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Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Anselm C. Hagedorn and Reinhard G. Kratz (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

How was it possible that Greeks often wrote their laws on the walls of their temples, but — in contrast to other ancient societies — never transformed these written civic laws into a religious law? ... More


Introduction

Anselm C. Hagedorn and Reinhard G. Kratz

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the rich legal tradition of the Eastern Mediterranean. It assesses the tension between law and religion as two cultural ... More


The Aramaic Law of Sale Considered from the Papyrological and Rabbinic Evidence

Andrew D. Gross

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines legal material from the Dead Sea as encountered in the numerous papyri composed in Greek, Hebrew, Jewish Aramaic, and Nabataean Aramaic. These documents illuminate the complex ... More


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