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An Analysis of the Synagogue Zodiac at Sepphoris: Its Judaization, Symbolism, and Significance

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dc.contributor.advisor Jensen, Robin
dc.contributor.author Doster, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-05T19:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-05T19:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-05T19:54:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/3748
dc.description This paper provides an analysis of the zodiac found in a fifth century synagogue at Sepphoris, an ancient city near Nazareth. en_US
dc.description.abstract The zodiac, a pagan symbol believed to have originated in 7th century BCE Babylonia, appears in the floor mosaics of numerous synagogue ruins through the Palestine region, including one found in a fifth century synagogue at Sepphoris, an ancient city located in modern day northern Israel. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Zodiac, Synagogue, Sepphoris, Judaization en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mosaics, Ancient -- Israel -- Sepphoris (Extinct city) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Synagogue art -- Israel -- Sepphoris (Extinct city) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphere of the zodiac (Art object) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish art and symbolism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Sepphoris en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Zodiac -- Religious aspects -- Judaism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish calendar en_US
dc.title An Analysis of the Synagogue Zodiac at Sepphoris: Its Judaization, Symbolism, and Significance en_US
dc.type Paper en_US
dc.description.college College of Arts and Science en_US
dc.description.school Divinity en_US
dc.description.department MLAS en_US


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