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Josephus in Sasanian Babylonia

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares rabbinic and Josephan traditions about the Sadducees. It shows that traditions in the Bavli tend to be hostile toward the Sadducees, while traditions in Palestinian compilations ... More


Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Jonathan Klawans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reexamines the theological positions attributed to the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes, by the ancient Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. The analysis attends to Josephus’s overall ... More


Jewish Law during the Second Temple Period *

Daniela Piattelli and Bernard S. Jackson

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Second Temple period covers the legal system from the period in which the Judaean community under Nehemia and Ezra were able to restore the operations of various institutions that were authorized ... More


Scripture versus Tradition

Aharon Shemesh

in Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The new tendency of the Sadducees to appeal to Scripture for practical guidance caused a cultural and religious chain reaction. This chapter deals with the issue of the authority of the holy text ... More


Halakhah from Qumran to the Mishnah: Concluding Remarks

Aharon Shemesh

in Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E., the Sadducees, the Qumran sectarians, and other Jewish groups disappeared and only the Pharisees' tradition survived within the rabbinic movement. This ... More


Holiness in the Rabbinic Period

Tzvi Novick

in Holiness in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter examines the conceptualization and role of holiness in classical rabbinic and para-rabbinic literature. The first part contends that while holiness structured the thought world of ... More


Denial

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

As resurrection increased in its reception among a range of groups within the second century BCE, it did so against a cultural backdrop in which other attitudes toward death already occupied a ... More


Alexander Janneus/The Priest Who Was Pelted with Citrons

Vered Noam

in Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198811381
eISBN:
9780191848414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811381.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 4 returns to the temple arena with the account of an event in which either Alexander Janneus (Josephus) or an anonymous priest (Mishnah, Tosefta) is pelted with citrons in the temple. In ... More


Josephus

John A. Jillions

in Divine Guidance: Lessons for Today from the World of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190055738
eISBN:
9780190055769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055738.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Society

Josephus (37–100 CE) was a Jewish Roman scholar, historian, general, and advisor to Vespasian and Titus. For a brief period he led Jewish troops in a rebellion against the Roman occupation but was ... More


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