The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture III 978-3-16-147852-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture III

Ed. by Peter Schäfer

[Der Talmud Yerushalmi und die griechisch-römische Kultur III. Herausgegeben von Peter Schäfer.]

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Published in English.
In this third volume international scholars give more new insights into the Talmud Yerushalmi in relation to its cultural context.
This third volume, which offers further insights into the most important source of late antique Judaism, the Talmud Yerushalmi, in relation to its cultural context, marks another step in a research project on the Talmud Yerushalmi initiated by the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Free University (Berlin) in 1994 and concluded by a conference held at Princeton University in November 2001. This volume focuses on a wide range of topics such as gender studies, aspects of everyday life, Roman festivals, magic etc., hereby reflecting on the methodological problems inherent in intercultural studies. Thus, this collection of articles could also serve as a model for similar enterprises in other studies of Judaism in various cultural contexts.

From reviews of the previous volumes:
»This collection reflects the state of contemporary scholarship and its struggle to understand and thoughtfully reconstruct Jewish culture in late antique Palestine. It belongs in all specialized Judaica libraries and in research libraries that collect deeply in classical civilization.«
Steven Fine in Religious Studies Review 3 (1999) vol. 25, p. 331f.
Survey of contents
Preface – Hans-Jürgen Becker: The Magic of the Name and Palestinian Rabbinic Literature – Gideon Bohak: The Hellenization of Biblical History in Rabbinic Literature – Daniel Boyarin: Shattering the Logos; or, the Talmuds and the Genealogy of Indeterminacy – Yaron Z. Eliav: Viewing the Sculptural Environment; Shaping the Second Commandment – Steven Fraade: Priests, Kings, and Patriarchs: Yerushalmi Sanhedrin in its Exegetical and Cultural Settings – Shamma Friedman: The Further Adventures of Rav Kahana: Between Babylonia and Palestine – Fritz Graf: Roman Festivals in Syria Palestina – Christine Hayes: Genealogy, Illegitimacy, and Personal Status: The Yerushalmi in Comparative Perspective – Catherine Hezser: The Social Status of Slaves in the Talmud Yerushalmi and in Graeco-Roman Society – Martha Himmelfarb: The Mother of the Messiah in the Talmud Yerushalmi and Sefer Zerubbabel – Tal Ilan: »Stolen Water is Sweet«: Women and their Stories between Bavli and Yerushalmi – Richard Kalmin: Jewish Sources of the Second Temple Period in Rabbinic Compilations of Late Antiquity – David Kraemer: Concerning the Theological Assumptions of the Yerushalmi – Hayim Lapin: Institutionalization, Amoraim, and Yerushalmi Sebi'it – Andreas Lehnardt: The Samaritans (Kutim) in the Talmud Yerushalmi: Constructs of »Rabbinic Mind« or Reflections of Social Reality? – Jeffrey L. Rubenstein: Some Structural Patterns of Yerushalmi Sugyot – Michael L. Satlow: Fictional Woman: A Study in Stereotypes – Peter Schäfer: Jews and Gentiles in Yerushalmi Avodah Zarah – Seth Schwartz: Rabbinization in the Sixth Century

Peter Schäfer Geboren 1943; 1968 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1983–2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1998–2013 Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies und Professor of Religion an der Princeton University; seit 2014 Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin.


The following reviews are known:

In: New Testament Abstracts — Vol.47 (2003), H.3, S. 609f
In: Salesianum — Jg.66 (2004), H.1, S.158f (Rafael Vicent)