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Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From major seminal works such as the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, ... More


The Beginnings of Hymnography in Ereṣ Yisra’el and Babylon

Leon J. Weinberger

in Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774303
eISBN:
9781800340978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774303.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Ereṣ Yisra’el, the birthplace of the piyyuṭ and the home of the anonymous poets (4th–6th c.) who generally followed biblical models — most notably the book of Psalms — in ... More


Karaite Synagogue Poets

Leon J. Weinberger

in Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774303
eISBN:
9781800340978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774303.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Karaite synagogue poets. The Karaites, a Jewish sect originating in the first half of the eighth century, are distinctive mainly because of their refusal to accept the ... More


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