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Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine$
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Martin Goodman and Philip Alexander

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264744

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.001.0001

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Material Culture and Daily Life

Material Culture and Daily Life

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(p.301) 17 Material Culture and Daily Life
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Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine
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CATHERINE HEZSER

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0018

This chapter evaluates the use of rabbinic literature in the study of Jewish daily life and material culture. It explains that one of the main problems associated with research on material culture and daily life is the establishment of a proper relationship between rabbinic literary references and archaeological data, between text and object. It suggests that these problems can be resolved by approaching the issues on the basis of a historical-critical study of rabbinic sources in a broad interdisciplinary framework, which takes account of archaeological research within the Graeco-Roman and early Byzantine context and which uses tools, methods and models developed by the social sciences.

Keywords:   rabbinic literature, Jewish daily life, material culture, archaeological data, historical-critical study

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