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Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

«...a comprehensive and absorbing study»

Margaret H. Williams, Journal of Roman Studies

Presents an analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, this book shows that slavery generated a discourse that resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views, while preserving specifically Jewish nuances. Les mer

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Presents an analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, this book shows that slavery generated a discourse that resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views, while preserving specifically Jewish nuances.

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Forlag
Oxford University Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780199280865
Utgivelsesår
2005
Format
22 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Catherine Hezser is Lippert Professor of Jewish Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

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«...a comprehensive and absorbing study»

Margaret H. Williams, Journal of Roman Studies

«a carefully crafted study that is ambitious in scope, and her scholarship makes this book a significant contribution to Jewish and Roman history in late antiquity.»

THES

«a comprehensive book on Jewish slavery ... a mine of information»

David Rokéah, Journal of Theological Studies

«Catherine Hezser has produced an impressive work, erudite and marked by a keen social and literary sensitivity. It will be indispensable not only for the student of Jewish Studies, but also for everyone interested in the social history of Judaism under Roman imperial rule.»

European Journal of Jewish Studies

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