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7 “Epigraphical” Study Houses in Late Antique Palestine: A Second Look

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Synagogues have taken pride of place in Jewish social research, in no small part owing to the central role of the synagogue in the transformation of Western Jewry during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Dabbura lintel, made of basalt and measuring 170 cm in length and 42 cm tall, was discovered by Gutman over the main doorway of the "modern" mosque, located toward the northern side of the site. By late antiquity, the land was peopled with men who were called "rabbis", and no literary sources, not even patristic or Qaraite sources, suggest the existence of a protest movement or alternate group of Jewish literati distinct from the rabbinic community. Evidence for study houses in late antique Palestine is really very slight. This is not surprising, based upon what we know about rabbis, their numbers, and their distribution.

Keywords: Dabbura lintel; late antique Palestine; rabbinic community; study houses



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