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The Jewish Community of Rome: From the Second Century B.C. to the Third Century C.E.
Cappelletti, Silvia

Leiden: Brill, 2006 pp. viii + 244. $139.00

Series Information
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 113


Description: This volume deals with the development of the Jewish community of Rome in the late Republican and Imperial periods. It uses both literary and archaeological evidence, but attaches a great importance to the epigraphic source. The first section studies the structure of the community, in comparison with patterns attested both in Diaspora and in Eretz-Israel. The second section examines the historical development of the Jewish presence in Rome, and the third section deals with the structure of the catacombs and studies some interpretative problems presented by inscriptions. Through this material the book tries to find the links between this community and Mediterranean Judaism.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by Allen Kerkeslager
Published 11/17/2007
Citation: Allen Kerkeslager, review of Silvia Cappelletti, The Jewish Community of Rome: From the Second Century B.C. to the Third Century C.E., Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


Review by Judith Lieu
Published 11/17/2007
Citation: Judith Lieu, review of Silvia Cappelletti, The Jewish Community of Rome: From the Second Century B.C. to the Third Century C.E., Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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