a place where Jews gather to study the Talmud and other religious writings; a small synagogue.
a place in ancient Israel, at the foot of the Mount of Olives: starting point of Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem. Matt. 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29. Historical Examples Jerusalem Explored, Volume I–Text Ermete Pierotti Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Saint Ignatius Loyola
- Beth shammai
the school of Jewish legal thought and hermeneutics founded in Jerusalem in the 1st century b.c. by the Jewish teacher Shammai and characterized by an austere or rigid interpretation of Jewish law and tradition.
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