Domitian's Attitude toward the Jews and Judaism

  title={Domitian's Attitude toward the Jews and Judaism},
  author={E. M. Smallwood},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={1 - 13}
IN Christian tradition Domnitian is a persecutor. Talnmudic and Midrashic writings contain passages concerning the hostility of an enmperor toward the Jews. Although they do not refer explicitly to Donitian, and although, so far as I am aware, Donitian is never actually named as a persecutor in Jewish literature, these passages are generally, and plausibly, considered to refer to the last years of his principate because of Dio's testimony to an attack nmade in 95 on people who had adopted… Expand
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The minority of modern scholars who hold that Clemens was a convert to Judaism include Graitz, Die jiudischen Proselyten..
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Jewish families whose apostasy went back for several generations, e.g., the family of Tiberius Julius Alexander, had probably given up the practice of circumcision
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