The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila in Light of Contemporary Jewish Sources

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Generations of modern scholarship have taught us that Late Antique dialogues composed by Christians against Jews and Judaism are primarily literary artifacts, not stenographic protocols of public debates. We are attuned to the fact that these polemics are in all likelihood addressed mainly, though not necessarily exclusively, to Christian readers. We also recognize that in some instances Jews may even serve as a foil in what is first and foremost an inner-Christian conflict; this is certainly true of the disproportionate role of the Jews in debates concerning the veneration of icons. Yet for all the rhetorical artifice and implicit solipsism
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewish-Christian Disputations in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fictions and Realities
EditorsS. Morlet
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherPeeters Publishers
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789042938588
ISBN (Print)9789042938571
StatePublished - 2020


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