Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity 978-3-16-158793-1 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Tal Ilan

Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity

Part I: Palestine 330 BCE – 200 CE

[Lexikon der jüdischen Namen in der späten Antike. Teil 1: Palästina 300 v. Chr. – 200 n. Chr. Von Tal Ilan.]

unrevised e-book edition 2020; Original edition 2002; 2002. XXVI, 484 pages.

Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 91

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Tal Ilan presents a lexicon of names used by Jews in Palestine during the Hellenistic and Early Roman Period. It provides immediate information on all known persons of Jewish extraction from Palestine during this time.
In this lexicon Tal Ilan collects all the information on names of Jews in Palestine and the people who bore them between 330 BCE, a date which marks the Hellenistic conquest of Palestine, and 200 CE, the date usually assigned to the close of the mishnaic period, and the early Roman Empire. Thereby she includes names from literary sources as well as those found in epigraphic and papyrological documents. It is an onomasticon in as far as it is a collection of all the recorded names used by the Jews of Palestine in the above-mentioned period. Tal Ilan discusses the provenance of the names and explains them etymologically, given the many possible sources of influence for the names at that time. In addition she shows the division between the use of biblical names and the use of Greek and other foreign names. She analyzes the identity of the persons and the choice of name and points out the most popular names at the time.
The lexicon is accompanied by a lengthy and comprehensive introduction that scrutinizes the main trends in name giving current at the time. It provides immediate information on all known persons of Jewish extraction from Palestine during the Hellenistic and Early Roman Period.
Authors/Editors

Tal Ilan Born 1956; 1991 PhD on Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; since 2003 Professor for Jewish Studies at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zion — Vol.69 (2004), H.2, S.247f
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — Bd.117 (2005), S.145f (S. Schreiner)
In: Hebrew Studies Journal — Vol.45 (2004), S.353ff (Luis Diez Merino)
In: Scripta Classica Israelica — Vol.22 (2003), S. 342ff (Sylvie Honigman)
In: Review of Biblical Literature — www.bookreviews.org (Rivka B. Kern-Ulmer)
In: The Polish Journal of Bibl. Research — 2002, H.3, S. 97ff (Zdzislaw J. Kapera)
In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 2003, S. 173 (L.L. Grabbe)
In: The Expository Times — Vol.117 (2006), H.7, S.302 (Paul Foster)
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — Vol.49 (2002–2003)
In: New Testament Abstracts — Vol.47 (2003), H.1, S. 195
In: Religious Studies Review — Vol.29 (2003), H.4, S. 381 (Stephen D. Benin)
In: Salesianum — Jg.65 (2003), H.3, S. 602f (R.Vicent)
In: Shofar — Vol.21 (2003), H.4, S. 174f
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — Jg.129 (2004), H.9, Sp.914ff (Lutz Doering)