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Ausgabe:

April/2013

Spalte:

428–430

Kategorie:

Judaistik

Autor/Hrsg.:

Lapin, Hayim

Titel/Untertitel:

Rabbis as Romans. The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100–400 C. E.

Verlag:

Oxford u. a.: Oxford University Press 2012. X, 295 S. Geb. £ 35,00. ISBN 978-0-19-517930-9.

Rezensent:

Catherine Hezser

This important monograph constitutes the first comprehensive study of the Palestinian rabbinic movement in the context of the Romanization of the province between the late first and early fifth century C. E. Hayim Lapin argues that rabbis constituted »a traditionalizing indigenous movement« which represented »one manifestation of provincial culture in the context of Romanization« (6–7). He is thereby able to integrate rabbis into the study of the Roman empire and its provinces in late antique and early Byzan­-tine times. Accordingly, the book is written for both specialists in rabbinics and Jewish history as well as for classicists, Roman historians, and church historians. The heavily annotated book (the main text is only 167 pages, followed by a list of case stories and 65 pages ...


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