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2], 26-27. 45 Miriam Pucci Ben-Zeev empire, from the times of Caesar till Christian times. According to this interpretation, Roman decrees testify to the privilegia enjoyed by the Jews, privilegia which formed a kind of a 'Magna Carta'. 18 And then, in the eighties, came the work of Tessa Rajak, which brought about a revolution in the field. Tessa Rajak thought to invalidate this theory in its entirety. In two articles which already constitute a 'must' in scholarship, and which every university student will have to learn by heart, Tessa Rajak showed that the grants given by the Romans to the Jews had in fact a very narrow and limited significance.

That being so, self-advertisement is not in order, and we do not find any in the 27 J. Reynolds and R. Tannenbaum, "Jews and Godfearers at Aphrodisias" (Cambridge Philological Society, supplementary volume 12, Cambridge, 1987). cit. 9), 51, for examples of collective donations in the Greek world. 33 Tessa Rajak text. The detailed record of the donation appears to be designed largely to clarify the legal position, enshrining the right of Polycharmus and his heirs to the upper storey of the house, and securing against any change to the arrangements by the imposition of a fine to be paid to the patriarch (presumably a local Jewish official).

Blanchetiere, "Les Juifs et l'autre: la Diaspora asiate" Etudes sur le JudaIsme hellenistique. Congres de Strasbourg (1983), ed. R. Kuntzmann J. Schlosser, Lectio Divina 119, Paris 1984,50-51; Hadas-Lebel, art. cit. M. Rabello, Giustiniano, ebrei e samaritani alla luce delle fonti storico-letterarie, ecclesiastiche e giuridiche, I, Milano 1987, 46. 19. [2]. Jewish Rights in the Roman World accepted by recent scholarship,20 seems to accord with the results of the most recent studies about Roman provincial legislation.

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