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Author Schwartz, Seth.

Title Were the Jews a Mediterranean society? : reciprocity and solidarity in ancient Judaism / Seth Schwartz.

Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]


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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
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Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index.
Contents Reciprocity and solidarity -- The problem with Mediterraneanism -- A God of reciprocity : Torah and social relations in the Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sira -- Josephus : honor, memory, benefaction -- Roman values and the Palestinian rabbis.
Summary How well integrated were Jews in the Mediterranean society controlled by ancient Rome? The Torah's laws seem to constitute a rejection of the reciprocity-based social dependency and emphasis on honor that were customary in the ancient Mediterranean world. But were Jews really a people apart, and outside of this broadly shared culture? Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? argues that Jewish social relations in antiquity were animated by a core tension between biblical solidarity and exchange-based social values such as patronage, vassalage, formal friendship, and debt slavery. Seth Schwartz's.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Talmud Yerushalmi -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jews -- Social life and customs -- To 70 A.D.
Jews -- Identity -- History -- To 1500.
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Reciprocity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Social interaction -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500.
Jews -- Palestine -- Politics and government.
Mediterranean Region -- Intellectual life.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781400830985 (electronic bk.)
1400830982 (electronic bk.)
9780691140544 hardcover
0691140545 hardcover