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Monday, January 31st, 2011 06:39 am
an abbreviated selection

The Ways That Never Parted : Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages ed. Adam H. Becker, Annette Yoshiko Reed

Explorations on faith and practice along the Jewish-Christian Continuum, during the time when both rabbinic Judaism and orthodox Christianity were defining ourselves. I'd've preferred more archeology, and some examination of the Ethiopian evidence (having its Christian foundations in late antiquity, and being the most "Jewish" of the extant Christian traditions), but well worth reading anyway.

The hyena people : Ethiopian Jews in Christian Ethiopia by Hagar Salamon

Speaking of the Ethiopian evidence, here is a short and excellent study about the modern relationships between the Bet Israel and their Christian neighbors.
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