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Author Rozenfeld, Ben Tsiyon

Title Torah centers and rabbinic activity in Palestine, 70-400 CE : history and geographic distribution / by Ben-Zion Rosenfeld ; translated from the Hebrew by Chava Cassel
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (vi, 320 pages) : maps
Series Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism, 1384-2161 ; v. 138
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 138.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One. Methodology: Who Is a Sage and Where Did He Live?; Chapter Two. Judea; Chapter Three. Galilee; Chapter Four. Central Palestine; Chapter Five. Golan, Bashan, Hauran and Transjordan; Bibliography; Maps; Index of Names; Index of Geographical Places; Index of Subjects
Summary This book analyzes the data about Torah centers and rabbinic activity in Palestine during Mishnaic and Talmudic times, 70-400 CE - the Roman and early Byzantine periods. The research is an interdisciplinary inquiry. It encompasses rabbinic literature as well as archeology, geography, and sociology, thus enriching the discussion of the history and scope of rabbinic activity in the different regions of Palestine. Arranged in chronological order, the book highlights the changes generated by historical events, in particular of the Bar Kokhba Revolt. In spite of this upheaval, Torah centers continu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Talmudic academies -- Palestine -- History
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Jewish learning and scholarship -- Palestine
Jews -- Palestine -- Intellectual life
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Jewish learning and scholarship
Jews -- Intellectual life
Judaism -- Talmudic period
Talmudic academies
Middle East -- Palestine
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Cassel, Chava
LC no. 2009036383
ISBN 9789047440734