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A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

THE Jewish Encyclopedia INDEX TO VOLUME II Apocrypha, 1 Apolant, Eduard,  6 Apollinaris or Apollinarius,  Claudius, 6 Apollonius, 6 Apollonius or Apollonius Molon,  6 Follower of Posidonius, 7 Apollonius of  Tyana, 7 Apollos, 7 Apologists,  8 The First Attacks  in Egypt  by Heathens, 8 The First Apologists, 9 “ Sibylline Books”  and “ The  Wisdom of Solo- mon”, 9 Josephus, 9 Attacks by Christians and  Mohammedans, 9 Silence of the Jews, 10 French and Spanish Apologists,  10 Mohammedan Attacks, 10 The Blood- Accusation and Other  Calum-nies,11 Modern Polemics,  11 Apôphis, 11 Apoplexy, 11 Proportion  Between Whites and Blacks,  11 Predisposition of Italian Jews,  12 Three Infrequent Factors, 12 Apostasy and Apostates from Judaism,  12 Hebrew Expressions, 12 Alexandrian Apostates, 13 Paul Called an Apostate, 13 Christian Apostates from Judaism,  13 Aher the Apostate, 13 Joseph of Tiberias, 14 In Christian Spain,  14 In France, 14 Famous Apostates,  15 Maligners of Judaism,  15 Minor Apostates, 15 Solomon Levi of Burgos,  15 The Burning of the Talmud,  16 Joseph Pfefferkorn,  16 Luther’s Source, 17 Other Eminent Apostates,  17 Christian Affiliation, 17 Anti- Talmudical Mysticism,  17 Apostates to Islam, 17 Enlightened Apostates to  Islam, 18 Outward Conversions to  Islam, 18 Apostle and Apostleship,  19 Apostles’ Teaching, 20 Apostol, Daniil Pavlovich,  20 Apostolé, Apostoli, 20 Apostoli were Jews  of Highest Rank,  20 Relation to the Temple Tax,  20 Apostolic Constitutions,  21 Apostomus, 21 The Talmudic  Account, 21 Another Name for Antiochus  Epiphanes, 21 Meaning of the Name,  21 Apothecaries, Jewish, 22 Apotheker, Abraham Ashkenazi, 22 Apotheker, David,  22 Appeal, 22 Appellanten,  23 Apple, 23 Symbolical  Meaning, 23 Identified with Four Trees,  24 Difficulty of  Identification, 24 Quince, 24 Apple of Sodom,  25 Appraisement, 25 Appraisement of  Land, 25 Advertisement of Sale, 26 Appraisement of Slaves and  Moveables, 26 Division of Estates, 26 Approbation or Recommendation,  27 Of Christian Origin, 27 Publication Without Approbation  Forbidden, 28 Not Welcomed by the Jews, 28 Of Historical  Value, 28 Apt, 29 Aptrod, David,  29 Apulia, 29 Early Settlement  of Jews, 29 “ Chronicle” of Ahimaaz, 30 Thaumaturgy and  Poetry, 30 Astrology, 30 Shabbethai Donnolo,  30 Intellectual Relations with  Christians, 31 Centers of Learning, 31 Alleged Wholesale Conversion,  31 Aqueducts in Palestine, 32 Remains of Stone Aqueduct  at Tyre, 32 Remains in Caesarea of Two Aqueducts,  33 The Aqueducts of Jerusalem, 33 The Siloam Tunnel- Aqueduct, 33 Other Aqueducts:  Solomon’s Pools,  33 Aquila, 34 Fragments  in the “ Hexapla”, 34 Character of Aquila’s Version, 34 Aac— Apo  | Apo— Ben | Ben— Cha | Cha— Dre | Dre— Goa  | God— Ist  | Ita— Leo  | Leo— Mor | Mor— Phi | Phi— Sam | Sam— Tal  | Tal— Zwe        P  a g   V  ie w Search | F i n d    |   H o m e |    I n  d  e  x         P  a g   V  ie w

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