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Hezser, Catherine (2023) 'Rabbinic Geography: Between the Imaginary and Real.' In: Luther, Susanne, Hartog, Peter B. and Wilde, Clare E., (eds.), Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Travel Experiences, 3rd c. BCE - 8th c. CE. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 251-268. (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, Transformation)

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Abstract

This article discusses rabbinic perceptions of space and geography, showing how geographical information in rabbinic writings reflects the “local color” of these writings or rabbinic perceptions of the Land of Israel or other regions. This leads to the conclusion that geographical references and descriptions in rabbinic literature should be considered a mixture of daily life experiences, biblical reminiscences, hearsay and wishful thinking.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISBN: 9783110717419
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110717488-013
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 11:59
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/40386

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