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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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.