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Title The archaeology and material culture of the Babylonian Talmud / edited by Markham J. Geller.

Publication Info. Boston : Brill, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
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Series IJS Studies in Judaica
IJS studies in Judaica.
Note Conference proceedings of the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and 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.
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.
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Subject Talmud -- Evidences, authority, etc. -- Congresses.
Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Congresses.
Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History -- Congresses.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Congresses.
Chronological Term 10-425
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Geller, Markham J., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Archaeology and material culture of the Babylonian Talmud 9789004304888 (DLC) 2015030276 (OCoLC)916684785
ISBN 9789004304895 (electronic bk.)
9004304894 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004304895