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Bibil Identifier bibil:238131
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Jewish Communities in Eastern Rough Cilicia
Author Fairchild, Mark R.
Journal Journal of Ancient Judaism (Volume: 5, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 204-216 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article discusses Jewish communities and their material remains in Eastern Rough Cilicia mainly during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. After mentioning some written sources about the Jewish presence in western Anatolia, the general paucity of testimonies about Jewish communities in central and eastern Anatolia is emphasized. This lack of evidence might be due to the fact, that both areas are not as well explored and researched as Western Anatolia. The focus of the paper lies on the eastern most region of Rough Cilicia. It discusses rock inscriptions, rock carvings, and (decorated) architectural remains which bear witness to a strong Jewish presence in many cities of this region.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Asia Minor (in general) : History and Civilization : 1st millennium
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Diaspora
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