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Spectacle in Josephus' Jewish War

Honora Howell Chapman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the importance of vivid narrative in history-writing by probing the importance of spectacle in the Judaean War. It focuses in particular on two spectacles narrated by Josephus: ... More


Flavian Religious Policy and the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple

James Rives

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, looking at it from the point of view of Flavian religious policies. Vespasian and Titus were fully aware of the ramifications of ... More


The Sack of the Temple in Josephus and Tacitus

T. D. Barnes

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Comparing Josephus’ and Tacitus’ (lost) account of the sack of the Temple in Jerusalem from Histories Book 5, this chapter underlines the importance of the Jewish War as a central defining event (or ... More


The Imaginary Jerusalem of Nicholas of Lyra

Lesley Smith

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Manuscripts and early printed copies of Nicholas of Lyra's influential biblical commentary, the Postilla litteralis et moralis in totam bibliam, were made to include a series of around forty ... More


Paul’s Letters: Temple Imagery as Religious Identity

Eyal Regev

in The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300197884
eISBN:
9780300245592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197884.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Paul's analogy of the Christian community as a Temple, and his referring to Christ as a sacrifice. Most scholars simply take it for granted that for Paul, the Church is the new ... More


Mark: Criticism or Rejection?

Eyal Regev

in The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300197884
eISBN:
9780300245592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197884.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on Mark's criticism of the Temple. The Temple plays an important role in Mark 11–15. It is central in Jesus's cleansing of the Temple, the reference to the “abomination of ... More


The Pharisees

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The biopic genre requires that the hero confront hostility and opposition. The Gospels point to a bewildering array of Jewish groups who are hostile to Jesus: scribes, elders, chief priests, ... More


Zephaniah

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although many scholars maintain that the book of Zephaniah shows evidence of considerable editing during the postexilic period, a form‐critical analysis of the structure of the book indicates that it ... More


The Fiscus Iudaicus and Gentile Attitudes to Judaism in Flavian Rome

Martin Goodman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The disappearance of the Jerusalem Temple provided a context for Vespasian to devise what became for Jews the most hated symbol of their subjugation to Rome following their revolt. The institution of ... More


Concluding Thoughts

Eyal Regev

in The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300197884
eISBN:
9780300245592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197884.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This concluding chapter discusses two general issues that build on the previous chapters, namely, the relationship of the early Christians to Judaism and the implications of comprehending the ... More


Setting the Stage: The Making of a Roman Province

Hayim Lapin

in Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys the making of the Roman province of Palaestina at some length. Roman rulers in Palestine at once inherited and precipitated a complex political, administrative and cultural ... More


Rabbi Aqiba Comes to Rome: A Jewish Pilgrimage in Reverse?

Noy David

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter deals with an aspect of Jewish pilgrimage in the period after the Roman destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70CE, when spoils from the Temple had been taken to Rome. It takes as ... More


Military Messianism and Jesus’ Mission: The Psalms of Solomon

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Judea gained political independence under the Hasmonean dynasty for the first time since the deportation to Babylon. Reflections on the accomplishments of Judas Maccabeus and his brothers set the ... More


Zechariah and the Bubbling Blood: An Ancient Tradition In Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Literature

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines how the murder of a priest named Zechariah in the Temple of Jerusalem was depicted in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim literary traditions. To this end, it analyzes accounts ... More


The Posttraumatic Gospel

David M. Carr

in Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300204568
eISBN:
9780300210248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204568.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter describes the biblical gospels. It examines the Gospel of Mark, which preserves an earlier “crucifixion narrative”. It also reports the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and its ... More


Introduction

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction explores the prevalent views on the rabbis’ approach to sacrifices, and explains how this book diverges from these approaches. It puts forth the idea that like biblical authors that ... More


Sacrifice as One

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the rabbinic construction of a taxonomy of “congregational offerings” as opposed to “individual offerings,” and the rabbis’ use of this taxonomy to create a clear sacrificial ... More


Ordinary Miracles

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter focuses on two expansive ritual narratives that pertain specifically to sacrificial procedures in the temple: the account of the daily morning ritual in tractate Tamid and the account of ... More


Conclusion: The End of Sacrifice, Revisited

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The conclusion builds on the analyses presented in the book’s chapters to integrate the rabbinic sacrificial corpus into the trans-religious and trans-regional story of the gradual decline and ... More


Moving Peter to Rome: Social Memory and Ritualized Space After 70 CE

Milton Moreland

in Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744764
eISBN:
9780191805929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744764.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Using social memory theory, this chapter explains the pliability of the traditions about Peter in early Christian traditions and explores the reasons that he became associated with the setting of ... More


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