Reign and Religion in Palestine

In this book, the iconography of the Jewish coinage as a whole and especially its sacred content is examined in order to shed light on the identities of the issuing authorities, their motivation and the political messages they wished to ...

Author: Anne Lykke

Publisher: Harrassowitz

ISBN: 3447104430

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Ancient Jewish coinage is one of the few material sources offering detailed insight into the political developments taking place throughout a specific period of ancient Jewish history. Jewish coinage was minted and issued in Palestine, alongside a number of other local coinages, almost consistently between the fifth century BCE and the early second century CE by a number of different Jewish authorities. The nature of these authorities varied greatly throughout time, and they increasingly and quite differently used this medium, which was gaining importance as a public propaganda tool, to communicate political messages. Accordingly, the visual appearance of the coinage was subject to continuous alterations. In this book, the iconography of the Jewish coinage as a whole and especially its sacred content is examined in order to shed light on the identities of the issuing authorities, their motivation and the political messages they wished to communicate. As religion was a highly complex aspect of the Jewish interrelations with other cultures, the utilization of sacred iconography is not only a precise indicator of cultural-religious affiliation, but also of cultural-religious changes occurring in the Jewish world. This allows insight into the political developments of the Jewish world between the late Persian period and the end of the Bar Kokhba war 135 CE as well as into its changing position within the contemporary world.
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God s Reign and People s Rule

This book shows a glimpse into the dialogue in and with Palestine, the place where the relation of state and religion, and specially the question of identity of the people is fundamental.

Author: Mitrī Rāḥib

Publisher:

ISBN: 3865750141

Category: Palestine

Page: 187

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Religious Identity and National Heritage

Massalha, O. (2009), Fragmentation of the Palestinian Identity. In Raheb, Mitri, ed. God's Reign and People's Rule: Constitution, Religion and Identity in Palestine. Berlin: AphorismA Verlags-buchhandlung, 97–99.

Author: Francis-Vincent Anthony

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004228788

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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What is the interplay between religion and national culture in modern times? Distinguished scholars reflect on this question based on empirical research. They offer a vast set of insights about how religious identity is connected to the national heritage in which people are born and brought up.
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Iudaea Palaestina

Data of various natures and religious origins allow one to reconstruct the ritual aspects of the pagan cults. The collection of gods is varied and their origins recall local history, Semitic but above all Graeco-Hellenistic and then Roman.

Author: Nicole Belayche

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: UOM:39015055075876

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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The religious history of Palestine has not yet been studied as that of an ordinary, Roman province. Until now, scholars have mainly highlighted the two, monotheistic religions, Judaism and Christianism. If Palestinian uniqueness comes actually from them, pagan Palestine little differed from the rest of the Roman - especially eastern - world and was in fact a real religious mix due to its history in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Nicole Belayche examines the pagan part, quantitatively the majority, of the Palestinian population between 135 and the fourth century. As a consequence of the two revolts of 66-70 and 132-135, pagan peoples had been settled all over the territory and pagan cults - avodah zarah to speak as a Mishnah - spread with them. Data of various natures and religious origins allow one to reconstruct the ritual aspects of the pagan cults. The collection of gods is varied and their origins recall local history, Semitic but above all Graeco-Hellenistic and then Roman. They prove the adherence of the province to the main religious trends of the imperial, Graeco-eastern ensemble. The pagan religious life is studied for itself and in the relationship of the pagans to the Jewish population, since monotheistic and polytheistic communities did not live in closed worlds. The general plan of the book follows them city by city in order to respect the juridical status of the communities and their cultural personality. Second to fourth century Judaea-Palestine offers a good short cut to the religious procedures at work in the already Hellenized Roman provinces, perhaps the best one due to local history. The mechanics of cohabitation in the system of Graeco-Roman cultural representation functioned here as elsewhere because the monotheistic communities, Jewish then Christian, from the third century on, did not risk intermixing. As in the rest of the Empire, Constantine's reign was not an effective turning point and pagan cults still flourished until the end of the fourth century at least.
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The Religion of Ancient Palestine in the Second Millenium B C

The manifold representations of the Palestinian 'good goddess' extend over a lengthy period, and vary in taste and nuance from ... They indicate that the fundamental religious conceptions agreed with those of Western Asia as a whole, ...

Author: Stanley Arthur Cook

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547050568

Category: Religion

Page: 69

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"The Religion of Ancient Palestine " by Stanley Arthur Cook is an archeology book about the religion and antiquities of Palestine, more particularly in the latter half of the Second Millennium, B.C. The book touch upon the problem of the rise and development of Israelite religion; a problem, however, which does not lie within the scope of the present sketch. The Amarna tablets, Egyptian records, and the results of recent excavations form the foundation, and the available material has been interpreted in the light of comparative religion.
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Palestine in the Time of Jesus

123 Political Religion in Roman Palestine introduction / 124 The Jerusalem Temple and its Expansion under herod the Great / 127 ... Temple / 130 The social impact and implications of herod's Temple / 137 Political Religion, God's Reign, ...

Author: Kenneth C. Hanson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451407136

Category: Religion

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Hanson and Oakman's award-winning and enormously illuminating volume quickly has become a widely used and cited introduction to the social context of the early Jesus movement. This new printing augments the text with multiple features on an accompanying CD-ROM.
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