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Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Ari Finkelstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book investigates how the emperor Julian (361–63 c.e.) uses Jews as ethnic Judeans in his hellenizing project to define Hellenic identity and to disqualify and delegitimize Christian ethnic ... More


Introduction: Emperor Julian’s Jewish Gambit

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter situates the book within scholarly discourse about the place of Jews in the late antique Roman Empire, a topic of interest to both historians of Jewish and Roman history. The book ... More


Julian’s Hellenizing Program and the Jews

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

chapter 1 offers a framework for understanding the rest of the book. The emperor Julian’s imperial hellenizing program is explained as his attempt to right the cosmic order overturned by Constantine ... More


Paul: Universal Synthesis

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at Paul of Tarsus and how he played a major role in the coming together of biblical tradition and Greek philosophy. While he may not be so dramatic a figure as either Socrates or ... More


Philo of Alexandria

Gregory E. Sterling

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The largest corpus of Jewish writings from the Second Temple period was preserved not by Jews, but by Christians. This chapter explores the transmission of the writings of Philo of Alexandria by ... More


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