Social History of the Jews in Antiquity: Studies in Dialogue with Albert Baumgarten

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (Editor), Jonathan Ben-Dov (Editor)

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The present volume comprises articles by renowned international scholars in academic dialogue with the work of Albert Baumgarten. They contextualize ancient Jewish texts not only for their own sake, but also as a way of shedding light on antiquity in general. They address texts from the fields of Greco-Roman studies, Hellenistic Judaism, Second Temple sectarianism, rabbinic literature, and various facets of early Christianity. Additionally, there are articles discussing comparative religion, sociology of knowledge, anthropology, and economic history. Together, the articles create an in-depth analysis of the social history of Jews in antiquity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTübingen
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Number of pages400
ISBN (Electronic)3161607082, 9783161607080
ISBN (Print)3161606949, 9783161606946
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameTexts and Studies in Ancient Judaism
ISSN (Print)0721-8753
ISSN (Electronic)2568-9525


  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Antiquity
  • Jewish History
  • Second Temple
  • Rabbinics
  • Medienrevolution
  • sectarianism


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