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Ancient synagogues : historical analysis and archaeological discovery

Author: Dan Urman; Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
Series: Studia post-Biblica, v. 47.
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This collection of over twenty essays brings together scholars from three continents to discuss the early synagogue. It addresses the questions of: When and where did the synagogue originate? What  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Urman; Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher
ISBN: 9004112545 9789004112544
OCLC Number: 42882859
Description: 677 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volume I 'Ancient Synagogues: A Reader's Guide.' I. THE ORIGINS OF ANCIENT SYNAGOGUES J.G. Griffiths, 'Egypt and the Rise of the Synagogue.' L.L. Grabbe, 'Synagogues in Pre-70 Palestine: A Re-assessment.' P.V.M. Flesher, 'Palestinian Synagogues before 70 C.E.: A Review of the Evidence.' A. Oppenheimer, 'Babylonian Synagogues with Historical Associations.' II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANCIENT SYNAGOGUES D.E. Groh, 'The Stratigraphic Chronology of the Galilean Synagogue from the Early Roman Period Through the Early Byzantine Period (ca. 420 C.E.).' Y. Tsafrir, 'On the Source of the Architectural Design of the Ancient Synagogues in the Galilee: A New Appraisal.' G. Foester, 'Dating Synagogues with a 'Basilical' Plan and an Apse.' A.T. Kraabel, 'The Diaspora Synagogue: Archaeological and Epigraphic Evidence since Sukenik.' III. SYNAGOGUES AND SETTLEMENTS: REPORTS AND ANALYSIS D. Amit, 'Architectural Plans of Synagogues in the Southern Judean Hills and the "Halakah'.' S. Dar & Y. Mintzker, 'The Synagogue of horvat Sumaqa, 1983-1993.' Z. Gal, 'Ancient Synagogues in the Eastern Lower Galilee.' D. Urman, 'Early Photographs of Galilean Synagogues.' IV. THE SYNAGOGUE'S NATURE AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY Z. Safrai. 'The Communal Functions of the Synagogue in the Land of Israel in the Rabbinic Period.' A. Kasher, 'Synagogues as 'Houses of Prayer' and 'Holy Places' in the Jewish Communities of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt.' I. Gafni, 'Synagogues in Babylonia in the Talmudic Period.' D. Urman, 'The House of Assembly and the House of Study: Are they One and the Same? Z. Ilan, 'The Synagogue and Study House at Meroth.' R. Reich, 'The Synagogue and the miqweh in Eretz-Israel in the Second-Temple, Mishnaic, and Talmudic Periods.' Volume II V. THE SYNAGOGUE'S INTERNAL AESTHETICS A. Ovadiah, 'Art of the Ancient Synagogues in Israel.' J.R. Branham, 'Vicarious Sacrality: Temple Space in Ancient Synagogues.' P.V.M. Flesher, 'Rereading the Reredos: David, Orpheus, and Messianism in the Dura Europos Synagogue.' A. Ovadiah, 'The Mosaic Workshop of Gaza in Christian Antiquity.' VI. D. Urman, PUBLIC STRUCTURES AND JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
Series Title: Studia post-Biblica, v. 47.
Responsibility: edited by Dan Urman and Paul V.M. Flesher.

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