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Judaism is usually defined as the religion of the Jewish people. While this definition may be considered mainstream today, it is not clear that this was the case in the ancient world. The origins of the word are not clear nor what it was at the beginning (Goodman, 2017). Was there one ancient Judaism, or were there many? Were there di…

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Schwartz, Joshua, “Judaism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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