Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World

Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World

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Art and Judaism During the Greco-Roman Period explores the Jewish experience with art during the Greco-Roman period-from the Hellenistic period through the rise of Islam. It starts from with the premise that Jewish art in antiquity was a qminorityq or qethnicq art and surveys ways that Jews fully participated in, transformed, and at times rejected the art of their general environment. Art and Judaism focuses upon the politics of identity during the Greco-Roman period, even as it discusses ways that modern identity issues have sometimes distorted and at other times refined scholarly discussion of ancient Jewish material culture. Art and Judaism, the first historical monograph on ancient Jewish art in forty years, evaluates earlier scholarship even as it sets out in new directions. Placing literary sources in careful dialogue with archaeological discoveries, this qNew Jewish Archaeologyq is an important contribution to Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Art History, and Classics. The Revised Edition includes a new introduction, additional images, and color plates.There were four whose currency went out in the world: Abraham: [as it is written], aquot;And I will make you a great nation and I ... A staff and a sack on one side, and a tower on the other, corresponding to, aquot;Thy neck is like the tower of David, builtanbsp;...

Title:Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World
Author:Steven Fine
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005


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