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    DescriptionIn 1489, 1512 and then again in 1663, the Jews in China pooled their resources to inscribe the story of the Kaifeng Temple in stone. Their purpose was to remind future generations about the Israelite religion, about their prayers, what and when to pray, and to perpetuate the history and significance of the Temple. At the time of the engraving, the Israelites had lived intermittently under Chinese administration for over 1500 years, adhering to the biblical rituals and customs. Part I contains the new annotated translation and traces the original Chinese text to biblical sources. Part II examines the origin of the community, their first encounter with the Chinese, their dedication to the Temple and their life as Jews in the sea of Chinese culture. Incorporated are many Hebrew sources and original Chinese works that are translated here for the first time which highlight the cross-cultural currents that challenged the Israelites in China. It takes the reader into uncharted territory of the Jews in ancient China.


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    Title
    The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions
    Subtitle
    The Legacy of the Jewish Community in Ancient China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tiberiu Weisz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780595373406
    ISBN 10: 0595373402
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HRJ, HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    BISAC V2.8: REL040030
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 933
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 933
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS135.C5 W45 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, QRAX, NHF, NHC
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    iUniverse
    Imprint name
    iUniverse
    Publication date
    30 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington IN