Babatha’s Legacy

Jerusalem, 1992

“Psst,” I heard, passing by the large Plexiglas display box in the tunnel of the Shrine of the Book; an ancient worn sandal and reference to a woman of the first century named Babatha within.  She has been haunting me ever since.   Now, a foot high pile of research looking for a screenwriter. 

Picture of Babatha Sandal 

Scroll
A scroll found in the cave, part of the Babatha archive

www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…/ejud_0002_0011_0_10454.html – … took refuge together with his family which included a woman named Babatha. … the Romans; several glass plates, a great number of keys, clothing, sandals

 

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