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Revisiting Beth She'arim: Locals, foreigners, poets and rabbis

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King's College London

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This will be a reassessment of how to use the evidence of the inscriptions from the famous Galilean necropolis of Beth She’arim, and of what we can learn (and not learn) about the wide range of people and communities represented there. Recent findings and new interpretations will be highlighted, based on the lecturer’s site visits and research for a new edition of the entire body of these important texts.

Jonathan J. Price, the Lessing Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University, has published extensively on Greek and Roman historiography, civil war in antiquity, Jewish epigraphy and Jewish history of the Roman period. For the past 12 years he has been editor of the Jewish inscriptions in the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, a scientific corpus of all inscriptions found in Israel dating from Alexander to Muhammad. As such, he has published new editions of thousands of Jewish epigraphical texts from Israel, and he has also produced studies of Jewish synagogues and communities, the languages and other cultural habits of the Jews in the pre-Islamic world.

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