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In any event, Cyrenacia was one of the last corners of the Roman world where there was to be a fighting Jewish army. ”7 This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com << Chapter >> 12 Home | TOC | Index B E TWEEN EAST AND WEST The initial military successes of the Jews indicate an effective organization and an intensive penetration of the Jews among the Berber masses, but the revolt, like the last insurrection of the Jews in Palestine against the Roman world, was foredoomed.

The Talmud relates30 the journeys of Rabbi Akiba to the Maghreb, in which he doubtlessly helped to stir up the revolt against Rome. 31 Hillel, in a rather curious passage, explains the prevalence of flat feet among inhabitants of the Maghreb by the number of swamps in that region. E. 32 The early Christian writer Tertul­ lian33 added further convincing evidence of the tenacious per­ sistence of Hebrew in North Africa, a phenomenon which is hardly surprising in what was undoubtedly the most intensely Semitic of all countries of the Diaspora.

The only sources of information on this period are the observations of the enemies of the Vandals; a few coins discovered at Carthage; and the Thermae of Gibbamond, a unique monument near the mosque of Ezzituna which was brought to light by Rabbi Ar­ ditti and is attributed to the Vandal period. Nevertheless two facts about the Vandals throw some light on the history of the Jews under their domination. Firstly, the Vandals, unlike the Romans, were destroyers and despoilers. According to Procopius, Gaiseric was once asked toward which This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only.

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