By Jan Willem Van Henton, J. W. Van Henten, Pieter Willem Van Der Horst
This quantity comprises the papers of a workshop on Jewish epigraphy in antiquity equipped at Utrecht collage in 1992. between the members have been collaborators of the Cambridge Jewish Inscriptions venture and of the Tubinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients undertaking. vital features of old Jewish inscriptions are highlighted within the papers, just like the connection among documentary and literary texts. numerous papers specialize in features of the historical past of Jewish groups within the diaspora. experts in Jewish epigraphy will locate surveys of components of the corpus of Jewish inscriptions (curse inscriptions, metrical epitaphs, alphabet-inscriptions) and discussions of a few mounted reviews, and Jewish inscriptions are mentioned in a much wider literary and old contexts as good. CONTENTS: William Horbury, `Jewish Inscriptions and Jewish Literature in Egypt, with targeted connection with Ecclesiasticus'. Jan Willem van Henten, `A Jewish Epitaph in a Literary textual content: four Macc 17:8-10'. Johan H.M. Strubbe, 'Curses opposed to Violation of the Grave in Jewish Epitaphs from Asia Minor'. Pieter W. van der Horst, `Jewish Poetical Tomb Inscriptions'. Alice J. Bij de Vaate, `Alphabet-Inscriptions from Jewish Graves'. David Noy, `The Jewish groups of Leontopolis and Venosa'. Gert Luderitz, `What is the Politeuma?' Tessa Rajak, `Inscription and Context: interpreting the Jewish Catacombs of Rome'. Gerard Mussies, `Jewish own Names in a few Non-Literary Sources'. Hanswulf Bloedhorn, `Zur Architektur der Synagogen in der Diaspora'.