Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Review of Berthelot, Jews and their Roman rivals

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Jews and their Roman rivals: pagan Rome’s challenge to Israel.
Katell Berthelot, Jews and their Roman rivals: pagan Rome's challenge to Israel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021. Pp. 552. ISBN 9780691199290 $45.00.

Review by
Amit Gvaryahu, Hebrew University. amit.gvaryahu@mail.huji.ac.il

... This is a broad and ambitious book. Even without accepting all of its readings, or even the broadest version of its thesis, it will be an important reference point for years to come. Berthelot’s Jewish corpus spans four centuries, from the books of Maccabees to the middle stratum of rabbinic literature, known as amoraic literature. ...

I noted the publication of the book here.

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