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The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Christopher Stroup


When considering Jewish identity in Acts of the Apostles, scholars have often emphasized Jewish and Christian religious difference, an emphasis that masks the intersections of civic, ethnic, and religious identifications in antiquity. This book explores the depiction of Jewish and Christian identity by analyzing ethnicity within a broader material and epigraphic context. Examining Acts through a new lens, the book shows that the text presents Jews and Jewish identity in multiple, complex ways, in order to legitimate the Jewishness of Christians. The book begins with an overview of the importan ... More

Keywords: Jewish identity, Acts of the Apostles, Christian identity, ethnicity, Jewishness, Christians, Christian non-Jews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300247893
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300247893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Stroup, author
Boston College