This book explores the influence of Roman imperialism on the development of messianic themes in Judaism in the fifth through the eight centuries CE. It pays special attention to the ways in which Roman imperial ideology and imperial eschatology influenced Jewish representations of the Messiah and messianic age.
About the Author
Alexei M. Sivertsev is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University. He is the author of Households, Sects, and the Origins of Rabbinic Judaism (2005) and Private Households and Public Politics in 3rd-5th Century Jewish Palestine (2002). His articles have appeared in Catholic Biblical Quarterly and the Journal of Early Christian Studies.