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Bibil Identifier bibil:245453
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Identity of the Diaspora: Jews in Asia Minor in the Roman Imperial Period
Author Stebnicka, Krystyna
Series The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. Supplements (Volume: 26)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 31180
Place 933
Publishing house Journal of Juristic Papyrology
Place Warsaw
ISBN 978-83-938425-6-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
363 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Living in the diaspora is deeply rooted within the Jewish identity: dispersion of their own people and desire to return to the land of the ancestors both formed the identity of those Jews who lived away from Palestine as well as of those who dwelled in Palestine and in the later Israel. The Jews must have dealt with a predominantly negative image of the diaspora, shelilat ha-galut, from the earliest of times, but it eventually happened to be an important formative factor of their nationality. Although the idea of being ‘the People of the Book’, who could only find home in the sacred text and not in some particular land, might seem attractive at first, the diaspora has nonetheless been seen as a form of exile and a complete loss of homeland. Such loss, quite understandably, gave birth to hope for return which culminated in the Zionist movement of the 20th century.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Comprehensive Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Empire
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Asia Minor (in general) : History and Civilization : Roman Period
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