This Volume Collects Thirty Essays By Shaye J.D Cohen First Published Between 1980 And 2006, These Essays Deal With A Wide Variety Of Themes And Texts Jewish Hellenism Josephus The Synagogue Conversion To Judaism Blood And Impurity The Boundary Between Judaism And Christianity What Unites Them Is Their Philological Orientation Many Of These Essays Are Close Studies Of Obscure Passages In Jewish And Christian Texts The Essays Are United Too By Their Common Assumption That The Ancient World Was A Single Cultural Continuum That Ancient Judaism, In All Its Expressions And Varieties, Was A Hellenism And That Texts Written In Hebrew Share A World Of Discourse With Those Written In Greek Many Of These Essays Are Well Known And Have Been Much Discussed In Contemporary Scholarship Among These Are The Significance Of Yavneh The Title Essay , Patriarchs And Scholarchs, Masada Literary Tradition, Archaeological Remains, And The Credibility Of Josephus, Epigraphical Rabbis, The Conversion Of Antoninus, Menstruants And The Sacred In Judaism And Christianity, And A Brief History Of Jewish Circumcision Blood.
Shaye J D Cohen is the Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of Harvard University He received his Ph.D in Ancient History, with distinction, from Columbia University in 1975 He is also an ordained rabbi, and for many years was the Dean of the Graduate School and Shenkman Professor of Jewish History at the Jewish T
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- The Significance of Yavneh and Other Essays in Jewish Hellenism
- Shaye J.D. Cohen
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