By Geoffrey Herman

ISBN-10: 3161506065

ISBN-13: 9783161506062

The Exilarchs, professed scions of the biblical Davidic royal line, have been leaders of the Jews of Babylonia in antiquity. They have been stated to be robust political figures and to guide a decadent way of life. Their princely trappings and high-handed demeanour have been legend. They have been suggested to be thoroughly assimilated into Persian tradition. Geoffrey Herman examines the facts, culled in most cases from the Talmudic and Geonic literature, subjecting the establishment of the Exilarchate to literary-historical and source-critical research. additionally, Herman innovatively makes use of comparative resources from the fields of Iranian stories and Persian Christianity to discover the reality underlying the money owed of the old Exilarchs.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Prince without a Kingdom: The Exilarch in the Sasanian Era (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism) PDF

Similar judaism books

Download PDF by Elizabeth Shanks Alexander: Gender and Timebound Commandments in Judaism

The rule of thumb that exempts girls from rituals that have to be played at particular occasions (so-called timebound, confident commandments) has served for hundreds of years to stabilize Jewish gender. It has supplied a cause for women's centrality at domestic and their absence from the synagogue. Departing from dominant well known and scholarly perspectives, Elizabeth Shanks Alexander argues that the rule of thumb used to be now not conceived to constitution women's non secular lives, yet fairly grew to become a device for social engineering in basic terms after it underwent shifts in that means in the course of its transmission.

Download e-book for kindle: The Tabernacle of Israel: Its Structure and Symbolism by James Strong

This vintage contains the subsequent chapters:I. creation to the TabernacleII. background of the TabernacleAnte-SinaiticMosaicDavidicIII. constitution of the TabernacleCourtSanctuaryShrineRegaliaIV. Symbolism of the TabernacleProportionColorFigureMaterial (in construction)Elements (in worship)Sanctity (comparative)Revelation (gradual)

New PDF release: Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Commentary on Books 3-5 of Psalms:

Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra’s remark is without doubt one of the nice biblical exegeses produced by means of medieval Jewry. His observation accompanies nearly each model of the Rabbinic Bible, and his effect on bible study maintains to this very day. Ibn Ezra sought to supply the literal that means of the biblical textual content.

New PDF release: The Reception of Biblical War Legislation in Narrative

Within the Hebrew Bible, warfare is a admired subject that's handled in either criminal and narrative texts. to date, the interaction among the 2 parts has acquired in basic terms little recognition. This quantity explores the influence of biblical battle laws on battle bills within the Hebrew Bible and in Early Jewish Literature.

Extra info for A Prince without a Kingdom: The Exilarch in the Sasanian Era (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Prince without a Kingdom: The Exilarch in the Sasanian Era (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism) by Geoffrey Herman


by Jason
4.1

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 41 votes