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

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(179 words)

Editor & Curator

Steven Fine.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1996. 203 pp., illustrations: 62 col., 131 b&w, 28 × 21.7 cm. English.

ISBN

0195102258

Location

Yeshiva University Museum (18 February–December 1996)

Description

The development of the synagogue in ancient times in both the Land of Israel and the Diaspora. Six essays on various aspects of these structures, with contributions by Lawrence H. Schiffman, Eric M. Meyers, Steven Fine, Louis H. Feldman, Leonard Victor Rutgers, Rachel Hachlili, and Avigdor Shinan. Wide range of archaeological material informs these discussions: inscriptions on stone and papyrus, stone decorations (especially the recurring motif of the menorah), mosaic panels, wall paintings, gold glass, rabbinic sermons, prayers & liturgical writings. Catalog of exhibits. Detailed descriptive entries. 79 items.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSERETZ ISRAELSYNAGOGUES, ANCIENTSYNAGOGUES, ARCHITECTURESYNAGOGUES, MOSAIC FLOORS

minor keywords

AmuletsDura EuroposGold glassLiturgical poemsMenorah as symbolSynagogue chancel screensSynagogues, ancient, DiasporaSynagogues, ancient, Eretz IsraelTombstones, ancient

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 6 pp., 1 b&w illus., 17.7 × 12.6 cm.

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