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The Jewish People in the First Century, Volume 1 Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions

ISBN: 9023210700

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Produced by a full committee of the world’s most distinguished scholars of early Christianity, rabbinic studies, and ancient history, this volume explores the intricate relationships between Christians and Jews in the Roman Era. Each chapter highlights a specific componenet of their common social constructs and explores how both groups shaped one another while living in Rome’s shadow. Broadly, this volume explores the political, historical, and cultural elements that structured first-century life in Israel and defined how Jews and Christians understood themselves as God’s people. Published in 1974, this book and subsequent volumes in the Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum series remain highly influential in first-century studies.

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Key Features

  • Examines Judaism’s core social constructs in granular detail
  • Unpacks the implications of Israel’s geography on it’s national life
  • Explains how Israel’s core institutions and how they shaped everyday life
  • Title: The Jewish People in the First Century: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions, Volume One
  • Authors: Shmuel Safrai, M. Stern
  • Series: Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum
  • Volume: 1
  • Publisher: Van Gorcum & Comp.
  • Print Publication Date: 1974
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Pages: 582
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jews › History--168 B.C.-135 A.D; Jews › Civilization; Judaism › History--Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D
  • ISBNs: 9023210700, 9789023210702
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:00:16Z

About the Editors

Shmuel Safrai (1919–2003) was emeritus professor of history at Hebrew University and the author of several books, including The Literature of the Sages. He was a member of the distinguished School of Synoptic Research and received many awards for his scholarship, including the Jerusalem Prize in 1986, and the Israel Prize for achievement in studies on the land of Israel in 2002.

M. Stern is a distinguished scholar of early Judaism.

David Flusser (1917–2000) was a professor of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism at Hebrew University. Flusser was an Orthodox Jew who applied his religious education in the Talmud and the Torah to Greek, Roman, and Arabic texts in order to illuminate first-century Judaism. His published works include Judaism and the Origins of Christianity, Jesus, and Judaism of the Second Temple Period.

Willem Cornelis van Unnik (1910–1978) was a theologian and professor of early Christianity.

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  1. Reimar Vetne

    Reimar Vetne


    David Flusser and Shmuel Safrai were two of the leading Israeli scholars of second temple Judaism and the New Testament. I have the two-volume set in print (hopefully Logos will offer the second volume from 1988 also), and I refer to it often. I need to sit down and read them cover to cover soon. Highly recommended.


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