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Naomi Koltun-Fromm

Naomi Koltun-Fromm is an associate professor of Religion at Haverford College, PA. She holds an MA and PhD in History from Stanford University and a BA in History from Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in comparative late ancient biblical exegesis. Her most recent publication is Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community.

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Jewish-Christian Conversation in Fourth-Century Persian Mesopotamia

A Reconstructed Conversation
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0156-2
Was there an active Jewish-Christian polemic in fourth-century Persia? Aphrahat’s Demonstrations, a fourth-century adversus Judaeos text, clearly indicates that fourth-century Persian Christians were interested in the debate. Is there evidence of this polemic in the rabbinic literature? Despite the lack of a comparable Jewish or rabbinic adversus Christianos literature, there is evidence, both from Aphrahat and the Rabbis that this polemic was not one sided.
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