Rabbinic isolation in Roman times

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This paper is explores the evidence for judging what extent the Byzantine imperial centre and the provincial Jewish community in Palestine interacted with each other in the period between Caracalla’s Constitutio Antoniana in 212 CE and the reign of Justinian I (527-565 CE) when the Talmud Yerushalmi and the Justinianic corpus came into being. Is there reason to believe that there were some channels by which Roman and Jewish law communicated with each other?
Period31 Oct 2016
Event titleSeminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period: Michaelmas 2018
Event typeSeminar
LocationOxford, United KingdomShow on map


  • Rabbinic law
  • Roman law
  • late antiquity