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258 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190912703

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Contesting Conversion

Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Matthew Thiessen

  • Posits the controversial thesis that ancient Jews, unlike most modern religions, did not believe it possible for outsiders to convert to 'Judaism'
  • Argues that some Jews in the late Second Temple period continued to define Jewishness in strictly genealogical terms

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