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Title The archaeology and material culture of the Babylonian Talmud / edited by Markham J. Geller
Published Boston : Brill, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series IJS Studies in Judaica
IJS studies in Judaica.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Babylonian Talmud; Chapter 1 The Land behind Ctesiphon: The Archaeology of Babylonia during the Period of the Babylonian Talmud; Chapter 2 "Recycling Economies, When Efficient, are by Their Nature Invisible". A First Century Jewish Recycling Economy; Chapter 3 The Cedar in Jewish Antiquity; Chapter 4 Since When Do Women Go to Miqveh? Archaeological and Rabbinic Evidence; Chapter 5 Rabbis in Incantation Bowls; Chapter 6 Divorcing a Demon: Incantation Bowls and BT Giṭṭin 85b
Chapter 7 Lilith's Hair and Ashmedai's Horns: Incantation Bowl Imagery in the Light of Talmudic DescriptionsChapter 8 The Material World of Babylonia as Seen from Roman Palestine: Some Preliminary Observations; Chapter 9 Travel between Palestine and Mesopotamia during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: A Preliminary Study; Chapter 10 Shopping in Ctesiphon: A Lesson in Sasanian Commercial Practice; Chapter 11 Substance and Fruit in the Sasanian Law of Property and the Babylonian Talmud; Chapter 12 Rabbinic, Christian, and Local Calendars in Late Antique Babylonia: Influence and Shared Culture
Chapter 13 'Manasseh Sawed Isaiah with a Saw of Wood': An Ancient Legend in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Persian SourcesChapter 14 Biblical 'Archaeology' and Babylonian Rabbis: On the Self-Image of Jews in Sasanian Babylonia; Chapter 16 The Gymnasium at Babylon and Jerusalem; Index
Summary "The Babylonian Talmud remains the richest source of information regarding the material culture and lifestyle of the Babylonian Jewish community, with additional data now supplied by Babylonian incantation bowls. Although archaeology has yet to excavate any Jewish sites from Babylonia, information from Parthian and Sassanian Babylonia provides relevant background information, which differs substantially from archaeological finds from the Land of Israel. One of the key questions addresses the amount of traffic and general communications between Jewish Babylonia and Israel, considering the great distances and hardships of travel involved"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Conference proceedings of the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Talmud -- Evidences, authority, etc. -- Congresses
Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses
Talmud fast
Subject Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Congresses
Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History -- Congresses
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Congresses
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Authority -- Religious aspects
Excavations (Archaeology)
Judaism -- Talmudic period
Middle East -- Babylonia
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Geller, Markham J., editor
ISBN 9789004304895