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By Karl-Gustav Sandelin

ISBN-10: 3161517423

ISBN-13: 9783161517426

Early Judaism and early Christianity emerged through the Hellenistic and early Roman imperial period. They have been, obviously, faced with the Hellenistic and the Roman faith. The query hence arose to whether Jews or Christians have been unfastened to take part in spiritual actions alien to the spiritual history in their personal. In his articles, Karl-Gustav Sandelin offers documentary fabric exhibiting that this challenge used to be a burning factor inside of Judaism from the start of the Hellenistic interval until eventually the tip of the 1st century C.E. a number of Jewish members switched over to the Hellenistic or the Roman faith. Such habit used to be additionally mentioned and customarily condemned, for instance through the Books of Maccabees and authors reminiscent of Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus. an identical challenge is to be present in the recent testomony, significantly within the letters of Paul, specially within the first letter to the Corinthians and within the Revelation of John.

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