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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1

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Jan 10, 2006 | ISBN 9780805212006

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“Lay readers already hooked on Jewish history will be endlessly fascinated, and those seeking a solid state-of-the art introduction to the field will find it here, with ample reference to other, more specialized or canonical works. . . One of the most nourishing Jewish books we’ve encountered in some time. . . . Wonderful.” —The Jerusalem Report

“The writers revel in the new vistas opened by a cultural approach, lavishly providing us, in generous detail, with descriptions of a Jewish world more various than historians have allowed us to glimpse.” —Tikkun

“Biale has gathered a stellar international group of scholars around the grand theme of Jewish cultural history. The tastes of many different intellectual palates will find various satisfactions here.” —Jewish Quarterly Review

Table Of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface: Toward a Cultural History of the Jews
by David Biale

by David Biale

Imagining the Birth of Ancient Israel: National Metaphors in the Bible
by Ilana Pardes

Israel Among the Nations: Biblical Culture in the Ancient Near East
by Ronald S. Hendel

Hellenistic Judaism
by Erich S. Gruen

Jewish Culture in Greco-Roman Palestine
by Eric M.Meyers

Confronting a Christian Empire: Jewish Culture in the World of Byzantium
by Oded Irshai

Babylonian Rabbinic Culture
by Isaiah Gafni

Jewish Culture in the Formative Period of Islam
by Reuven Firestone

by David Biale


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