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date: 23 October 2019

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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.

Keywords: toys, games, play, rabbinic literary sources, archaeology, early studies of games

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