Synagogue of Ancient Ostia
& the Jews of Rome

Interdisciplinary Studies

Edited by Birger Olsson, Dieter Mitternacht & Olof Brandt
December 2001
Paul Åströms Förlag
ISBN: 91-7042-165X
202 pages, illustrated; 8.25" x 11.5"
$95.00 paper original

The studies included in this volume have a long history. They document the initial phase of the project "The Ancient Synagogue: Birthplace of Two World Religions" at the University of Lund. Contents include: The quarter surrounding the synagogue at Ostia. The synagogue at ancient Ostia: the building and its history.

A struggle among brothers: an interpretation of the relations between Jews and Christians in Ostia. Water and worship: Ostia and the ritual bath in the diaspora synagogue. The Jewish communities of ancient Rome. The Jews as the Roman authors saw them. The Greek of the Jews in Ancient Rome. Semitic Inscriptions in Rome. A Sabbath service in Ostia: what do we know about the ancient synagogue service?

Archaeology; Ancient History
Acta Instituti Romani Regni Sueciae, Series in 4o, LVII

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