The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Hardcover | September 19, 2010

EditorCatherine Hezser

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Written 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 clothingand 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 livesof 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 andculture, and of ancient Christianity.

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Written 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 clothingand domestic architecture to food and meals, ...

Catheine Hezser is Professor of Jewish Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:712 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.47 inPublished:September 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Methodological Issues1. Catherine Hezser: Correlating Literary, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources2. Catherine Hezser: The Graeco-Roman Context of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine3. Tal Ilan: Gender Issues and Daily LifeII. Life in a Roman Province4. Rudolf Haensch: The Roman Provincial Administration5. Jill Harries: Courts and the Judicial System6. David Goodblatt: Population Structure and Jewish Identity7. Willem Smelik: The Languages of Roman PalestineIII. City and Countryside8. Benjamin Isaac: Infrastructure9. Dianne van de Zande and Jurgen Zangenberg: Urbanization10. Ann Killebrew: Village and Countryside11. Catherine Hezser: Travel and MobilityIV. Labour and Trade12. Alexei Sivertsev: The Household Economy13. Zeev Safrai: Agriculture and Farming14. Uzi Leibner: Arts and Crafts, Manufacture and Production15. Jack Pastor: Trade, Commerce, and Consumption16. Gildas Hamel: Poverty and CharityV. Family Life17. Jonathan Schofer: The Different Life-Stages: From Childhood to Old Age18. Michael Satlow: Marriage and Divorce19. Dafna Shlezinger-Katsman: Clothing20. Tziona Grossmark: Jewellery: The Literary Evidence21. Katharina Galor: Jewellery: The Archaeological Evidence22. David Kraemer: Food, Eating, and Meals23. Katharina Galor: Domestic Architecture24. Steven Fine: Death, Burial, and AfterlifeVI. Education and Literacy25. Catherine Hezser: Private and Public Education26. Carol Bakhos: Orality and WritingVII. Religion and Magic27. Gunter Stemberger: The Impact of Paganism and Christianity28. Lee I. Levine: The Synagogue29. Stefan Reif: Prayer and Liturgy30. Lutz Doering: Sabbath and Festivals31. Giuseppe Veltri: Magic and HealingVIII. Entertainment and Leisure Time Activities32. Yaron Z. Eliav: Bathhouses as Places of Social and Cultural Interaction33. Zeev Weiss: Theatres, Hippodromes, Amphitheatres and Performances34. Joshua Schwartz: Play and Games