Monday, September 24, 2018

Sukkot in Greco-Roman antiquity

SUKKOT IS HERE! (SEE NEXT POST): What Sukkot Meant to Jews and Gentiles in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Prof. René Bloch,
Sukkot was a festival of paramount importance to Jews in Greco-Roman antiquity, and was well-known to non-Jews. In fact, its processions with festive palm branches (lulavim) reminded pagans of Bacchic rituals with the thyrsos carried by the votaries of Dionysus/Bacchus and used in his festivals.

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