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    DescriptionGenerations of scholars have debated the influence of Greco-Roman culture on Jewish society and the degree of its impact on Jewish material culture and religious practice in Palestine and the Diaspora of antiquity. Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity examines this phenomenon from the aftermath of Alexander's conquest to the Byzantine era, offering a balanced view of the literary, epigraphical, and archeological evidence attesting to the process of Hellenization in Jewish life and its impact on several aspects of Judaism as we know it today.


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    Title
    Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity
    Subtitle
    Conflict or Confluence?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lee I. Levine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 333 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780295976822
    ISBN 10: 0295976829
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    University of Washington Press
    Imprint name
    University of Washington Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Back cover copy
    Generations of scholars have debated the influence of Greco-Roman culture on Jewish society and the degree of its impact on Jewish material culture and religious practice in Palestine and the Diaspora of antiquity. Judaism and Hellenism in Atiquity examines this phenomenon from the aftermath of Alexander's conquest to the Byzantine era, offering a balanced view of the literary, epigraphical, and archeological evidence attesting to the process of Hellenization in Jewish life and its impact on several aspects of Judaism as we know it today.Lee Levine approaches this broad subject in three essays, each focusing on diverse issues in Jewish culture: Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period, rabbinic tradition, and the ancient synagogue. With his comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the intricate dynamics of the Jewish and Greco-Roman societies, the author demonstrates the complexities of Hellenization and its role in shaping many aspects of Jewish life -- economic, social, political, cultural, and religious. He argues against oversimplication and encourages a more nuanced view, whereby the Jews of antiquity survived and prospered, despite the social and political upheavals of this era, emerging as perpetuators of their own Jewish traditions while open to change from the outside world.