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 likewise explores the query of whether they symbolize any genuine dialogue among Jews and Christians and likewise what reasons those dialogues served. cautious realization has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, specially the previous testomony, in furthering the dialogue concerning the Messiah. To this finish a entire Scriptural Index encourages better comparative examine of those dialogues. it's the translator's function to reveal those works, which were the fear of a small circle of concentrated students, to a much wider scholarly viewers and to inspire higher research of them and their function within the background of Jewish Christian relatives.

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