Early Jewish and Christian Magical Traditions in Comparison and Contact

This article introduces the project Early Jewish and Christian Magical Traditions in Comparison and Contact, the first large-scale interdisciplinary comparative study of Jewish and Christian magical objects from Late Antiquity. It is expected to significantly improve knowledge of ancient magic and early Jewish–Christian relations in lived religion (i.e. religion as it was actually practiced in everyday life). The project examines the local and global features of these objects—and the social contexts behind them—through a synthetic...
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