellenistic Jewish acculturation may be found in John M. G. ) (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996) and in Erich S. Gruen, Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002). Perhaps these Jews, like Tertullian, were prepared to draw a distinction between being present at (private, domestic) sacrifices and actively participating in them (De Idol.

9. Peppard, Son of God, 60–67, on empire as family. 10. Tertullian fulminates against the gods’ omnipresence particularly in De Spectaculis and in De Idololatria, in the latter treatise specifying also private family festivities (16), the insignia of civic office (18), military standards (19), education (10), oaths, contracts, and vernacular expressions (20–23). Mishnah Avod. Zar. 1:3 names the Kalends (a winter festival eight days after the solstice), the Saturnalia (eight days before the winter solstice), and the kratasis (days celebrating imperial accession to office) as well as imperial birth days and death days as “the festivals of the gentiles”; see esp.

R. McL. , Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994), 363. 9. R. A. Lipsius and M. , Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1959), 264. ” The apparatus in Lipsius, however, shows that this reading is based on the three Latin manuscripts c, d, m, and the Syriac version. Unfortunately the Greek manuscript from Sinai and the Coptic version both have lacunae at this point. In six Greek manuscripts, however, from each of the three text families recognized by Lipsius, σε (= you) is read. Lipsius gives no reason for his preference for the Latin and Syriac manuscripts.

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