Judeans and Jews: four faces of dichotomy in ancient Jewish history

Daniel R. Schwartz*

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"In writing in English about the classical era, is it more appropriate to refer to 'Jews' or to 'Judeans'? What difference does it make? Today, many scholars consider 'Judeans' the more authentic term, and 'Jews' and 'Judaism' merely anachronisms. In Judeans and Jews, Daniel R. Schwartz argues that we need both terms in order to reflect the dichotomy between the tendencies of those, whether in Judea or in the Disapora, whose identity was based on the state and the land (Judeans), and those whose identity was based on a religion and culture (Jews)"--Front flap.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Number of pages173
ISBN (Electronic)9781442616868
ISBN (Print)1442616865, 1442648392, 9781442616868, 9781442648395
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameKenneth Michael Tanenbaum series in Jewish Studies
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press

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© University of Toronto Press 2014.


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