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Death, Burial, and Afterlife  

Steven Fine

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the physical contexts of Jewish death during the Roman period and tries to determine if people believed in the afterlife. It describes the monumental tombs of the ... More

The Impact of Paganism and Christianity  

Günter Stemberger

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article considers the impact of paganism and Christianity in the daily life of Jews. It looks at the influence of Hellenism and Hellenisation on paganism, and then studies paganism in ... More

Prayer and Liturgy  

Stefan C. Reif

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the prayer and liturgy of the Jews in ancient Roman Palestine. It introduces the authoritative works of early rabbinic literature, and studies the available ... More

Religious Pluralism  

Jörg Rüpke

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Conceptualising the religious history of Rome and the Roman Empire seems to be easy. Looking back to that period, we usually differentiate Christianity, Judaism, and the rest. We are used ... More

Sabbath and Festivals  

Lutz Doering

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the observance of the Sabbath and other festivals. These involve the habitual Jewish ritual praxis that relates to ‘time’. The article first studies the ... More

The Synagogue  

Lee I. Levine

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the synagogue, which was central to Judaism and the largest monumental building in any Jewish community. The article first looks at the salient second temple ... More

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