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Babylonian Jewry (586 BCE-7th century CE)

Shapur II Relief

  1. From Text to Tradition
    1. The Early History of Babylonian Jewry
    2. By The Rivers of Babylon
  2. Historical surveys
    1. James D. Purvis, and Eric Meyers. “Exile and Return- From the Babylonian Destruction to the Reconstruction of the Jewish State.” Part IV
  3. Primary sources
    1. Josephus, Antiquities XX, 17-95- The Conversion of the House of Adiabene
    2. Josephus, Antiquities XVIII, 310-79- A Jewish Babylonian Principali
    3. Jerusalem Talmud Yevamot 12-1 (12c)- The Tannaitic Movement in Babylonia
    4. Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 32b- The Great Tannaitic Sages
    5. Mishnah Yevamot 16-7- The Tannaitic Tradition  in Babylonia
    6. Genesis Rabbah 46-11- The Circumcision of the Sons of Ptolemy
    7. Iggeret Rav Sherira Gaon 9-10- The Amoraim
    8. Seder Olam Zuta, 9-10- History of the Exilarchs
    9. Babylonian Talmud Horayot 11b- The Status of the Exilarch vs. the Patriarch
    10. Babylonian Talmud Hullin 92a- The Two Princes
    11. Babylonian Talmud, Bava Qamma 58b- Judgement of the Exilarch
    12. Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 48a- Lax Observance in the Home of the Exilarch
    13. Babylonian Talmud Bava Batra 55a- The Law of the Land
    14. Iggeret Rav Sherira Gaon 11- The Last if the Amoraim and the Savoraim
  4. Images
    1. Rock relief portraying the Sassanian king Shapur II ruled 241-272 CE, known in rabbinic sources as “Shapur Malka.”
    2. A mask of the Sassanian king Shapur II ruled 241-272 CE, known in rabbinic sources as “Shapur Malka.”

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