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Ancient Synagogues: Historical Analysis and Archaeological Discovery, 2 Volumes (Dan Urman Paul V M Flesher (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004112544
Ancient Synagogues: Historical Analysis and Archaeological Discovery, 2 Volumes (Dan Urman Paul V M Flesher (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004112544
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Title: Ancient Synagogues: Historical Analysis and Archaeological Discovery, 2 Volumes

Author: Urman, Dan Paul V M Flesher (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004112544

Volumes: 2; Pages: 716

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The origins of the synagogue remain shrouded in mystery and its development in its early centuries is only slightly better understood. This book brings together over twenty essays from Israeli, British, and American scholars to explore the development of the ancient synagogue. Combining original articles with the best of earlier studies-including nine articles here translated from the Hebrew for the first time-this collection presents the fullest critical picture of the early synagogue and the scholarly discussions concerning it. The book focuses on two central questions. First, what were the origins of the earliest synagogues, and where did they achieve the greatest growth in the early centuries? Second, what role did the early synagogue play within the Jewish community?Table of ContentsVolume IAncient Synagogues: A Readers Guide.I. THE ORIGINS OF ANCIENT SYNAGOGUESJ.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 SYNAGOGUESD.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 ANALYSISD. 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 SYNAGOGUES NATURE AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITYZ. 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 IIV. THE SYNAGOGUES INTERNAL AESTHETICSA. 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
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