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Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture: A Lexicon of Jewish and Related Seals Hardcover – Bargain Price, March 24, 2009


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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (March 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252033671
  • ASIN: B007K57NOY
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,277,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book should be in any research library for ancient Near Eastern, Iranian, or Jewish history. It will be a useful reference for archaeologists and historians of society, art, religion and commercial practice in those fields." Michael L. Bates, curator emeritus of Islamic coins, American Numismatic Society

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From 226 C.E. to 640 C.E., the Sasanian Empire occupied the territories now divided between Iran and Iraq and for brief periods between Syria and Armenia. One of the most significant material remnants of the large communities of Jews living within the empire are seals, almost all of which are signets whose styles, inscriptions, and sites of discovery provide important clues about the size and status of Jewish populations throughout the empire. Seals show how Jews within the empire adopted or resisted certain Sasanian symbols and sustained traditional Jewish references such as the lulab and etrog. This volume presents fifty-seven Jewish seals from the Sasanian Empire, as well as comparative Zoroastrian and Christian seals. The text identifies their provenance (if known), translates their inscriptions, and organizes them by their depiction or reference.

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An excellent book with ample evidence and excellent display of their seals. It made me look at my seals and there was one with the markings on it.
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Don't be misled by the three pictures of seals, carefully chosen, and enlarged, on the shiny paper of the cover. The pictures inside the book are TINY. And using a magnifying glass reveals the dots that make a printed photo, more than whatever information the original photo may have captured.
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