Invention of the First-Century Synagogue

Invention of the First-Century Synagogue

Description

This work critically reevaluates the scholarship surrounding the identification of first-century synagogues at five key sites: Delos, Jericho, Herodium, Masada, and Gamla. These sites are consistently used in modern scholarship as comparators for all other early synagogues. Matassa reviews the scholarly discourse concerning each site, inspects each site, and thoroughly examines the excavation reports. Through close inspection of the material evidence she uncovers misunderstandings of the site remains and concludes that excavators incorrectly identified synagogues at Delos, Jericho, Masada, and Herodium. In the case of Gamla, however, the identification may be correct.


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Details

Author(s)
Lidia Matassa, Jason M Silverman, J Murray Watson
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 17mm | 426g
Publication date
17 Aug 2018
Publisher
SBL Press
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1628372184
ISBN13
9781628372182
Bestsellers rank
1,108,839