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Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman world : toward a new Jewish archaeology / Steven Fine.

Author/Creator:
Fine, Steven.
Publication:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 267 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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Subjects:
Jewish art and symbolism.
Synagogue art.
Synagogue architecture.
Judaism and art -- History -- To 1500.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Archaeology and religion.
Contents:
Building an ancient synagogue on the Delaware: Philadelphia's Henry S. Frank Memorial Synagogue and constructions of Jewish art at the turn of the twentieth century
The old-new land: "Jewish archaeology" and the Zionist narrative
Archaeology and the search for "non-rabbinic Judaism"
Art history: transmitting Jewish artlessness to new generations
Toward a new "Jewish archaeology": methodological reflections
Art and identity in latter Second Temple period Judaism: the Hasmonean royal tombs at Modi'in
Art and identity in late antique Palestine: the Na'aran synagogue
Art and identity in diaspora communities in late antiquity: from Nehardea to Rome
Between Rome and Jerusalem: the date palm as a "Jewish symbol"
"The lamps of Israel": the menorah as a Jewish symbol
The Dura Europos synagogue and its liturgical parchment
Synagogue mosaics and liturgy in the land of Israel
Sanctity and the art of ancient synagogues.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-252) and indexes.
ISBN:
0521844916 (hardback)
OCLC:
56356180