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JournalISSN: 0022-2097

Journal of Jewish Studies 

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
About: Journal of Jewish Studies is an academic journal published by Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Judaism & Hebrew. It has an ISSN identifier of 0022-2097. Over the lifetime, 1977 publications have been published receiving 14857 citations.
Topics: Judaism, Hebrew, Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, Genizah


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TL;DR: This article argued that internal tensions within Xfirst century Judaean society were at least partly responsible for provoking political unrest, and that internal problems alone alone will not suffice for the expression of outrage by the exploited in the form of a nationalist rebellion rather than the class struggle one might expect.
Abstract: D ecent work has emphasised persuasively that internal tensions within Xfirst century Judaean society were at least partly responsible for provoking political unrest.' Such internal problems alone will not suffice for the expression of outrage by the exploited in the form of a nationalist rebellion rather than the class struggle one might expect2 such nationalism was the product of a particular ideology which, despite much recent work,3 still needs further investigation.4 Nonetheless there is a pressing need to explain in social and economic terms the 'sickness' from which, according to Josephus, Judaea suffered.5 That sickness was nothing as simple as general poverty on the contrary, Judaea was a rich province;6 what Josephus describes is a more complex phenomenon of class warfare, with bandits and escaped slaves attacking the homes of the rich in city and countryside.' Geographically the problem is based on Jerusalem and its environs more distant areas of Palestine such as Galilee lacked

95 citations

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202319
202242
20213
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201913
201824