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The Chosen Few by Zvi Eckstein, Maristella Botticini

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Appendix

THIS APPENDIX LISTS THE SECONDARY SOURCES THAT WE READ AND critically evaluated to build the numbers in tables 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and figure 1.1. It presents and discusses tables A.1 and A.2 with Benjamin of Tudela’s Jewish population estimates circa 1170. Also, it clarifies how some estimates in some tables and figures have been calculated and why they diverge from the ones provided by other scholars when they differ.

CHAPTER 1

Table 1.1 Jewish and Total Population, 65 CE–650, by Region

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Table 1.2 Effect of Wars on Jewish Population, 65 CE–650, by Region

Sources: For the LAND OF ISRAEL: Baron (1971b), Broshi (1979, 1982, 2001), Hamel (1990, pp. 137–40), Herr and Oppenheimer (1990, pp. 108–9), DellaPergola (1992, 2001), ...

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