Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora

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BRILL, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 499 pages
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Jewish Diaspora in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods from first to the eighth centuries C.E. is the subject of this work. The author thoroughly investigates origin, symbolism and significance of the mainly synagogal and funerary art forms in the Diaspora. "Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora" is the companion volume to the successful "Ancient Jewish Art and Archeaeology in the Land of Israel" (1988) by the same author. The geographical area covered includes Syria, Asia Minor, North Africa and Mediterranean Europe. The first section examines the characteristic features of Diaspora Art synagogue architecture and art (including the Torah shrine and mosaic pavements). Another section deals with burial and funerary practices. Of special importance are the sections on the "Biblical scenes," designs and iconography of the Dura Europos synagogue, and the Jewish symbols such as the Menorah, ritual objects, the Ark, the conch and the "Torah Scrolls," The book is richly illustrated with more than 325 drawings and photographs, some in colour.
  

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Contents

Historical Background
1
THE SYNAGOGUE
13
SYNAGOGUE ARCHITECTURE
25
B Characteristic Features of the Synagogue
67
Synagogues Known from Architectural Fragments
85
THE DURAEUROPOS SYNAGOGUE
96
MOSAIC PAVEMENTS
198
FIGURATIVE ART
237
B The Shewbread Table
345
Sanctuary Ark Structures
360
E The Conch
373
MOTIFS OF JEWISH ART
379
Human Figures
391
INSCRIPTIONS
398
B Funerary Inscriptions
413
FEATURES OF JEWISH ART
419

The Samson Cycle at MisisMopsuhestia
256
BURIAL AND FUNERARY PRACTICES
263
Sarcophagi
285
Gold Glasses
292
E Tombstones
304
JEWISH SYMBOLS
311
B Funerary Customs and Art
432
B Pattern Books
449
Abbreviations
465
Glossary
487
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JSTOR: Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora
Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora, by Rachel Hachlili. Handbuch der Ori- entalistik, Abteilung 1, Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten, Band 35. ...
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Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora - BRILL
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Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World - Cambridge University Press
AJAAD, R. Hachlili, Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1998. AJAALI, R. Hachlili, Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology ...
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About the author (1998)

Rachel Hachlili, Ph.D. in Archaeology, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is Professor of Archaeology at University of Haifa, Israel. She has published extensively on Archaeology and Art history themes including "Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Land of Israel" (Brill, 1988).