• There and Back Again: A Journey to Ashkelon and Its Intertexts in Yerushalmi Sanhedrin 4:6 (=Hagigah 2:2)

    Author(s):
    Amit Gvaryahu (see profile)
    Editor(s):
    Maren Niehoff
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Late Antiquity
    Subject(s):
    Rabbinic studies, Late Antiquity, Religions of late Antiquity
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Yerusahlmi, Ashkelon, hell, journeys
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6BC35
    Abstract:
    Every place is accompanied by its own set of etiologies, origin-stories, local histories, urban myths, folklore, rumors, and gossip. A story about a journey is also about transitioning between different narratives and modes of being. In this essay I discuss one such story, about a lonely disciple from Ashkelon, a rabbinic figure named Shimʿon b. Shatah,̣ and forty witches. It is a strange story, found only in the Palestinian Talmud. Its textual tradition is complex, it contains a host of obscure characters, and for rabbinic literature it is uncharacteristically long.
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