Friday, September 04, 2020

Butts & Gross (eds.), Jews and Syriac Christians

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Jews and Syriac Christians. Intersections across the First Millennium. Edited by Aaron Michael Butts and Simcha Gross. 2020. XII, 350 pages. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 180. 149,00 € including VAT. cloth ISBN 978-3-16-159134-1.
Published in English.
Scholarly interest in intersections between Jews and Syriac Christians has experienced a boom in recent years. This is the result of a series of converging trends in the study of both groups and their cultural productions. The present volume contributes to this developing conversation by collecting sixteen studies that investigate a wide range of topics, from questions of origins to the development of communal boundaries, from social interactions to shared historical conditions, involving Jews and Syriac Christians over the first millennium CE. These studies not only reflect the current state of the question, but they also signal new ways forward for future work that crosses disciplinary boundaries between the fields of Jewish Studies and Syriac Studies, in some cases even dismantling those boundaries altogether.

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