Between Rome & Babylon
Studies in Jewish Leadership and Society
[Some Essays in the German Language]

By Aharon Oppenheimer
Edited by Nili Oppenheimer
November 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161485149
520 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$257.50 Hardcover


This collection of papers by Aharon Oppenheimer contributes to the ongoing discussion of the history of the Jews in Palestine and Babylonia in the period of the Mishnah and the Talmud. Most of the papers appear now for the first time in translation from Hebrew. All of them have been selected and edited to suit this collection, and cross-references as well as indicies have been added.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

A: Roman Palestine & Surroundings
City Territories. Jewish Lydda in Roman Era. Tannaitic Benei Beraq--Centre of Learning.
Havurot in Jerusalem. Rabban Gamaliel of Yavneh. Ethnic Groups in Talmudic Literature.
Jewish Penal Authority in Roman Judaea. Jewish Conscripts in the Roman Army?

B: The Bar Kokhba Revolt
Ban on Circumcision as a Cause of the Revolt. Hideouts. Observance of Mitzvot.

C. Rise of Jewish Babylonia
Geneaological Boundaries of Jewish Babylonia. Comparison of the Traditions in the Jerusalem & Babylonian Talmuds.
Contacts Between Eretz Israel & Babylonia.

Places of original publication. Index of sources. General index.




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