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Bibil Identifier bibil:226752
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Problem of the Theater in Early Judaism
Author Jay, Jeff
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 44, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 218-253 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Some scholars have characterized Jewish participation in Roman theatrical institutions as a departure from normative Judaism, while others have distinguished Jews in the diaspora, who attend the theaters, from Jews in Palestine, who criticize and reject them. Both of these narratives are inadequate because scholars have failed to analyze the sources in terms of the cultural and discursive dynamics of Roman theater-going in general. Critiques and accommodations of the theater are common among Jews who lived in both the diaspora and Palestine, for the nature of theatrical culture itself provided Jews with opportunities for vigorous dialogical give-and-take under a Roman imperium in which theaters and their shows were of utmost political and social importance.
DOI 10.1163/15700631-12340373
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Theatre (performing arts)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Diaspora
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World
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