JEWS, JUDAISM AND THE CLASSICAL WORLD...

English edition of the work for which G. Alon received prestigious Israel Prize. Anyone interested in the origin of the modern Jewish law and the history of the Second Temple must read this book.



JEWS, JUDAISM AND THE CLASSICAL WORLD


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Front Matter Front Flap Half Title Page Title Page Copyright PageINTRODUCTIONTable of Contents Contents DID THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ITS SAGES CAUSE THE HASMONEANS TO BE FORGOTTEN?THE ATTITUDE OF THE PHARISEES TO ROMAN RULE AND THE HOUSE OF HERODPAR'IRTIN - On the History of the High Priesthood at the End of the Second Temple PeriodA. The Abolition of the Order of Succession and the Right of the High Priest to Hold Office for Life ?. The Change of High Priest Every Twelve Months C. The Buying of the High Priesthood for MoneyD. The Appointment of Common (Hedyotot) PriestsAppendix I (to p. 51)Appendix II (to p. 55)Appendix III (to p. 59)Appendix IV (to p. 61)Appendix V (to p. 69)Supplementary Notes on 'Par'irtin'ON PHILO'S HALAKHAON THE HALAKHOT OF THE EARLY SAGESTHE LEVITICAL UNCLEANNESS OF GENTILESTHE BOUNDS OF THE LAWS OF LEVITICAL CLEANNESSI. The Precept of Cleanness in Respect of Holy ObjectsII. The Eating of Unconsecrated Food in PurityIII. The Precept of Purity and the Prohibition of UncleanncessBY THE (EXPRESSED) NAMEAppendixTHE BURNING OF THE TEMPLERABBAN JOHANAN ?. ZAKKAI'S REMOVAL TO JABNEHAppendix(1) Avot de-R. Nathan, Version I(2) Avot de-R. Nathan, Version II(3) Lamentations Rabbati(4) Gittin 56a-bTHE PATRIARCHATE OF RABBAN JOHANAN BEN ZAKKAII. The PriestsII. Sages of the Torah (Political Opponents)III. The Sons of BathyraIV. Rabban Gamaliel (of Jabneh)GA'ON, GE'IMTHE ORIGIN OF THE SAMARITANS IN THE HALAKHIC TRADITIONAppendix I (to note 15)Appendix II (to note 24)Appendix III (to note 48)THOSE APPOINTED FOR MONEYAppendixTHE SONS OF THE SAGESAppendixTHE 'STRATEGOI' IN THE PALESTINIAN CITIES DURING THE ROMAN EPOCH(A) SYRIA (Mesopotamia)(B) BASHAN, HAURON, TRACHONITIS(C) GERASA(D) GAZABackmatter INDICESI. SOURCESA. BibleB. TargumimC. Apocrypha and PseudepigraphaD. MishnaE. ToseftaF. Palestinian TalmudG. Babylonian TalmudH. .MidrdshimI. Works of Josephus and PhiloJ. New TestamentK. Miscellaneous WorksII. PERSONSIII. PLACESIV. TOPICSBack Flap Back Cover
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