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 volume 31 of hellenistic culture and society issn 1054 0857 imprint in jewish studies the s mark taper foundation. 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. The beginnings of jewishness boundaries varieties uncertainties by shaye j d cohen who was in antiquity a jew or who was considered a jew and by whom . 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
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