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Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity: Part IV: The by Tal Ilan,Kerstin Hünefeld

By Tal Ilan,Kerstin Hünefeld

during this lexicon, Tal Ilan collects all of the details on names of Jews in lands east of Palestine, during which Aramaic and Arabic used to be spoken, and at the those who bore them among 330 BCE, a date which marks the Hellenistic conquest of East, and 650 CE, nearly the date whilst the Muslim conquest of East and the southern Mediterranean basin was once accomplished. The corpus comprises names from literary assets, in particular the Babylonian Talmud yet these pointed out in epigraphic files, in particular incantation bowls in Aramaicare, also are a big issue of the database. This lexicon is an onomasticon in so far as it's a choice of all of the recorded names utilized by the Jews of the jap Diaspora within the above-mentioned interval. Tal Ilan discusses the provenance of the names and explains them etymologically, given the numerous attainable assets of effect for the names at the moment. additionally, she indicates the department among using biblical names and using international names, and issues out the preferred ones. This publication is additionally a prosopography, considering Ilan analyzes the identification of the people pointed out therein.
The lexicon is observed via a long and complete creation that scrutinizes the most tendencies in identify giving present on the time. a wide a part of it's dedicated to the query of the way possible establish a Jew in a in most cases non-Jewish society.

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