Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World

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Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive overview of the historical, archaeological, and literary development of the synagogue from the third century B.C.E. to ca. 700 C.E. by an international team of scholars. In describing more than two hundred ancient synagogues in the Greco-Roman world and their place in the history of Judaism and Western civilization, this book shows how the synagogue came to be the most important institution in Jewish life. Beautiful ...
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Overview

Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive overview of the historical, archaeological, and literary development of the synagogue from the third century B.C.E. to ca. 700 C.E. by an international team of scholars. In describing more than two hundred ancient synagogues in the Greco-Roman world and their place in the history of Judaism and Western civilization, this book shows how the synagogue came to be the most important institution in Jewish life. Beautiful illustrations and maps transport the reader into the remains of synagogues as far afield as North Africa, Italy, Asia Minor, Israel, and Syria. Sacred Realm complements an exhibition organized by the Yeshiva University Museum in New York. The exhibition brings together archaeological artifacts and manuscripts from museums in North America, Europe, and Israel, most of which have never before been displayed in the Unites States. Lavishly illustrated with both color and black-and-white photographs of artifacts, sites, and models of ancient synagogues, this book is not only a detailed record of this historic exhibition, but a guide to the development of Judaism's most sacred institution.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195102246
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/5/1996
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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Steve Fine is Assistant Professor at Baltimore Hebrew University.

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Table of Contents

Director's Preface
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Donors
Lenders to the Exhibition
Historical Chronology
Foreword: The Ancient Synagogue and the History of Judaism
1 Ancient Synagogues: An Archaeological Introduction 3
2 From Meeting House to Sacred Realm: Holiness and the Ancient Synagogue 21
3 Diaspora Synagogues: New Light from Inscriptions and Papyri 48
4 Diaspora Synagogues: Synagogue Archaeology in the Greco-Roman World 67
5 Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Art and Architecture of the Late Antique Synagogues 96
6 Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Literature of the Ancient Synagogue and Synagogue Archaeology 130
Contributors 153
Catalogue of Objects in the Exhibition 155
Notes 177
Glossary 183
Selected Bibliography 185
Photographic Credits 193
Index 195
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