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Bibil Identifier bibil:204150
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jewish Opposition to Christians in Asia Minor in the First Century
Author Schnabel, Eckhard J.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 18, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 233-270 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study examines the reasons for the opposition of the Jews of Roman Asia Minor to the Jewish Christian missionaries and their teaching. It will be seen that while theological convictions played a significant role, the opposition in the local synagogues cannot be explained only with reference to the Jews' zeal for the law and for the purity of the Jewish community. The available evidence, particularly ofjosephus, suggests that the jews of Asia Minor were concerned to preserve the social and political rights and privileges that they had enjoyed since Julius Caesar, which had come under pressure in different places at different times and which would be threatened if pagans joined the community without being asked to submit to circumcision and to other Jewish traditions such as the food laws. Concerns about the financial viability of the local Jewish community and about the relationship with the Jewish commonwealth in Judca may have played a role as well.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Asia Minor (in general) : History and Civilization : Roman Period
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : First Century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Relationship with Other Religious or Philosophical Movements : Christianity
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 13,45
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