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Invention of JudaismTorah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul$
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John J. Collins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294110

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294110.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Jews, Judeans, and the Maccabean Crisis

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(p.1) Introduction
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Invention of Judaism
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John J. Collins

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0001

During the Maccabean crisis, residents of Jerusalem were forbidden even to admit that they were Ioudaioi. This chapter reviews the debate about the meaning of Ioudaioi in antiquity (Judeans or Jews?) and discusses the nature of ethnicity, and the ways in which it was formulated.

Keywords:   Jews, Judeans, ethnicity, Torah, ancestral law, Maccabees

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