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The Resource Sacred realm : the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world, edited by Steven Fine ; organized by Yeshiva University Museum

Sacred realm : the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world, edited by Steven Fine ; organized by Yeshiva University Museum

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Sacred realm : the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world
Title
Sacred realm
Title remainder
the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven Fine ; organized by Yeshiva University Museum
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Fine, Steven
  • Yeshiva University
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  • Synagogues
  • Synagogue architecture
  • Palestine
Label
Sacred realm : the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world, edited by Steven Fine ; organized by Yeshiva University Museum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Yeshiva University Museum
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index
Contents
  • Director's Preface
  • Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Donors
  • Lenders to the Exhibition
  • Historical Chronology
  • Foreword: The Ancient Synagogue and the History of Judaism/
  • Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • 1.
  • Ancient Synagogues: An Archaeological Introduction/
  • Eric M. Meyers
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • From Meeting House to Sacred Realm: Holiness and the Ancient Synagogue/
  • Steven Fine
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Diaspora Synagogues: New Light from Inscriptions and Papyri/
  • Louis H. Feldman
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Diaspora Synagogues: Synagogue Archaeology in the Greco-Roman World/
  • Leonard Victor Rutgers
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Art and Architecture of the Late Antique Synagogues/
  • Rachel Hachlili
  • p. 96
  • 6.
  • Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Literature of the Ancient Synagogue and Synagogue Archaeology/
  • Avigdor Shinan
  • p. 130
  • Contributors.
  • p. 153
  • Catalogue of Objects in the Exhibition.
  • p. 155
  • Notes.
  • p. 177
  • Glossary.
  • p. 183
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 185
  • Photographic Credits.
  • p. 193
  • Index.
  • p. 195
Control code
ocm33334719
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxix, 203 p.
Isbn
9780195102253
Lccn
95045029
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Sacred realm : the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world, edited by Steven Fine ; organized by Yeshiva University Museum
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Yeshiva University Museum
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index
Contents
  • Director's Preface
  • Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Donors
  • Lenders to the Exhibition
  • Historical Chronology
  • Foreword: The Ancient Synagogue and the History of Judaism/
  • Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • 1.
  • Ancient Synagogues: An Archaeological Introduction/
  • Eric M. Meyers
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • From Meeting House to Sacred Realm: Holiness and the Ancient Synagogue/
  • Steven Fine
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Diaspora Synagogues: New Light from Inscriptions and Papyri/
  • Louis H. Feldman
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Diaspora Synagogues: Synagogue Archaeology in the Greco-Roman World/
  • Leonard Victor Rutgers
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Art and Architecture of the Late Antique Synagogues/
  • Rachel Hachlili
  • p. 96
  • 6.
  • Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Literature of the Ancient Synagogue and Synagogue Archaeology/
  • Avigdor Shinan
  • p. 130
  • Contributors.
  • p. 153
  • Catalogue of Objects in the Exhibition.
  • p. 155
  • Notes.
  • p. 177
  • Glossary.
  • p. 183
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 185
  • Photographic Credits.
  • p. 193
  • Index.
  • p. 195
Control code
ocm33334719
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxix, 203 p.
Isbn
9780195102253
Lccn
95045029
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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