By Goodman, M.
Those gathered reviews, formerly released in diversified locations among 199 and 26, speak about very important and arguable matters within the examine of the improvement of Judaism within the Roman global from the 1st century C.E. to the 5th.
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Goodman, The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ, 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 1973–87). P. Sanders, Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 BCE–66 CE (London, 1992). P. Sanders, Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah (London, 1990). 52 18 chapter one Jewish background has been a catalyst for much further research, especially into the relation of speciﬁc New Testament texts to the Jewish writings of the period. Such links were already being made before the twentieth century, but new since the 1970s has been the attempt to integrate the religion of Jesus and less frequently Paul into the general picture of Judaism itself.
57 For Schürer and Jeremias interest in the nature of ﬁrst-century Judaism was explicitly as the background for the life of Jesus, and Hengel and Sanders also entered the ﬁeld originally as New Testament scholars, and retain a strong interest in the history of early Christianity. Realisation during the second half of the twentieth century that early Christians are best understood with a full appreciation of the 51 S. Lieberman, Hellenism in Jewish Palestine, 2nd edn. (New York, 1962). See Sukenik, Ancient Synagogues.
But Josephus, as we have already seen, was at least aware of the possibility of proselytism, although he did not use the term, whereas, in gentile sources, it appears that the ethnic deﬁnition was the only concept that they had of a Jew. As far as I can tell, there is no unequivocal evidence that any gentile writer before this time identity and authority in ancient judaism 27 was even aware of the notion that a non-Jew could become a Jew simply by a change of religious allegiance. Silence in this case can be seen as signiﬁcant.
Judaism in the Roman World: Collected Essays (Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity) by Goodman, M.