Joodse reizigers in het Romeinse rijk: Tussen globalisering en zelfbehoud

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    Abstract

    This article discusses Jewish travellers in the Roman Empire. After a short survey of practical aspects of Jewish travel in the Roman world I will zoom in
    on two Jewish authors who wrote about journeys: Philo of Alexandria and
    the author of Luke-Acts. I intend to show that Jewish experiences with travel
    in the Roman Empire often manifest a tension between participating in the
    global possibilities for travel the empire had to offer and a local interest in
    maintaining one’s own distinctive tradition and identity.
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)23–38
    JournalNTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion
    Volume74
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Keywords

    • travel
    • Jews in the Roman Empire
    • Glocalisation
    • Philo
    • Acts of the Apostles

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