Anglo Israel Archaeological Society

Anthony Sheppard, ’Fuzzy Frontiers and Funny Faiths’

4.00pm Wednesday 16th December

This talk explores the concept of a fence or hedge round the Jewish Law and asks how solid that fence was in the Greek-speaking diaspora of the Roman Empire. Fluid boundaries allied to the high standing of many Jewish communities, such as Sardis, facilitated Jewish influence on contemporary pagan religious developments and reflect a model of circles of decreasing influence. The model will be illustrated with reference to cults such as Theos Hypsistos (God Most High) and the ‘Holy and Righteous One(s)’.

Please write to secretary@aias.org.uk to register your interest and note that the Zoom link will be sent to you approximately 48 hours prior to the lecture. 

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