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The chapter begins with a discussion of the two main rabbinic centers in the two important Jewish cities of Galilee-Sepphoris and Tiberias- followed by sixty-six settlements in which rabbinic activity was more sporadic. The discussion and conclusions about the settlements with rabbinic activity are followed by a discussion of the ties between the sages of the large urban Torah centers and the sages active on the periphery. The understanding of the data concerning the distribution of rabbinic activity in the different settlements in Galilee by examining them in terms of the relative status of Galilee as a place of rabbinic activity and the status of its sages in the rabbinic world. Only two urban rabbinic centres named Sepphoris and Judah ha-Nasi claimed long-term, uninterrupted rabbinic activity. The rabbinic activity that existed throughout Galilee until the end of the talmudic period played a major role in shaping rabbinic Judaism.

Keywords: Galilee; Judah ha-Nasi; rabbinic activity; Sepphoris; talmudic period; Tiberias



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