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Table of Contents Preface Introduction Part 1. "The 'Most Unmonumental People' of the World": Modern Constructions of Ancient Jewish Art 1. 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. 2. The Old-New Land: "Jewish Archaeology" and the Zionist Narrative 3. Archaeology and the Search for "Non-Rabbinic Judaism" 4. Art History: Transmitting Jewish Artlessness to New Generations 5. Toward a New "Jewish Archaeology": Methodological Reflections Part 2. Art and Identity During the Greco-Roman Period 1. Art and Identity in Latter Second Temple Period Judaism: The Hasmonean Royal Tombs at Modi'in 2. Art and Identity in Late Antique Palestine: The Na'aran Synagogue 3. Art and Identity in Diaspora Communities in Late Antiquity: From Nehardea to Rome Part 3. Jewish "Symbols" During the Greco-Roman Period 1. Between Rome and Jerusalem: The Date Palm as a "Jewish Symbol" 2. "The Lamps of Israel": The Menorah as a Jewish Symbol Part 4. Reading Holistically: Art and the Liturgy of Late Antique Synagogues 1. The Dura Europos Synagogue and its Liturgical Parchment 2. Synagogue Mosaics and Liturgy in the Land of Israel a. The Sepphoris Synagogue: A Liturgical Interpretation b. The Torah, its Shrine, and the Decoration of Late Antique Palestinian Synagogues c. The Zodiac 3. Concluding Comments: Sanctity and the Art of Ancient Synagogues Epilogue A Note on Transliteration and Translation Abbreviations Illustrations Primary Source Index General Index
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Jewish art and symbolism.
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.