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The Jews in Their Land in the Talmudic Age

70–640 CE

Gedaliah Alon

Edited and translated by Gershon Levi

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$71.50 • £57.95 • €64.50

ISBN 9780674474956

Publication Date: 05/01/1989


824 pages

5-1/2 x 9 inches


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Gedaliah Alon’s study is the magnum opus of one of the very few scholars whose command of both rabbinic and classical literature provided him with the tools to approach an unusually challenging, almost forbidding field of historical inquiry… Alon’s stimulating history…will take its place among the standard studies of an obscure but pivotal age.—David Berger, The New York Times Book Review

No one before Alon—and only a handful after him—possessed the erudition to handle the rabbinic and Greek sources with subtlety…[and] Alon’s views reflect a mind that was secular but could fully appreciate the religious component of Jewish history… The book deserves an honorable place on the shelves of every serious student of Judaica.—Ben Zion Wacholder, Hadassah Magazine

Gedaliah Alon was a most original, distinguished historian. His erudition in rabbinic sources as well as classical literature, supported by absolute clarity of thought, intuition, and imaginativeness, enabled him to produce historical writing of the highest order.—Isadore Twersky

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