Jews in Palestine

Authored by: David Kraemer

The Routledge Handbook of Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9780815364344
eBook ISBN: 9781351107334
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351107334-17

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Abstract

Jews were dispersed throughout various parts of the Roman world, predominantly in Palestine but also including important populations in Egypt, Syria, Asia Minor, and Rome itself. In each of these places, Jews were a noted, distinctive population, at least some of whom were set apart from their neighbours by various practices and beliefs. With respect to the diet of Jews, however, there is – beyond Palestine – little evidence, the documentary record being sparse and, in the matter of food, focused only on what would have struck observers as ‘unusual’ details.

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