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

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Index
Sites are in capital letters; pages with illustrations are in boldface type
ABELIM, 168
Abraham, 134, 139, 140, 145, 147-148, 163
Abraham, the marble worker, 35, 167-168
Abram (donor), 85, 162
Abun (Rabbi), 115
ACMONIA, 49, 51, 54, 58, 65, 81
menorah(s), 65
wall paintings, 78
Aedicula(e). See apse(s); Torah Shrine(s); and individual sites
AEGINA, 12, 49, 53, 58, 72, 76, 83
mosaic pavements, 76, 77
AIN AL-DUK. See NAARAN
ALEPPO, 49, 72
Alexander Severus, 56
ALEXANDRIA, 10, 49, 68, 82
ALEXANDROU-NESOS, 49, 61
AMASTRIS, 49
Amen, Amen Selah, 33, 38, 137
Amen, Shalom, 35
Ami (Rabbi), 30
Amidah. See Tefillah
amulets, 32, 33, 38, 39, 44, 167, 173, 174-175. See also magic
Analogein, 32
angels, 32, 133, 174-175
aniconic versus iconic tendencies, 113-129
animal motifs, 78, 81, 83, 87, 108, 110, 111, 119, 121, 122, 123, 125-126, 135, 146, 156, 162, 165, 166, 171 antelope, 119, 171
ANTIOCH ON THE ORONTES, 36, 40, 49, 53, 68, 69, 91, 92, 163
APAMEA, 12, 29, 53, 57, 58, 67, 72, 75, 81, 83, 89, 92, 93
mosaic pavements, 76, 77, 93
APHRODISIAS, 52, 54-55, 62, 63, 65
Aqedat Yitzhak (Binding of Isaac). See Binding of Isaac and individual sites
Aquarius, 121, 169
aravit (evening prayer), 143
Arch of Titus ( Rome), 116
archaeological methodology, 4-8, 98-99
Archisynagogas (female head of synagogue), 158
Archisynagogos (head of synagogue), 52, 53, 59, 60, 61, 156, 158
Ark of the Covenant, 17, 31, 32, 42-43, 80, 82, 159
arona, 32, 43, 159
ARSINOE-CROCODILOPHOLIS, 51
ASHKELON, 35, 145, 149, 171-172, 172-173, 174
ASIA MINOR, menorah, 44, 161
Asklepios, 92
Assi (Rabbi), 30, 46, 47

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Director's Preface ix
  • Editor's Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Donors xvii
  • Lenders to the Exhibition xxi
  • Historical Chronology xxiii
  • Foreword - The Ancient Synagogue and the History of Judaism xxvii
  • 1 - Ancient Synagogues an Archaeological Introduction 3
  • 2 - From Meeting House to Sacred Realm 21
  • 3 - Diaspora Synagogues 48
  • 4 - Diaspora Synagogues 67
  • 5 - Synagogues in the Land of Israel 96
  • 6 - Synagogues in the Land of Israel 130
  • Contributors 153
  • Catalogue of Objects in the Exhibition 155
  • Late Additions to the Exhibition 176
  • Notes 177
  • Glossary 183
  • Selected Bibliography 185
  • Photographic Credits 193
  • Index 195
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