Christian Gaza In Late Antiquity (Jerusalem Studies in by Bruria Bitton-Ashkelony, Arieh Kofsky

By Bruria Bitton-Ashkelony, Arieh Kofsky

The essays that contain this quantity in honor of Adrian Schenker handle numerous concerns and themes within the box of textual feedback and the textual historical past of the Hebrew Bible. apart from the "Book of Kings", the participants are editors of person Biblical books for the hot "Biblia Hebraica Quinta". the themes of the essays variety from exams of the general textual state of affairs for a specific e-book to investigations of translation strategy to experiences of particularities within the "Leningrad Codex" and its "Masorah". such a lot books of the Hebrew Scriptures are handled in a single of the essays.

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The depiction of Gaza in the Madaba map reflects the architectural reality known in other cities of ancient Palestine, where the actual remains are visible at the site and thus reinforce the proposed identification. The semicircular structure represented in the depiction of 7 Y. Dan, The City in Eretz Israel during the Late Roman and Byzantine Periods, Jerusalem, 1984, p. 203 n. 18 (Hebrew); Ashkenazi, “Paganism in Gaza,” pp. 111-12. 8 W. ), pp. 165-171; Monteagudo, “Architectural Models,” pp. 256-58.

20; Meimaris, Chronological Systems, pp. 312-13, no. 11. ) and chapel, see TIR, p. v. 46 leah di segni due north of Ruhama on the Gaza-Eleutheropolis road (map ref. 23 Bethagidea of the Madaba map, identified with Kh. 24 In Wadi Ghazzeh (Nahal Besor) several Byzantine sites in a row from northwest to southeast may have belonged to the territory of Gaza.

70 b. Ketubbot 5a; b. Shabbat 150a. 38 zeev weiss protesting those who profaned the temple in Gaza, as described by Sozomen, demonstrates the power of the boisterous masses gathered in the entertainment building and their role in determining public life in the region. Summary In light of the limited available sources, one may deduce that Gaza boasted at least a theater and a hippodrome constructed for the local citizens, and were used during both the Roman and Byzantine periods. Although buildings for entertainment have not yet been found in Gaza, the evidence presented above nevertheless attests to their existence.

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