Shaye j d cohens 1999 the beginnings of jewishness boundaries varieties uncertainties comprises revisions of eight previously published papers and two new papers discussing different aspects of jewish identity during the greco roman period. The beginnings of jewishness boundaries varieties uncertainties hellenistic culture and society by shaye j d cohen 2001 flag like see review katherine rated it it was amazing. The beginnings of jewishness boundaries varieties uncertainties by shaye j d cohen author january 2001 first edition paperback 3195 2500 series shaye j d cohen is ungerleider professor of judaic studies and professor of religious studies at brown university. Beginning with the intriguing case of herod the greats jewishness cohen moves on to discuss what made or did not make jewish identity during the period the question of conversion the prohibition of intermarriage matrilineal descent and the place of the convert in the jewish and non jewish worlds. Get this from a library the beginnings of jewishness boundaries varieties uncertainties shaye j d cohen in modern times various jewish groups have argued whether jewishness is a function of ethnicity membership in a descent group a function of birth nationality citizenship in a state a function
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