Play and Games

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This article studies the toys and games of the Jews living in Roman Palestine within a historical framework of toys, games, and play in Graeco-Roman society. The discussion first examines early studies of games in ancient Jewish society and the various rabbinic literary sources and archaeology that are available. It then gives a detailed description of the ancient Jews at play, before presenting some suggestions for possible future study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743788
ISBN (Print)9780199216437
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2010

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  • Archaeology
  • Early studies of games
  • Games
  • Play
  • Rabbinic literary sources
  • Toys


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