Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

10 Between Liturgy and Social History: Priestly Power in Late Antique Palestinian Synagogues?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Jewish literature and art from Byzantine Palestine suggests a fascination with the priestly. This chapter argues that extant sources for the Byzantine period do not reflect the expansion of the priests as a sociological group, but rather a deepening interest in priesthood and in priestly motifs among Jews in the Byzantine period. Menahem Zulayhy pothesized that piyyutim on the priestly courses "were originally intended for communities in the Land of Israel in which priests were concentrated. Interest in priestly power in Byzantine Palestine is related to a broader theme in Jewish studies during the twentieth century, particularly though certainly not exclusively in North America: the search for "nonrabbinic Judaism". Literary sources that refer to the social settings of Jewish communities during the Byzantine period are in short supply.

Keywords: piyyutim; Byzantine period; Israel; Judaism; Palestine

10.1163/9789004238176_012
/content/books/b9789004238176_012
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Art, History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation