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Babatha"s story

Orah Buck

Babatha"s story

by Orah Buck

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by O. Buck in [Toronto] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementphotography and text by Orah Buck.
The Physical Object
Pagination[16] p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22468987M
ISBN 100968173322

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Babatha daughter of Shim’on, a Jewish landowner who lived in Roman Arabia, owned a document archive found in a cave in the Judaean desert. Babatha’s archive is an extremely important resource for many issues, especially on the question of Jewish women’s legal position in Greco-Roman Palestine.

His book is an inspiring model for scholars, and educated laypeople will find this book an enchanting entryway into a lost world."--Pamela Barmash, Reading Religion "Esler's book has the twists and turns of a detective story, but its biggest surprise is the people into whose world we have been permitted to peer.5/5(2).

His book is an inspiring model for scholars, and educated laypeople will find this book an enchanting entryway into a lost world."—Pamela Barmash, Reading Religion "Esler's book has the twists and turns of a detective story, but its biggest surprise is the people into whose world we have been permitted to :   Babatha's Orchard Babathas story book a story that has gone untold for nearly two thousand years.

It is a story that would have perished with the last person familiar with its details--the Jewish woman Babatha, daughter of Shim'on ben Menahem. Babatha's Orchard | Babatha's Orchard tells a story that has gone untold for nearly two thousand years. It is a story that would have perished with the last person familiar with its details--the Jewish woman Babatha, daughter of Shim'on ben Menahem.

Babatha’s Orchard is an extraordinary accomplishment. The book has as its focus four legal documents that deal with the sale of an orchard, about as dry as situation as can be imagined, but Philip F.

Esler recreates the social and personal circumstances with great imagination and scholarly insight. The post-script to Babatha’s story is sad. In the Jewish revolt of AD, she was captured by the Romans and in all likelihood killed or enslaved. But not before hiding her collection in a cave by the Dead Sea, to await discovery in Esler’s book honors her in the best possible way.

Esler's book has the twists and turns of a detective story, but its biggest surprise is the people into whose world we have been permitted to peer. Women, at least the upper-middle-class Jewish and Nabatean women of Babatha's circle, turn out to have been major financial players in this world.

Babatha (also known as Babata) was a Jewish woman who lived in the town of Maḥoza (at the south-eastern tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan) at the beginning of the second centuryarchaeologist Yigael Yadin discovered a leather pouch containing her personal documents in what came to be known as the Cave of Letters, near the Dead documents found include such legal contracts.

Esler’s book focuses on the earliest four documents of Babatha’s archive, all written in Nabatean Aramaic with execution dates ranging from 94 C.E.

to 99 C.E., before Babatha was born. One of them records the sale of a date palm orchard to Babatha’s father Shimon in 99 C.E. Get this from a library. Babatha's orchard: the Yadin Papyri and an ancient Jewish family tale retold.

[Philip Francis Esler] -- Babatha's Orchard' tells a story that has gone untold for nearly two thousand years. It is a story that would have perished with the last person familiar with its details-the Jewish woman Babatha.

Esler's book has the twists and turns of a detective story, but its biggest surprise is the people into whose world we have been permitted to peer. Women, at least the upper-middle-class Jewish and Nabatean women of Babatha's circle, turn out to have been major financial players in this s: 2.

The central features of the story, untold for two millennia, relate to how a high Nabatean official had purchased the orchard only a month before, but suddenly rescinded the purchase, and how Shim'on then acquired it, in enlarged form, from the vendor.

THE BOOK CANNOT BE MADE. Avaliado nos Estados Unidos em 28 de maio de Compra Reviews: 1. In archaeologists discovered a family archive of legal papyri in a cave near the Dead Sea where their owner, the Jewish woman Babatha, had hidden them in CE at the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt. Babatha''s Orchard analyzes the oldest four of these papyri to argue that underlying them is a hitherto undetected and surprising train of events concerning how Babatha''s father, Shim''on.

The Greek documents have been published in their entirety as a book. They bear the signatures of people with traditional Jewish, Nabatean,c Roman and Greek names.

One of Babatha’s loan documents is signed by Kallaios son of John, Simon son of Simon, Gaius Julius Proclus, Onesimos, Theodore, Joseph and John.5 Every name but Simon’s is Greek.

Buy Babatha's Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold from This work considers the story behind papyri discovered in in the Cave of Letters by the Dead Sea. The archive contains various contracts and deeds entered into by a Jewish woman named Babatha, daughter of a land owner named Shim’on, at the end of the first : $ The post-script to Babatha’s story is a tragic one.

In the Jewish revolt of AD, she was captured by the Romans and in all likelihood killed or enslaved. But not before hiding her collection in a cave by the Dead Sea, to await discovery in Esler’s book honors her in the best possible way. A special collection of three books for junior youth.

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It is a story that would have perished with the last person familiar with its details--the Jewish woman Babatha, daughter of Shim'on ben Menahem. Babatha was probably killed or enslaved by Roman soldiers at the end of Shim'on ben Kosiba's revolt in CE, when they captured a cave in a wadi running into the western shores of the Dead Sea in.This book, revised and updated, offers some suggestions for meeting those needs, from both a clinical and a Baha'i perspective.

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