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Juden und Christen im spätantiken Palästina
Stemberger, Günter

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007 pp. xii + 73. $22.00

Series Information
Hans-Lietzmann-Vorlesungen, 9

Description: It is generally assumed that with the Christianisation of Palestine in the 4th century, the Jewish population of the country was progressively driven back and disenfranchised. If, however, one does not only consult the laws, but contrasts them with excavations from that period, a different picture emerges. The Jewish population was not only able to maintain its position, but could even strengthen its visible presence, frequently directly adjacent to the Christians and in active contact with them, as demonstrated by the many parallels in the architecture and pictorial decoration of churches and synagogues.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Early Church Origins

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Review by Peter J. Tomson
Published 5/22/2010
Citation: Peter J. Tomson, review of Günter Stemberger, Juden und Christen im spätantiken Palästina, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2010).

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