Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Author(s): 
Hezser, Catherine
ISBN: 
019928086X
Date published: 
September 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained FROM employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views while at the same time preserving specifically Jewish nuances.