Reflections on Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity

Dan Jaffe (Editor), Yaakov Teppler (Editor), Rivka Nir (Editor)

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This book presents a selection of articles written by Israeli scholars who are part of a research group on early Christianity and its interaction with Judaism. The book discusses key issues in the field today: typological figures for Jesus (John the Baptist, Jeremiah and Moses), the identity of early Jewish-Christians, the interaction between Christianity and the Rabbis, and early Christian communities.
The book does not speak in a monolithic voice. Rather, it expresses different standpoints and various methods that reflect the diversity of Israeli research. It is well known that any historian is not detached from the place where he lives, the time and his religious and national identity. The fact that this book was written by Israeli scholars poses the question if there is something unique which characterizes Israeli research in comparison to non-Israeli research?
The Israeli voice, we are certain, has something to contribute to the debate on issues that currently occupy early Christianity research. Whether it is indeed distinguished by uniqueness, let the educated reader be the judge.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages370
ISBN (Electronic) 9782807612938
ISBN (Print) 9782807612754
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameGods, Humans and Religions
ISSN (Print)1377-8323


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