Project Title: Judaism and Herodian Marriage Practice in the Late Second Temple Period

Principal Advisor: Dr Janette McWilliam

Project Abstract: The study ‘Judaism and Herodian Marriage Practice in the Late Second Temple Period’ will examine Jewish exogamous and endogamous marriages during the Roman period, concentrating in particular on Herodian marriage practice. It will explore not only the legal and religious technicalities of such unions, but also the resulting political and social implications. It is particularly concerned with assessing the Herodian Dynasty’s Jewish identity between 47 BCE (Herod’s ascension to the Jewish throne) and 136 CE (the conclusion of the Bar-Kokhba Revolt).

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