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    DescriptionWritten by an international and interdisciplinary team of distinguished scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine is an indispensable reference compendium on the day-to-day lives of Jews in the land of Israel in Roman times. Ranging from subjects such as clothing and domestic architecture to food and meals, labour and trade, and leisure time activities, the volume covers all the major themes in an encompassing yet easily accessible way. Individual chapters introduce the reader to the current state of research on particular aspects of ancient Jewish everyday life - research which has been greatly enriched by critical methodological approaches to rabbinic texts, and by the growing interest of archaeologists in investigating the lives of ordinary people. Detailed bibliographies inspire further engagement by enabling readers to pursue their own lines of enquiry.The Handbook will prove to be an invaluable reference work and tool for all students and scholars of ancient Judaism, rabbinic literature, Roman provincial history and culture, and of ancient Christianity.


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    Title
    The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Catherine Hezser
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 712
    Width: 176 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199216437
    ISBN 10: 0199216436
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    LC classification: DS122 .O94 2010
    Illustrations note
    47 in-text illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Catheine Hezser is Professor of Jewish Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Table of contents
    I. METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES ; 1. Correlating Literary, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources ; 2. The Graeco-Roman Context of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine ; 3. Gender Issues and Daily Life ; II. LIFE IN A ROMAN PROVINCE ; 4. The Roman Provincial Administration ; 5. Courts and the Judicial System ; 6. Population Structure and Jewish Identity ; 7. The Languages of Roman Palestine ; III. CITY AND COUNTRYSIDE ; 8. Infrastructure ; 9. Urbanization ; 10. Village and Countryside ; 11. Travel and Mobility ; IV. LABOUR AND TRADE ; 12. The Household Economy ; 13. Agriculture and Farming ; 14. Arts and Crafts, Manufacture and Production ; 15. Trade, Commerce, and Consumption ; 16. Poverty and Charity ; V. FAMILY LIFE ; 17. The Different Life-Stages: From Childhood to Old Age ; 18. Marriage and Divorce ; 19. Clothing ; 20. Jewellery: The Literary Evidence ; 21. Jewellery: The Archaeological Evidence ; 22. Food, Eating, and Meals ; 23. Domestic Architecture ; 24. Death, Burial, and Afterlife ; VI. EDUCATION AND LITERACY ; 25. Private and Public Education ; 26. Orality and Writing ; VII. RELIGION AND MAGIC ; 27. The Impact of Paganism and Christianity ; 28. The Synagogue ; 29. Prayer and Liturgy ; 30. Sabbath and Festivals ; 31. Magic and Healing ; VIII. ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES ; 32. Bathhouses as Places of Social and Cultural Interaction ; 33. Theatres, Hippodromes, Amphitheatres and Performances ; 34. Play and Games