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Christopher D Stanley in one of the articles of Journals for the Study of the New Testament titled Neither Jew nor Greek talks about the ethnical conflict in Graeco-Roman society He focuses his writing on four main periods of conflict existence Before I will go to the summary of the periods I will introduce his definition of ethnicity and conflict By term ethnic he means not as fixed quality that inheres in some objectively identifiable population group but rather as a fluid aspect of individual and group self-definition that can be either highlighted or ignored as circumstances warrant pg 110 Boundaries that are used to distinguish insiders from outsiders111 are 1 a belief in shared history 2 a common culture 3 some form of physical difference The author describes conflict as a competition for scarce social economics or territorial resources where there are discrepancies or change in the political power where one group has migrated into territory of another where there is a historical conflict or where groups in the same area possess discordant systems of personal and social values115 The author identifies four main periods of conflict what I already mentioned in the introduction First period extends through the latter half of the first century of BCE Fifty years later we have the second conflict Third ones is dated through the Levant and at the time of the Jewish Revolt Finally the forth one occurred in Diaspora revolt of 115-17 CE Primary sources for these conflicts can be found in the writings of Josephus In most instances the conflicts are resulted from tensions between the Jewish community and the local citizen-body and their leaders Writer concludes his introduction saying that religious differences lay at the heart of these disputes It is also true in this case
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