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100 1 Cohen, Shaye J. D.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
245 14 The beginnings of Jewishness :|bboundaries, varieties,
uncertainties /|cShaye J.D. Cohen.
264 1 Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|c
264 4 |c©1999
300 xiii, 426 pages ;|c24 cm.
490 1 Hellenistic culture and society ;|v31.
490 1 S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
504 Includes bibliography (pages 381-392) and indexes.
505 0 Pt. I. Who was a Jew? 1. Was Herod Jewish? 2. "Those Who
Say They Are Jews and Are Not": How Do You Know a Jew in
Antiquity When You See One? 3. Ioudaios, Iudaeus, Judaean,
Jew -- Pt. II. The Boundary Crossed: Becoming a Jew. 4.
From Ethnos to Ethno-religion. 5. Crossing the Boundary
and Becoming a Jew. 6. Ioudaizein, "to Judaize" 7. The
Rabbinic Conversion Ceremony -- Pt. III. The Boundary
Violated: The Union of Diverse Kinds. 8. The Prohibition
of Intermarriage. 9. The Matrilineal Principle. 10.
Israelite Mothers, Israelite Fathers: Matrilineal Descent
and the Inequality of the Convert -- Epilogue: Jews,
Judaism, and Jewishness: Us and them -- App. A. Was
Martial's Slave Jewish? -- App. B. Was Menophilus Jewish?
-- App. C. Was Trophimus Jewish? -- App. D. Was Timothy
520 In modern times, various Jewish groups have argued whether
Jewishness is a function of ethnicity (membership in a
descent group, a function of birth), nationality
(citizenship in a state, a function of politics), religion
(membership in a group characterized by various beliefs
and practices), or all three. These fundamental
conceptions were already in place in antiquity; the
peculiar combination of ethnicity, nationality, and
religion that would characterize Jewishness through the
centuries first took shape in the second century B.C.E.
This book studies the ways in which these elements were
understood and applied in the construction of Jewish
identity - by Jews, by gentiles and by the state - in such
a way that the question "Who was a Jew?" could be
650 0 Judaism|xHistory|yPost-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
650 0 Jews|xIdentity|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
650 0 Jewish converts|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
650 0 Interfaith marriage|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
830 0 Hellenistic culture and society ;|0http://id.loc.gov/
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