Antiquity in Antiquity

Antiquity in Antiquity. Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World. Ed. by Gregg Gardner and Kevin Osterloh
2008. VIII, 475 pages. TSAJ 123

ISBN 978-3-16-149411-6
cloth € 119.00

Antiquity in Antiquity

Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World
Ed. by Gregg Gardner and Kevin Osterloh

Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the third century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.


Survey of contents:

Gregg Gardner and Kevin L. Osterloh: The Significance of Antiquity in Antiquity: An Introduction
Part One
Jewish an Pagan Antiquities from the Late Hellenistic to the Early Imperial Period
Holger M. Zellentin: The End of Jewish Egypt: Artapanus and the Second Exodus - Harriet I. Flower: Remembering and Forgetting Temple Destruction: The Destruction of the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus in 83 BC - Steve Mason: The Greeks and the Distant Past in Josephus's Judaean War - Doron Mendels: How Was Antiquity Treated in Societies with a Hellenistic Heritage? And Why Did the Rabbis Avoid Writing History?
Part Two
Jewish, Pagan, and Christian Antiquities in the Greco-Roman World
Peter Schäfer: Rabbis and Priests, or: How to Do Away with the Glorious Past of the Sons of Aaron - Annette Yoshiko Reed: "Jewish Christianity" as Counter-history?: The Apostolic Past in Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History and the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies - Lee I. Levine: Jewish Collective Memory in Late Antiquity: Issues in the Interpretation of Jewish Art - Elizabeth Kessler-Dimin: Tradition and Transmission: Hermes Kourotrophos in Nea Paphos, Cyprus
Part Three
Antiquities of Late Antiquitiy and Today
Moulie Vidas: The Bavli's Discussion of Genealogy in Qiddushin IV - Ra'anan S. Boustan: The Spoils of the Jerusalem Temple at Rome and Constantinople: Jewish Counter-Geography in a Christianizing Empire - Yannis Papadoyannakis: A Debate about the Rebuilding of the Temple in Sixth-Century Byzantium - G.W. Bowersock: Helena's Bridle and the Chariot of Ethiopia - Adam H. Becker: The Ancient Near East in the Late Antique Near East: Syriac Christian Appropriation of the Biblical East