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Babatha’s Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold

Philip F. Esler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198767169
eISBN:
9780191821349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767169.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Biblical Studies

In 1961 archaeologists discovered a family archive of legal papyri in a cave near the Dead Sea where their owner, the Jewish woman Babatha, had hidden them in 135 CE at the end of the Bar Kokhba ... More


Beginning to Reinterpret the Archives

Kimberley Czajkowski

in Localized Law: The Babatha and Salome Komaise Archives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777335
eISBN:
9780191823053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777335.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents the legal documents and transactions that we find in the archives at greater length, and introduces the reader to the people we encounter in these documents. This takes the form ... More


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