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This book argues that women served as leaders in a number of synagogues during the Roman and Byzantine periods. The evidence for this consists of nineteen Greek and Latin inscriptions in which women bear the titles "head of the synagogue," "leader," "elder," "mother of the synagogue" and "priestess." These inscriptions range in date from 27 B.C.E. to perhaps the sixth century C.E. and in provenance from Italy to Asia Minor, Egypt and Palestine. While new discoveries make this a growing corpus of material, a number of the inscriptions have been known to scholars for some time. The book contains a new preface by the author.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Publishers' Preface
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  1. Introduction to the Digital Edition
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Part One: The Inscriptional Evidence
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  1. I. Women as Heads of Synagogues
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  1. II. Woman as Leader
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  1. III. Women as Elders
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  1. IV. Women as Mothers of the Synagogue
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  1. V. Women as Priests
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  1. Part Two: Background Questions
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  1. VI. Did the Ancient Synagogue Have a Women's Gallery or Separate Women's Section?
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  1. VII. Further Background Issues Relating to Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Appendix: Women as Donors in the Ancient Synagogue
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  1. Plates
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  1. Notes
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  1. Indices
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781951498078
Related ISBN
9781951498085
MARC Record
OCLC
1157681550
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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