Sacred realm: the emergence of the synagogue in the ancient world

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Architecture - 203 pages
'Sacred Realm' is an accompaniment to a monumental exhibition organized by the Yeshiva University Museum in New York. Borrowing from museums in North America, Europe, and Israel, the exhibition presents a unique collection of artifacts and manuscripts - including many pieces never before displayed in the United States - and will depict for the first time an in-depth history of the synagogue during the Greco-Roman period. From fourth-century Egyptian incense burners and inscribed bowl fragments to fifth-century Gaza mosaics decorated with Menorah and Shofar, Piyyut (liturgical poetry) manuscripts, and assorted textile, column, and pottery fragments, this collection is the most significant presentation of ancient Jewish religious life ever assembled in the United States.

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Contents

An Archaeological Introduction
3
Holiness
21
New Light from Inscriptions and Papvri
48
Copyright

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Steve Fine is Assistant Professor at Baltimore Hebrew University.

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