Inscribing devotion and death: archaeological evidence for Jewish populations of North Africa

Toward a cultural history of Jewish populations in Roman North Africa -- Locating Jews in a North African world -- Naming like the neighbors: Jewish onomastic practices in Roman North Africa -- Inscribing the dead to describe the living: reading Jewish identity through funerary language -- Questioni...

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Published in:Religions in the Graeco-Roman world
Main Author: Stern, Karen B. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden [u.a.] Brill 2008
In:Religions in the Graeco-Roman world
Series/Journal:Religions in the Graeco-Roman world 161
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Jews / North Africa
Further subjects:B Africa, North Antiquities, Roman
B Death Religious aspects Judaism
B Judaism Africa, North History To 1500
B Judaism History To 1500 North Africa
B Jewish sepulchral monuments Africa, North
B Tombs Africa, North
B Africa, North Ethnic relations
B Thesis
B Judaism History Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D
B Jews Africa, North History To 1500
B Jews History To 1500 Africa, North
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Summary:Toward a cultural history of Jewish populations in Roman North Africa -- Locating Jews in a North African world -- Naming like the neighbors: Jewish onomastic practices in Roman North Africa -- Inscribing the dead to describe the living: reading Jewish identity through funerary language -- Questioning "Jewishnesss" in the North African synagogue: Hammam Lif as a case study -- North African Jewish responses to death: choosing appropriate gods, neighbors, and houses in the afterlife
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004163700