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The Changing Meaning of Synagogue: A Response to Richard Oster

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 February 2009

Howard Clark Kee
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(220 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA)

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References

1 Freedman, Ed. David Noel (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1992).Google Scholar

2 Meyers, ‘Synagogue’, 251.

3 Included in Joseph, Gutmann, ed., The Synagogue: Studies in Origins, Archaeology and Architecture (New York: KTAV, 1975) 157–84.Google Scholar

4 In this connection Philo several times quotes the LXX of Num 27.16–17, where the gathered community of God's people is compared with a flock of sheep (On the Posterity of Cain 67.5, 7; On Agriculture 44.6, 7).

5 In Questions on Genesis 2.6.

6 As in the case of the Essenes, in Every Good Man Is Free 81.

7 In The Embassy to Gaius 312.

8 To Gaius 156.

9 Every Good Man Is Free 81.

10 Antiquities 14.258; Life 2.276; 280.3; 293.4. Even Moses is said to have erected prayer houses (Apion 2.10).

11 Antiquities 1.10; 15.346.

12 Antiquities 19.300–5; Wars 2.289; 7.44.

13 A vulnerable and unwarranted assumption, which goes back to Deissman, A., in Light from the Ancient East (English translation: New York, 1927) 439–41.Google Scholar

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