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This paintings presents the texts and translations of 3 historical Jewish-Christian dialogues: The discussion of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The discussion of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, fifth c.); and The discussion of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, sixth c.). this can be the 1st released translation of every of those texts. An creation discusses the context of those dialogues within the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and in addition explores the query of whether they signify any genuine dialogue among Jews and Christians and likewise what reasons those dialogues served. cautious cognizance has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, in particular the outdated testomony, in furthering the dialogue in regards to the Messiah. To this finish a accomplished Scriptural Index encourages higher comparative research of those dialogues. it's the translator's goal to show those works, that have been the worry of a small circle of targeted students, to a much broader scholarly viewers and to inspire better examine of them and their function within the heritage of Jewish Christian family members.

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