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

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Contents
Director's Prefaceix
Editor's Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Donorsxvii
Lenders to the Exhibitionxxi
Historical Chronologyxxiii
Foreword: The Ancient Synagogue and the History of Judaismxxvii Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University
1. Ancient Synagogues: An Archaeological Introduction3 Eric M. Meyers, Duke University
2. From Meeting House to Sacred Realm: Holiness and the Ancient Synagogue21 Steven Fine, Baltimore Hebrew University
3. Diaspora Synagogues: New Light from Inscriptions and Papyri48 Louis H. Feldman, Yeshiva University
4. Diaspora Synagogues: Synagogue Archaeology in the Greco-Roman World67 Leonard Victor Rutgers, University of Utrecht
35. Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Art and Architecture of the Late Antique Synagogues96 Rachel Hachlili, University of Haifa
6. Synagogues in the Land of Israel: The Literature of the Ancient Synagogue and Synagogue Archaeology130 Avigdor Shinan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Table of contents

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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