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Author Brooten, Bernadette J., author.

Title Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue : inscriptional evidence and background issues / Bernadette Brooten.

Publication Info. Atlanta : Scholars Press, 2020.
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000


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Description 1 online resource (x, 282 pages)
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Series Brown Judaic studies ; no. 36
Brown Judaic studies ; no. 36.
Note Print version record.
Contents Part One: The Inscriptional Evidence -- Part Two: Background Questions.
Women as Heads of Synagogues -- Woman as Leader -- Women as Elders -- Women as Mothers of the Synagogue -- Women as Priests -- Did the Ancient Synagogue Have a Women's Gallery or Separate Women's Section? -- Further Background Issues Relating to Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue.
Credits Publication of this book is made possible in part by The Max Richter Foundation of Rhode Island.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Access Open access. 20200000
Subject Women in Judaism -- History.
Synagogues -- Organization and administration -- History.
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Jews -- History -- 70-638.
Femmes dans le judaïsme -- Histoire.
Synagogues -- Organisation et administration -- Histoire.
Juifs -- Histoire -- 168 av. J.-C.-135.
Juifs -- Histoire -- 70-638.
Jews (OCoLC)fst00983135
Synagogues -- Organization and administration (OCoLC)fst01141049
Women in Judaism (OCoLC)fst01177801
Chronological Term 168 B.C.-638 A.D.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Livres numériques.
Other Form: Print version: Brooten, Bernadette. Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue. Atlanta : Scholars Press, 2020 (DLC) 2019953784
ISBN 9781951498078 (electronic bk.)
1951498070 (electronic bk.)
9781951498085 (electronic bk.)
1951498089 (electronic bk.)
1946527742 (ebook)
Standard No. 10.26300/bdf6-qs07 DOI
AU@ 000067495641
AU@ 000067289069

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