"'Find, Open, Read and Observe': Judaism in the Synagogues of Asia Minor during Late Antiquity"

Steve Friesen, University of Missouri-Columbia

THE FOURTH MEETING OF 1998-99 will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 7-9 pm in the Lounge on the second floor of Logan Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. Persons wishing to dine with other participants prior to the meeting should meet at 6 pm at Logan Hall (southeast of Locust Walk and 36th Street Walk). Take-out food (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) will be provided. Cost is $7 per person.

Please RSVP to either chairperson (adresses above), if possible, so that we might have a rough idea of how much food to arrange.

Recommended Readings

  • Feldman, Louis. 1996. "Diaspora Synagogues: New Light from Inscriptions and Papyri" In Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World, ed. S. Fine. New York: Oxford University Press, 48-94.
  • -----. Fine, Steven. 1998. This Holy Place: On the Sanctity of Synagogues During the Greco-Roman Period, Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Series, Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 28-29, 43-45, 137-157.
  • Fine, Steven, and Leonard Victor Rutgers. 1996. "New Light on Judaism in Asia Minor during Late Antiquity: Two Recently Identified Inscribed Menorahs." Jewish Studies Quarterly. 3.1:1-23.
  • Seager, Andrew R. 1981. "The Synagogue at Sardis." In Ancient Synagogues Revealed, ed. L. I. Levine. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 178-184.