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City in lower Galilee, mentioned in the annals of Sennacherib (a,40); an Israelite settlement in Biblical times is recorded by burial finds. Following the Bar Kochba uprising c. 140 AD the place of a rabbinical synod (Sanhedrin; Synhedrion II.), at which leading scholars of the period, initially without the later patriarch Simon ben Gamaliel, appointed new people to rabbinical positions and issued edicts relating primarily to family law (Song of Songs Rabbah 2,5,3). For a time U. was the seat of the patriarch Simon b…

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Hollender, Elisabeth (Cologne), “Usha”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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