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Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Hayim Lapin


The Rabbinic Movement emerged in Palestine by the late second century. Although frequently studied for its significance to the history of Judaism, it is more rarely studied as an example of a provincial social movement in a Roman province. Rabbis as Romans addresses this latter aspect of the Rabbis’ history, studying their origins in the late first or early second century to the end of the fourth century. After a detailed treatment of the process of provincialization in Palestine—political annexation, revolt, and the political, administrative, and economic reorganization that followed—the book ... More

Keywords: Rabbis, Talmud, Palestine, Roman Empire, Jews, provincialization, romanization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179309
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hayim Lapin, author
University of Maryland